By Paula Mitchell
For this week, the writer would like to invite the readers to take a look at the spoken language. It can be frustrating, yet quite humorous! Take for instance:
- The bandage was wound around the wound.
- The farm was used to produce produce.
- The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.
- We must polish the Polish furniture.
- He could lead if he would get the lead out.
- The soldiers decided to desert his dessert in the desert.
- Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present.
- A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum.
- When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.
- I did not object to the object.
- The insurance was invalid for the invalid.
- There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row.
- They were too close to the door to close it.
The writer’s question is “how the reader made out?”
The weather man indicated that moisture would measurably fall; however, the community just had “spritz” moisture. Mornings have been somewhat cooler, (Monday morning registering 39 degrees) which has been readily received. Jackets are almost a “must.”
Life’s little instructions include the following:
- Never ask a barber if a person needs a haircut.
- Be especially courteous and patient with older people.
- Get a flu shot.
- Let a person’s children overhear one saying complimentary things about them to other adults.
- Offer hope.
The solar eclipse this past Saturday was not noticeable in this community as it remained cloudy most of the day.
Here is an amazing fact: October has five Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays.
This week’s quotes are as follows:
“If you are given the gift of growing older, accept it with grace, because not everybody gets it.” — Sheryl Sage
“Never follow a leader who is more in love with power than people.” — Native American Proverb
“You just can’t beat the person who never gives up.” — Babe Ruth
“God writes the Gospel not in the Bible alone, but on trees and flowers and clouds and stars.” — Martin Luther
“Integrity means that what you thought, what you said, and what you did, are all the same.” — Scott Hagan, PHD
Sitting by the fireplace is surely enjoyable to hear the “Talk of the Grove.”
Justin and April Simmons went to Raleigh, North Carolina. Saturday, they attended Jessica Simmons’ engagement party.
Benny and Linda Custer visited Sunday in the home of Willard and Judy Rader. Benny and Linda also attended the Pendleton County Historical Society meeting in Upper Tract.
Sunday, the St. Paul Lutheran Church members enjoyed a ham and chicken pot-pie dinner following worship service.
Motoring from Harrisonburg, Virginia, to visit with Rosalee Grogg were Shannon Simmons and Diane Kuykendall. Other visitors were Marleta Wimer and Tyler Grogg.
News arrived that Christian Dasher had his leg amputated above the knee. This was due to an infection. He would appreciate receiving cards: 719 Brady Hollow Rd., Brandywine, WV 26802.
Mary Puffenbarger remains at Mon Health Center in Morgantown.
Clickety clacks for the chin waggers are as follows:
- Chickens can run at 9 mph, make friends and will grieve.
- There’s a basketball court in the Supreme Court Building, and it is called the Highest Court in the Land.
- Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are America’s bestselling candy.
- Ulysses S. Grant was really Hiram Ulysses Grant.
- Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving in October.
Rhonda Nash recently ventured to northern Virginia for the 45th anniversary of her graduation from Woodbridge Senior High School in Woodbridge, Virginia. The reunion dinner/dance was held at the Embassy Suites by Hilton in Springfield, Virginia. She especially enjoyed catching up with old friends in person (rather than just through Facebook) and reconnecting with folks she hadn’t seen in decades.
A nice crowd attended the late Gerald Pitsenbarger sale Saturday in Broad Run. Items were bought by pleasing individuals with a pie safe selling for $15,000.
Concerns for this week are many. They are as follows: Bob Adamson, Charles Anderson, Roger and Joan Ashley, Mercedes Aumann, the Vernon “Fuzzy” Baldwin family, Lynn Beatty, the Nila Bland family, “Bo” Boggs, Kim Kline, Marie Cole, Jeff Craig, Norma Propst Cunningham, Christian Dasher, Bethany Eye, Isaac Eye, Marie Eye, Mary Eye, Neal Eye, Donna Fleisher, Lola Graham, Jordan Greathouse, Marlene Harman, Marvin Hartman, Steve and Armanda Heavner, Grace Hedrick, Jackie Hill, Edsel and May Ann Hogan, Virgil Homan, Jr., Adelbert Hoover, Myrtle Hoover, Debbie and Enos Horst, Alice Johnson, Richard Judy, Ruthlene Judy, Marsha Keller, Danny Kimble, Dennis Kincaid, Kim Kline, Tracie Knight, Melissa Lambert, Robert Lambert, Rex Landis, Angela Lung, Linda Malcolm, Betty Mallow, Roger and Skip Mallow, Willard May, Neil McLaughlin, Rose Miller, Bruce Minor, Tucker Minor, Carrol Mitchell, Barbara Moats, Melvin Moats, Aaron Nelson, Ruth Nelson, the Benny Nesselrodt family, Don Nilsen, Cheryl Paine, Barbara Parker, Sutton Parrack, Shirley Pratt, Alda Propst, the Jesse “Jay” Propst family, John O. Propst, Kathy Propst, Linda Propst, Harley Propst, Sheldon Propst, Mary Puffenbarger, Charles Rexrode, Jason Rexrode, Jimmy Rexrode, Pam Rexrode, Donna Ruddle, Annie Simmons, Phyllis Simmons, the Davey Simmons family, Erin Simmons, Eva Simmons, Robbie Sites, Connie Sulser, Rosa Tichenor, Sandra Vandevander, Evelyn Varner, Amy Vaus, Sheldon Waggy, Judy Williams, Junior Wimer, Margaret Wimer, Dana Yokum, and the earthquake victims in Papua New Guinea and Afghanistan, and the Israeli nation.