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Wednesday, January 14, 2009 • Posted January 13, 2009 10:00 PM

Good morning gentle readers!

The temperature is rising! Out here on my south 40, it is now 34 degrees. Hope it is warmer in town.

I saw Dot Warrington the other day and she looked simply mah-velous! She is one of a trio of sisters, all of whom are certainly spiffy! They have had many varied adventures among the three of them. Corner them one day (they are usually together, but not always) and ask them about the places they have lived.

When something is local, people sometimes forget that it is there. I lived in Arizona for twenty years and only visited the Grand Canyon a couple years before I moved here. In that same vein, we have The Blanco Settlement - granted, it is not on the Square, but it is a place you ought to stop by and visit. It might not be on the scale of the Grand Canyon in the scheme of things, but Miz Charlene has lots of things that will entice you to pull out your dollar bills (or twenties or fifties or ......) and buy something!!! She has designer you-name-it, she has candles, she has clothing, she has bed linens, she has great deals, and best of all, as far as I am concerned, she has Chamilia Charms!!!

We also have The Vintage Cottage, and it is downtown, still not on the square, but you don’t have to go very far. They also have so many pretties that it will take a lot of willpower not to spend. If there is a new baby in the family, they have a whole room dedicated to gorgeous baby clothes. I am thinking of buying some, just in case!

It is nice to see Florine and Harold Lord out and about again. Good thoughts go out to Lorie and Marvin Stettler.

Have you stopped in at the Blanco Star lately? Carrie Fellows works there and she knows everything about what the Dunis’ have. Art, art, art - an amazing work staring right at you when you walk in the front door (and you can have your picture taken with this particular piece) - and antiques, antiques, antiques. Around the corner, next to Papa Joey’s, is Mrs. Williamson’s antique emporium as well - if you are a cookbook fan, she has ‘em. It will take you at least a day to search through all her nooks and crannies. And when you’re finished there, you can trot next door for Italian (plus you will have this audacious waiter, who can sing - he knows who he is).

There are interesting things going on behind the scenes in Blanco. Keep an eye out!

On January 8th, Live Oak Medical Center had their Monthly Birthday Party hosted by the Methodist Church Group.

Darlene Kiernan played the piano while Dorothy Dillon, Mary Ann Hoffman and Cerece Spivey joined her at the piano to sing many happy favorites. Volunteer Doris Collins and Activities Director Pauline Walker served cakes by Dorthy Trophy with ice cream and punch.

Birthday honorees were Hattie Fuchs, Azalea Lockridge, Mr. Pat Rion, Edna Gerhard, Jasper McClellan, and Carol Theriot. Gifts were handed out from Blanco National Bank; delivered with balloons by Rebecca Howerton.

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