The Rock Wall

Posted May 19, 2016 at 12:34 pm

I don’t know if I’d call it a game, but often when Kimball and are watching TV, one will ask the other, “Who does that remind you of?” Often we agree or it gets us to thinking.

Just the other day, I asked Kimball, “Who does Bernie Sanders remind you of?”

She replied, “Bob Allen.” Exactly what I was thinking.

The similarity ends there. Bob was originally from Canada. I never heard Bob say anything that I even remotely interpreted as liberal or socialistic. He and his partner, Rita, were generous. Davis and I enjoyed some wonderful meals at their table on the way to or from turkey or deer hunting.

The big pond I helped Bob design yielded some good strings of fish which I filleted for them. That

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    The Rock Wall

    In past years, the peak fall color has averaged around Oct. 15, so we have been watching to see what effect the drought has on color this year.

    Monday morning, Oct. 15, I told Kimball that the oak and hickory trees north of our house looked the best I’d seen them. I also said I can never tell when the peak hits until a day or two later.

    I’m thinking today, Tuesday, that Monday was it.

    The sugar maples don’t play by oak rules.

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