About a week ago, my landlord sent a man around to my apartment complex to “weed-eat” around the back forty. He did a great job, even leaving some flowers standing that I would have mown down like stinkweeds.
Summer has arrived in South Mississippi, although it’s difficult to define because we have had no, or very little, “winter” weather. Winter, for us, was a few cool or rainy days, mixed with some wind to make the air feel cooler.
Did it every occur to you that the best educated drivers on the road are teenagers? Hard to believe isn’t it? But consider that along with driver’s education and passing a written and driving test to get a license comes a load of other tasks to master behind the wheel.
As children, we all had this never-ending thirst for knowledge. Our favorite question was, “why?” I don’t know about yours, but my parents eventually replied, “just because!” That usually put an end to the questioning, but only for a brief while.
When I was a young lad, perhaps 10 or 11 years old, our family doctor came to my house in rural Marion County to check on my progress. I don’t remember what the ailment was (I had all the childhood illnesses), but I remember the visit vaguely.
President’s Day last Monday caught me by surprise. It’s not one of those major holidays like Christmas, but is celebrated on the third Monday of February to honor George Washington, our first president. In some places, it is an occasion to honor all presidents.