The Rock Wall

Posted December 18, 2014 at 1:51 pm

I’m fairly certain I did not wish you a Merry Christmas last year but I want to this year. My definition of that has changed over the years. When I was a kid, it meant presents for me under the Christmas tree. Now, it doesn’t have anything to do with presents, at least not ones you can see and hold. I’m more concerned with the health and happiness of my wife, children, family, friends and acquaintances.

We won’t see Adrian and Cain this Christmas, but it is priceless knowing they are well and happy. They plan to spend Christmas with his parents in NE Louisiana. That’s only fair since they were here for Thanksgiving.

We have Davis with us. Last Christmas he came home to help his momma while I wasn’t helping anybody. He was the one who

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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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