Thursday, September 22, 2011
Brave and crazy
I got an unusual text via my new cell phone Thursday.
“Missing all four tires and rims attached – stolen in the night. Yay me!” was her message with a photo attached. The picture showed the car, a 2006 Maxima car, on blocks, with all four tires and rims gone.
Close to Nowhere
and misery on me. If it weren’t for bad luck, I’d have no luck at all... Gloom, despair...”
I’ve started my column with this old Hee Haw song several times. Somehow, it just seems to fit my lifestyle.
Where to start...?
American Bus Association names Holly Springs Pilgrimage one of 100 best events for 2012
The American Bus Association (ABA) just announced that the Holly Springs Pilgrimage of Homes to be held April 13-15, has been designated as one of the Top 100 Events in North America for 2012 by an experienced expert tourism industry committee.
Inclusion in the Top 100 list, published as a supplement to the September/October issue of Destinations magazine, indicates that the spring pilgrimage offers excellent entertainment value to both tour groups and individual travelers from around the world, according to ABA.
Letter To The Editor
Annie's a blessing
I just wanted to write and let the people of Holly Springs know what a gem they have in Annie’s Restaurant. My husband and I rode through Thursday, Sept. 15, the day before Strawberry Plains had the hummingbird festival. We have been many places and definitely eaten our share of food in restaurants along the way; however, nothing comes close to Annie’s for home cooking.
The place is immaculately clean, the people treat you better than family. Ms. Annie is a sweetheart of a lady and makes the best cornbread I’ve ever eaten in my whole life and I’m 62. All the food is just wonderful. In a lot of “home cooking places” the food is too salty or greasy. Not Annie’s. We eat healthy so usually fried chicken is not something we eat. We ate fried chicken that day. Her peas were the best too. Let’s not forget desserts. I thought I made a mean lemon pie. Ms. Annie’s left me in the dust.
Annie’s is a blessing and shouldn’t be taken for granted. We will be back to Holly Springs to eat at Annie’s.
My place is a mess
I wish I had something good to write about but I don’t.
Last November, a light line fell on the patio. I called the company. Two men came in a big truck. The deep ruts are still there. They took the line down and in doing so they cut the electricity in the storage room. There are washer and dryer connections in there and lights. I have two light posts, one on each lot, that are on my meter. They came without my knowledge, took down the line, rolled it up, hung it on the post. But now it’s gone. When I asked about it, they said they would tell Mr. Humphries, but I have heard no more, and I still don’t have a street light and it gets mighty dark out here.
When I moved here before the bypass, there was a high bank all the way across the highway in front of my house. It was taken out and a bank is there that drains all the water into my yard. My house stood in water. It’s some better since they put it in, but the damage is done. The bricks are cracking apart in a couple places. I called the supervisor six times long distance, got the answering machine, left messages. his wife answered twice; once he called me and said he would be here the next morning but he did not come. The bypass is not finished at my house. There are ditches and furrows. The driveways are not finished. My place is a mess. Come and see and move the sign.
Immanuel Betts, Marines, 2nd tour, Afghanistan
Chad Bowman, Afghanistan
Houston Brimmage, National Guard, Iraq
Frederick D. Brown, Army, Afghanistan
Shanika Buffington, National Guard, Iraq
B.J. Butler, Army
Wesley Crutcher II, Afghanistan
John Davis, Army, Iraq
John Westley Day, National Guard, Iraq
Michael Dunworth, Navy, Iraq
LaCourtney Ellis, Army, Afghanistan
Charles Fairbairn, Army, Iraq; now in Afghanistan
Wayne Gowland, Army, Iraq
Jarod Grimes, Army, Iraq
Jorty “Bubba” Holmes, Army, Iraq
Lee (Brandon) Hutchens, Marines, Iraq
Sammie Ivy, National Guard, Iraq
Jason Janicki, Army, Iraq
Robert Jordan Jr., Army, Iraq
Scott King, Navy, Afghanistan
LaVandes Lester, Marines, Iraq
James Light, Army, Afghanistan
Sale T. Lilly IV, Navy, Afghanistan
Antione McNeil, Army, Iraq
Chad Minor, Air Force
Will Olita, Navy, Arabian Sea (Afghanistan)
Chadwick (Chad) Phillips, Army, 2nd tour, Iraq
Scott Poff, National Guard, 2nd tour, Iraq
Deron Randolph, Marines, Iraq
Darryl Wayne Ricks, National Guard, Iraq
Candace L. White, Army, Afghanistan
Justin Sanders, Army, Iraq
Cody Sanderson, Air Force, Iraq
Mitch Swann, Army, Iraq
Landon Tucker, National Guard, 2nd tour, Iraq
Chauncy Turnage, Army, 2nd tour, Iraq
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