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Around Deltaville

by T.D. Harris

A new year has started. Resolutions have been made and broken. The new Twenty-one Day Diet is being talked about. No need to start it if you couldn’t stay with the Seventeen Day Diet is my opinion. A resolution to love yourself the way you are might be good. Even better, join the Y and meet new people while enjoying mild exercise. 

The forecast for arctic weather was right on this week. The bitter cold seems to have energized the Corgi puppies at our home. They run and play with each other, dodging in and out of the bushes while yours truly stands protecting them from hawks and eagles. They are the size and color of rabbits.

It is amazing what is going on outside at night when it is this cold. The air is clear and the stars are bright. The moon seems to be watching. It is easy to imagine what it must have been like hundreds of years ago here. The quietness that really is not quiet. The rustling of the leaves and calls of night birds can be heard. A loose halyard clangs against the mast—a familiar noise that disrupts the quiet. The Christmas lights are still on the holly tree in our yard. When the wind blows, the tree dances. 

Stephen Blue has begun dismantling the lighted decorations at Mason Realty. A big thank-you to Stephen and his parents, Carol and Randy. Deltaville looked so beautiful this year and Stephen played a big part in making it so. Lights and music were synchronized. The “Welcome to Deltaville” sign was decorated and lighted with presents at the base. Presents were also sprinkled at the bottom of the telephone poles going through Deltaville. It is delightful to return to the simplicity of Deltaville after being blasted by the “other” world. That is what makes Deltaville special. 

Birthdays were celebrated earlier this week by Janet Parrish, John Melvin Ward, Bev Butler, Jimmy Walker, Georgia Crittenden and Ali Bibee. Raymond Benson will celebrate his birthday tomorrow. Barbara and Billy Earman will celebrate their anniversary Saturday. Best wishes to all.

The Dog Friends group has turned into a wonderful thing with a membership of over 200 friends. Several dogs have been placed as a direct result of people meeting the dogs that are housed at the county animal facility. Money for fencing is being raised.

“It is difficult to say what is impossible for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow.”

Fair winds.

posted 01.08.2014

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