The Autumn Equinox has come, bringing rain for us here, along with the shortening days and longer nights. Of all the seasons, Autumn has always been my favorite. Maybe because I am a child of the moon and look forward to long cozy nights and warm crackly fireplaces. Maybe because it brings with it those holidays that pull families and friends together for feasting and fun and reminiscing. I look forward to cooler temperatures and the leaves turning and that incredible blue of an autumn sky. And Pumpkin Hollow is open now. Plan a trip for the family. There’s a corn maze and monsters, I think. It’s a good place to get a pumpkin for Halloween. Well worth the trip.
I don’t have to travel to Pumpkin Hollow to find a ghost. I have my very own, a couple of them. One is very interested technology. She used to mess with my computer a lot, mostly playing the music CD’s that were in the CD rom if she liked that kind of music. Country music would spontaneously begin to play or classical music. If it was a jazz CD, however, the drawer would open, resembling a child sticking out his tongue. So, I would change the CD.
Now that I only have a laptop and seldom play CDs on it, she is looking for other ways to amuse herself. A few weeks ago, the TV in the kitchen began to come on by itself and flip through the channels and turn itself off, not conducive to keeping up with the news while I made dinner. I tried a few things that didn’t make much difference and then just unplugged it, deciding I would have to get a new one. Then I tried it again after a day or two and guess what. After days of me trying one thing and another, it flipped through the channels a couple of times and then let me set it where I wanted. Now it is apparently back to normal, except that it will come back on by itself if I don’t unplug it. I fully expect my ghost is trying to learn how to make it play with being plugged in. That would take a lot of energy. I’ll keep you informed.
The Clay County Arts Council presented “Alice In Wonderland” to us over the weekend. I went to the Saturday afternoon show and it was a fun play. A huge cast represented Alice’s adventure splendidly. The cast, including characters from children’s books, a row of beautiful flowers, a caterpillar cum butterfly and the Queen of Hearts and her court along with assorted small animals, kept the show moving around Alice and the Cheshire Cat. The set was grand and the costumes beautiful. I enjoyed it all. Thank you CCAC members and cast for a great show.
In case you’re interested, I am selling my rent house. It is listed with Sigsby Real Estate and you can see pictures on Zillow. It is 514 McNabb Street. Call Steven Sigsby at 595-4214 to get a look inside. Two bedrooms one bath and a large corner lot.
A reminder about the Hot Wheels Club that has been formed in Rector. If you are a collector or just want take a look, The NEA Hot Wheels Club meets at the community center on the 2nd Saturday of each month at 6:00 p.m. They are looking for new members, so drop in, if you are interested.
Another reminder. You must be registered by October 9 in order to vote in the mid-term election in November. If you need help getting registered, give me a call and I will see what I can do. If you want to be sure you are registered, you can check at: https://www.vote.org/am-i-registered-to-vote/ . Just enter the state and your name and birthday and it will tell you if you are still registered. You can vote at the polls on election day (November 6) or you can get a mail in ballot or an absentee ballot (request before October 30) or you can vote early at the courthouse between October 22 and November 5. Your vote does count.
I suppose that’s all I have to tell you this week. Let me know who is visiting who and what is going on in your life and I will share it with everyone else. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org . Phone number (870) 595-4997. Check out your Rector, Arkansas website: www.rectorarkansas.com from time to time. I love to be told I need to update it and I take all suggestions to heart. Take a look.
Goodbye for now.