The Rock Wall

Posted February 26, 2015 at 11:28 am

It was quite enjoyable visiting with Gene Lowe and his friend, Rosalie Handly, Tuesday in our breakroom. Talk about a trip down memory lane. Gene and I knew enough common history of the Tri-County area that at times Rosalie said, “At least your stories agree.” Of course, at 91, Gene knew about some of the history that I didn’t.

I called Kimball into the breakroom to hear some of his reports but she didn’t get to hear a lot of them. After he and Rosalie left, I told Kimball that she needs to get in touch with Gene to record more of the history of El Dorado Springs.

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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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