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By Kathy Anderson
It’s a fact that our Postmaster, Debbie Ludlow provides first class service. She proved it this week when she made a home delivery to Ruthie Anderson’s to leave the faithful and dependable box of goodies that longtime friend and former Atoka resident, Orville “Chick” Evans sends every few months.
Debbie who occasionally gets to sample the goody box when Ruthie picks it up at the post office, familiar with the contents dropped it off on her way home rather than let it sit overnight. One of Debbie’s favorites is always one of the big oranges.
Orville’s box of goodies come all the way from Porterville, California where he now resides. He has almond and pistachio trees in addition to an orange grove. Ninety-nine percent of the Pistachio Trees are grown in California.
Orville’s goody box consisted of big juicy home grown dates, oranges, various kinds of almonds, various types of seasoned pistachios and his own sun dried raisins.
Orville is also an avid reader of the Atoka County Times and keeps up with his longtime friends through the paper.
This week my family and I all enjoyed vacationing in Orange Beach, Alabama. My nephew and his wife and his two sons, who are five and two years old also made the trip. We all had a great time together.
For those of you who have been to Orange Beach or Gulf Shores you may have eaten at one of the famous beach restaurants called “Tacky Jack’s”. What people like about it is at the conclusion of your meal they will give you a piece of duck tape that you can write your name on or some memorable expression and tape it on the wall or other surrounding structures. Since our family had eaten there before on a previous vacation and I knew what to expect, on this trip I took my own orange OSU Duck Tape. If you ever go to Tacky Jack’s you need to look for the several conspicuous pieces of OSU duck tape among the hundreds of others.
I will have to say I can add something to my repertoire that I haven’t seen before. Living in the Daisy community many times on the side of the road we will see animals and varmints that have been run over, such as deer, raccoons, opossums, coyotes, wild pigs, and the list can go on. However, on this road trip we saw an alligator that had been hit by a car on the side of the road. It’s just not your everyday sighting. As we were leaving Alabama we also sighted an alligator swimming in the bay. I was so excited for the last few days, since I’ve been home I’ve been watching episodes of “Swamp People”.
We want to give a shout out to the mother-son duo of Lavona and Glenn Wyrick who celebrated a birthday this past week. Happy Birthday wishes also go out to Lynn Wyrick, Glenn’s twin brother.
If anyone knows of any good remedies to get rid of raccoons and squirrels please let me know. My mother’s apple trees which had been covered with apples are almost barren now due to the raccoons and squirrels. She tried several things that were supposed to keep them away from the trees but nothing seemed to work.
Bro Phil Tallman and his wife Sharon reported having a good time on a Pastor’s retreat they participated in this past week near Bells, Texas.
Please keep all the schools in your thoughts and prayers as we all get ready to begin a new school year within the next few weeks.