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It’s always great to hear from former Auburn residents, especially those who have so many memories to share.

Following last week’s printing, I received a call from Mr. Sherman Price, who is 100 yrs. old and graduated from Auburn school in 1933. He called to see if I was related to a former school mate Ralph Moody (not to my knowledge). He still lives in the same house where he moved following W.W.II. I look forward to spending some time with this gentleman and hope this can be arranged.

Spring cleaning time is here. The city of Auburn is accepting unwanted items this weekend at dumpsters located behind the former hosiery mill in the fenced in lot. Proof of Auburn residence is needed in the form of a water bill. The gates will be open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 8, 9, 10. The following list of items will not be accepted: brush, tires, paint cans, batteries, or construction debris.

It was joy recently to accompany a friend to the home of Darrell and Anne Crawford for a short visit with their chickens. They have four hybrid Road Island Red hens, and some New Hampshire Red pullets. They have impressive separate fenced in areas for both the laying hens and the pullets with coops for each. The food and water source is automatic and their fencing is well secured to keep out predators. What a set-up. When my family had chickens, they had a coop for nighttime, but generally roamed free in the daytime.

Which reminds me, while in Slappy’z for lunch, I saw a sign on the wall with a chicken crossing a dirt country road. The quote was “it’s good to get back to a place where you can cross to the other side without being asked why.”

Set your calendar’s for the annual Bluegrass Festival, May 16-18 at the park.

Remember the 400 mile yard sale June 5-7. Be sure and check out Main St. east to west before exploring adjoining communities.

Must go now, I have to keep my doctor securely in his income bracket. If you have anything to contribute to the column, please call me at 270-542-8705 and have a blessed day.

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