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Potpourri for January 30
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 • Posted January 31, 2013 3:09 PM

Dear Readers:

It is a gloomy day today where I am - I hope it's sunnier where you happen to be.

Hill Country Trail Ride dance at Twin Sisters this Saturday night, followed by a Cowboy Breakfast Sunday morning from 5:30 to 7:30 AM at Yett Park. Good fixings to warm your belly! If you can drag yourself out of bed that early, it will be fun!

Thoughts and prayers go out to the Jack Felps family as well as to the family of Rebecca Howerton.

When I moved here eight years ago, I knew very few people - now, just about every time somebody passes away, it feels as though it was one of my relatives.

I remember the first time I met Mr. Jack - it was at a library presentation, and he and Ben Copeland were talking about all the cutting up they used to do in and out of school.

And Miss Rebecca, well, she evoked a lot of strong feelings in lots of people in lots of different areas, but she was never a shirker and you knew where you stood. She loved to dance and said she had danced in just about every dance hall there was around this area. Talking to her one-on-one was so very rewarding - she had many, many interests, but Texas history seemed to be her passion. When she took on the challenging job as a teacher at Headstart a couple years ago, it was hard for me to picture her getting down on her knees and crawling through tunnels with the little kids, but she did it and the kids loved her. She was wont to wear stockings with her sandals - one little boy asked, "Miss Becky, where are your toes?" We laughed about that. She brought a lot of joy to a great many people, me included. I was always just glad to be around her because she was so knowledgeable and interesting, and I will miss her a great deal.

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