News from the Hickory Corner Community of Chester County

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with Dot Patterson

Greetings from Hickory Corner!
Monday was a beautiful day, and Ruger and I went for a walk. We always stop for a short visit at Buddy’s (lab) grave. I will pause and then say his name. Ruger just stops and stares at me, and then we continue our walk. Ruger makes a good walking companion.
It is relaxing to sit on the deck and watch the birds at the feeders, which are squirrel proof. I watched as a little smart squirrel sat on the feeder swinging back and forth until some feed fell on the ground, which the squirrel then jumped down and ate. It was not long before he ran back up the post just a swinging. I am sure I will see him again soon.
Reminder that there will be a meeting at 7 p.m. this Thursday, March 25, at the Hickory Corner Community Center. Social distancing can be observed. Please attend if possible.
March 23 is my mama’s birthday. Although she has been gone since 2001, I think of her often, especially at this time of the year. Jewel Cherry Greene was a strong woman, and I miss her. Wouldn’t it be great if we could have one last conversation with our lost loved ones? Recently, I found an unlabeled cassette tape with my mama telling a story about the famous railroad engineer, Casey Jones, and her singing a few songs. It was like she was there in my living room. If you have old cassette tapes laying around, please take time to listen to them. You never know what treasure you may find on them.
Let’s pray our lives can return to somewhat normal over the coming months. To the folks of my generation, until then, let’s try and stay busy. We can write someone a letter, make a phone call, bake cookies for someone, read a book and, if health permits, take a walk. I am now reading Kristen Hannah’s novel The Four Winds that is set during the Great Depression.
March Tidbits: March 1, 1872 – Yellowstone becomes the U.S.’s first national park, March 24, 1958 – Elvis joins the army and March 9, 1964 – the first Ford Mustang rolls off the assembly line.
Remember in prayer: Arlan Porter, Ann Bennett, Richy Butler, Ladelle Clark, Mildred Smith, Martha Autry, Ann Morrison, Bonice Martin, Peggy Whitman, Jim Ruth, W.T. Roland, Peggy Lard, William and Eddie Luttrell, and Donna Lynch. Please continue to pray for those who are dealing with Covid and other sicknesses. If you would like to add or remove a name to our prayer list, please call me.
If you would like to rent the HCC center for your special event, please call Nancy Patterson at 608-1159.
As always, I need your help in writing this column. Please call me at 989-3315 with any news or tidbits you would like to share. I will be happy to hear from you.
Spread some kindness and make it a great week!

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