It is Memorial Day as I write this column. Tomorrow on Tuesday, Ruth Ann and I go to Lebanon, Ohio to attend a P.E.R.I. District meeting along with other folks. I was talking to a feller called Bill. He said he was planting tomatoes and onions, and a dog he has, was pulling the plants up and laying them at his feet.
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My Great Grandma, Alice (Boyd) Brown, was born in 1863 at the height of the Civil War. She passed away at the ripe old age of 95 in 1958. It is difficult to imagine what my Great Grandma must have thought about all the changes that took place during her lifetime.
The good Lord has taken a couple more folks home. One was Linda Millman’s son, Tony at age 43. He was a very fine person and he will be missed by his wife and all his family. The other feller was a friend I have worked with here at East Fork. He worked on the area by the Dam, and was a very strong Christian.
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The Good Lord has taken a couple good friends to his home in heaven. They were Burton Smith and Tom Gardner. We will miss these two along with their families, and a host of friends. Both were farmers and knew their farming good.
Memorial Day, Mothers According to a recent Gallup Poll only 28 percent of Americans know the true meaning behind Memorial Day. Each war has taken many loved ones but it seems we have become calloused to those personal sacrifices that will impact a family for the rest of their lives.
May is Older Americans Month. We are fortunate to live in American and in Clermont County, which is a great place to live at any age. It is an especially great place to live during your later years, if you happen to need a little extra help to continue enjoying the comfort of your own home.
Now mark your calendar for the Memorial Day Service at the Old Bethel Church on May 31, here at the East Fork Park. The service starts at 10 a.m. The music will be by the Kinner Express and at 11 a.m. The American Legion will be here at the cemetery to honor the veterans buried here.
I am writing this on Monday evening after the Bethel Lions Club meeting, because on Tuesday morning we need to be at the Middle School for election by 6 a.m. The other morning while eating breakfast we were watching a little tufted titmouse gathering materials for it