The Rock Wall

Posted March 26, 2015 at 10:39 am

Life is a brittle thread.

Saturday night at church, Karen Schlup asked that we pray for her 14-year-old nephew who his mother had found unconscious.

Monday night I received his obituary from the funeral home. The photo with it showed a good looking kid.

What a tragedy.

As one person said: you get past rocking them with the fevers and childhood diseases, then you think you’ve got it made.

- Right now, at a little before 5 on Tuesday, I’m occasionally flipping my computer screen to the Weather Channel to watch the rapidly approaching storm the just “blew up” southwest of here about 4 p.m. It literally came out of no-where.

Like everyone else, I was tired of winter. And I love

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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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