The Rock Wall

Posted February 4, 2016 at 11:36 am

On Tuesday, I received the obituaries and photo of the young family that was devastated in the head-on wreck near Clinton. It just nearly tears your heart out to see the innocent baby and her young dad who died so needlessly. I can’t even imagine how the young mother/wife must feel. I knew the grandpa, Bill Leonard, back when we were just kids. I feel so sorry for that family.

– We didn’t stay up and watch the returns from the Iowa caucuses. Didn’t have a dog in that hunt. Tuesday morning, I found the results kind of amusing.

I guess we get to vote in the March 15 primary. Wonder how many will be in the race then.

– My sister texted me today asking if I knew that Aunt Myrtle’s house burned

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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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