Thursday, October 15, 2015

I rarely drive down Route 10

I rarely drive down Route 10 in Lincoln county, WV anymore. . .
Too many good and bad memories, really.
But I made a special trip today and stopped to see my Aunt Peep who lives right beside that road.
My Daddy's little sister. She was, as expected, having one of her well known yard sales.
By him she worked for almost 60 years in his little store. She is known as far and wide here as he, I suspect.
More character, sass and grit in this woman Than 10 young women combined.
So unlike my daddy, but so devoted to him she always was. . .through his entire life, till the very end.
Her hair and arms look so like his, but her words are humorous and optimistic, as always. His were firm, without foolishness, as he said, with the glass always empty.
And when she talks about him, I remember.
.There is no love greater than that one can have for a brother. . .



Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds. For riches are not for ever: and doth the crown endure to every generation? The hay appeareth, and the tender grass sheweth itself, and herbs of the mountains are gathered. The lambs are for thy clothing, and the goats are the price of the field. And thou shalt have goats' milk enough for thy food, for the food of thy household, and for the maintenance for thy maidens

- Proverbs 27:23-27

"I know of no pursuit in which more real and important services can be rendered to any country than by improving its agriculture, its breed of useful animals, and other branches of a husbandman's cares."

- George Washington