Hello, folks. Here we are, deep into July with all that goes with it. I am talking about the heat and the humidity. That said, it would appear that the really, really hot weather went north of us last week. Go figure. Today, the weatherman has promised us it will be a little cooler with a chance for rain. I would like that.
Georgia Sallee, and Lark and Steven Sigsby journeyed to Memphis, Saturday-before-last, for a reunion of the descendants of Marshall Dexter Crabtree, Sr. of Imboden. They get together every other year and this has been an event the entire family looks forward to each time. Georgia’s nephews, Rick and Bob Harvey from Florida met them in Rector and rode with them to Memphis. Joseph and Natalie (Sigsby) Rogers, of Little Rock, and Marshall Sigsby of Jonesboro, joined them there. A total of 33 adults and 3 children were on hand to represent the family and celebrate together. I want to add that Ms. Georgia held the honor of being the oldest attendee.
Many of the visitors toured Graceland and other Memphis sights before meeting the rest of the clan for dinner at BB King’s on Beall Street They enjoyed the music, the food, the ambience and people watching. This reunion draws people from Florida, Texas, Colorado, Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee as well as from Arkansas. They all had a good time and are already looking forward to the next one.
One of the things I love about living in Rector is tomatoes. The tomatoes from here are the best, the very best. And people share them. Thank you Jessie Malin for sharing yours with me and thank you to the secret angel who dropped off bags of tomatoes and some other things for Carol Stone. She shared with me too, causing me to make an emergency run to Harp’s for bacon. I had to have a BLT. Also, I saw on Facebook, a post from a neighbor who had some “red, ripe, tomatoes needing a new home.” No, I did not avail myself of those as I have plenty. I just liked the idea of all the nice people sharing home grown vegetables, just one of the ways the people of Rector endear themselves to me.
My birthday was Friday and I went to dinner with some of my lady friends. Carol Stone, Jessie Malin, Nancy Kemp, Candy Hill, Cathy Louder, Georgia Sallee and I, all went to Chili’s in Paragould and caused as much trouble as we could. Unfortunately, we can’t seem to get in as much trouble as we used to. Maybe we need to practice more. Anyway, we had a good time and a good meal and a lot of laughs. Thank you all for celebrating with me.
Well, it is time for me to go. There is still a lot of this long, hot summer ahead of us so stay cool and stay hydrated when you are out of doors. And for petes sake, don’t forget your outdoor pets. They get hot and thirsty too. Give them plenty of shade and water. DO NOT leave pets or children in the car in this weather. They can die.
Let me know what is going on with you and I will be glad to share it with my readers. I would love to share your vacation stories. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org . Phone number (870) 595-4997. Check out the www.rectorarkansas.com from time to time. Let me know if anything needs to be added or changed. Bye now! Stay cool.