[Masthead] Fair ~ 79°F  
High: 77°F ~ Low: 51°F
Wednesday, Mar. 29, 2017

Cotton Picking Time!

Posted Monday, September 24, 2012, at 12:48 PM

Good day everyone. Harvest has begun. Autumn is here. The weather has cooled and we approach the turning of the foliage. I have been really enjoying the cooler weather, watching as the vista changes with each drive and yes, I have already seen two cotton trucks loaded and headed for the gin. It is cotton picking time in northeast Arkansas.

And last week we saw the end of an era as the Space Shuttle Endeavor made its last tour across the country to its final resting place. I grew up across the lake from the Houston Space Center (now Johnson Space Center) and in the space of time between the first grade and the 12th I saw space travel go from comic books to an every-day experience. Watching as friends and relatives posted pictures of the Endeavor as it passed over their businesses or homes for the very last time, I experienced a chill. It was personal for me and for many others as well. I could tell from their postings they were watching with pride and a little sadness to see for the last time what had become so routine for so long. Every post I watched chilled me and thrilled me and saddened me. There will be more space travel, but it will be different now.

I heard a rumor the other day that Sharon Tooms and her mother-in-law, Maggie Tooms shared a birthday last week. Yes indeed, both of them rolled over another year on the 21st. Happy Birthday Sharon and Maggie. No, I am not telling anyone's age.

Did you know that Rector now as a taxi? Really! Clyde Watkins has started a taxi service and is proud to announce that he will take passengers all around Rector and even to Piggott, Paragould and further. His roundtrip rates are: $5.00 in Rector, $12.00 to Piggott or Kennett, $15.00 for Paragould and $25.00 to Jonesboro. Call him if you need a ride. 870 595-1435.

I also hear that live entertainment is coming to Genny's Kitchen next month. Indeed. Saturday nights from 5:30 to 6:30 they will host a variety of Gospel singers for your entertainment while you eat. Feed your soul while you feed yourself.

Lane Wozniak has been on the road again. Back to Phoenix to attend the bridal shower for her son Josh and his fiancÚ, Karen. She had wonderful things to say about Karen's friends and family and she is anxiously awaiting her next visit in November to celebrate their wedding. Congratulations, Josh and Karen.

The Clay County Arts Council will be presenting a fashion show on November 1 at the Sugar Creek Country Club in Piggott. There will be models of all ages so if you are interested in strutting your stuff call Gail Burns at (870) 240-3014.

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.

Respond to this blog

Posting a comment requires free registration:

News from the Porch Swing
Christa Hedrick
Recent posts
Blog RSS feed [Feed icon]
Comments RSS feed [Feed icon]
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.
Hot topics
The First Day of Spring
(0 ~ 2:43 PM, Mar 20)

A Month of All Seasons
(0 ~ 1:47 PM, Mar 13)

March is Roaring
(0 ~ 1:31 PM, Mar 6)

Rector Boys Go to State
(0 ~ 3:20 PM, Feb 27)

(0 ~ 9:14 AM, Feb 20)