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A Preview of Fall!

Posted Monday, September 10, 2012, at 12:23 PM

It has happened! The post Labor Day cool down was pretty much on schedule and I am loving the breeze floating through my open windows. I was a bit worried that with all the unusual weather patterns this year it might not happen. I think we are all glad to have a break from the heat and even see a little rain. We don't know what surprises Mother Nature has in store for us but today is beautiful!

We have a new neighbor on Plain St. I want to welcome Debbie Boyd to the neighborhood. I am predicting that you will enjoy our quiet little area here.

Jessie Malin has had her final chemo treatment and is now busy getting stronger and better every single day. And believe me she is over it!

I want to say thank you to the people at the Rector Public Library who were so good to host a book signing for me on Friday before Labor Day. They have a copy of "We Were Army Wives" on the library shelf too. We are so very fortunate to have such a beautiful library here. I was glad to see so many people using the computers and exchanging books and working on genealogy and history research. It is really a lovely and functional library. Thank you, Deana and staff for taking such good care of it for all of us.

Congratulations to Shelton Sanitation for winning the contract with Piggott. They have been very dependable for us and I know Piggott has had some problems with their former sanitation company. I predict they will be much happier with our very own Shelton Sanitation folks.

I have another scam warning for you. One of my friends had a call the other day from someone telling her that her computer had a bad virus and was about to crash. After the first jolt of fear, she realized that they probably would not be able to know that and ended the conversation. Word to the wise. Although it could be possible for someone to hack into your computer and get information about its condition, chances of them scanning it for your own protection are slim. If someone approaches you and wants you to give them access to your computer, don't do it! Remote access is very helpful when you call on someone to help you with a problem, but very dangerous when a stranger asks for access.

I also want to say that I had a manicure and pedicure from Liz at Studio B and was very pleased. Check out the shop. It is full service and they welcome walk-ins.

Tomorrow is September 11, a date that was forever changed for us all, eleven years ago. I know we will all be taking a few moments to remember that day and where we were when we learned that the twin towers were hit and then the Pentagon and then the plane crash. The axis of our lives shifted that morning because of a hate filled mission against our way of life. As we remember those whose lives were lost, let us not forget that hate and fear are always destructive. Send out positive energy and love so that missions like those will become fewer and fewer and finally non-existant.

Well it is time to go. Enjoy the beginning of autumn. Remember to love deeply and be kind to someone today. Let me know what is going on with you. You can email me at: porchswing@newwavecomm.net or call me (870) 595-3173. You can even drop me a line at 514 West 3rd St., Rector AR 72461.

Bless our military.

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Christa is proud to call herself a true Rector native. Although she was raised on the Texas Gulf Coast, she was born right here on Hickman St. As an adult she traveled and lived in several places before deciding it was time to come home in 1994. She has been active in the community and enjoys watching the world go by from her front porch.
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