I think I saw a leaf turning yesterday. It is not happening quickly. Not yet. I am seeing gilding at the tops of the trees, but I am ready for full autumn colors and smells and sights. One indication of fall is the cotton picking. That is in full swing and I have never seen so much cotton. The fields were beautiful with the cotton all popped out, a vista of white, before the pickers did their work. Now the bales and modules lining the fields are amazing. A good year for the cotton farmers and a lot of work yet for the gins.
Candy Hill has a new kitten. It found her during her morning walk and followed her home. She mentioned this morning that life around her house got much more exciting at feeding time now.
You may have heard that Steve Morrisett was in an accident on October 4. He was hit by a car while on his motorcycle and stopped at the railroad crossing in Marmaduke. He suffered a broken hip at the time. Last week he had another chip at the site of the original injury and was back in the hospital for a few days to have that repaired. He’s home now and looking at a 6-month recovery period. He and Marla want to say, “Thank you,” to everyone for the calls, cards, visits and food. The Wonderful Food. I have to agree with Marla when she says, “Rector has the best people.” They have been there for her and Steve with help and support. It is a wonderful place to live.
I want to welcome Curtis and Lily Pereira to Rector. They have moved from Florida with their two daughters and look forward to calling Rector home. Curtis is the son of Loretta Pereira.
Carol Stone took a few days and traveled to Hamilton, MO, a small town famous for its quilt shops. She gorged herself on fabric and had a marvelous time visiting with other quilters from all over the country.
I want to remind you that I will be signing and selling my new book, “Echoes From The Ashes,” at Madpies Tea Room and Shoppes, on the square in Piggott on Saturday, November 4. I will be there from 11:00 – 2:00. Please come by and visit, and buy a book. It is a fiction novel about a woman who moves to Seattle in 1981 and as she begins a new life there, she attracts a number of new friends. Together they find they have a special connection at a time before she was born. Reincarnation and serendipity connect them all to the Holocaust of World War II. There is mystery and romance on this emotional journey and a surprise at the end. You can get more information on the book at my website: www.echoesfromtheashes.com .
Madpies is an excellent lunch stop too. Wonderful daily specials and desserts. There website is www.madpiesshoppe,com . They have a Facebook page as well. The “Shoppes” is a delightful collection of individual booths filled with clothing, antiques, handmade items and more and more and more. The perfect place to spend some time on any day of the week.
Mark your calendars for the Fall Fashion Show on November 3, presented by the Clay County Arts Council, Inc. Dinner, fashion show, silent auction, and music by Larry Norred; it will be a fun-filled evening and will benefit the CCAC scholarship program. Tickets can be purchased from any board member and several locations in Rector and Piggott. Lisa Jett has tickets in Corning. Take a look at their Facebook page for more information.
November 18, the Rector Community Center will hold their 6th Annual Fall Craft Fair. We have some outstanding vendors each year. It is a good place to begin your Christmas shopping. There will be breakfast and lunch at the snack bar. We don’t even care about the weather as it is all indoors. Plan to drop by sometime during the day and browse the many items available. The fair will be open to the public from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
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