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Hooray! I finally got that pesky fly. He’s been driving me bonkers for the past two days. This house is big enough for both of us. Don’t why he felt it necessary to follow me from room to room. I have smacked myself so many times I just know I have a concussion. But as I sat down to write, I felt him on top of my head, so I swatted myself with the tablet and sent Mr. Fly to his reward.


I suppose you think life is dull in Auburn when the only thing of interest is a house fly. Wrong, when we girls are gathering on the porch in the evenings, we have two frogs who appear and follow the same path every night. It took a while, but by observing them for so long we found their destination was the area beneath the lights in our parking lot. With all the little flying insects around the lights we determined it was dinner time.


We have yet to find where they spend the day. Yes, we have given them names, one is Freddie because at first we thought he was “a courting.” The other is Harry, or it could be Harriet.


Nature does provide some interesting entertainment if you just pay attention. I once watched as a wild rabbit took a bath. It was similar to a cat. He pulled down his long ear and held it with one paw, licked the other paw and washed behind his ear, then repeated the process with the other ear.


It’s soapbox time. The most irritating chore for me is the dividing out enough medication to last a week. This always reminds of how quickly time flies. One of my doctors has determined I need iron pills. Bare with me now. Do you wonder if the pharmaceutical executives are laughing at us trying to peel the back off these little “safety” packets of capsules. When the dosage is twice daily, that’s fourteen packets. Okay, so my body needs it, but when finished my blood pressure has risen and three fingernails are broken.


The Seniors are still going at it. Their Friday night dance was a success. Had some people from Bowling Green and lasted until 9:30 p.m., having started with a social hour at 6 p.m.


Director April Pawley is always coming up with new things, like the Water Balloon Toss, with prizes for the winning team. This sounds like a really fun activity for summer.


The Stay Strong exercise class on Tuesday and Thursday continues to be well attended. Paige Alexander was guest Auburn citizens fighting health issues. Carroll Browning has been released by his doctors and will be seen out and about.


Harold Tate Hanks is much improved from a bout with pneumonia.


Julie (Mrs. J.B.) Hall is on the path to recovery following shoulder surgery even though she has to wear a brace.


Glen Sears is really doing well following open heart surgery and hopes to be back at the Hardware Store in about two weeks. Tigger may not let him in since he has been managing the store. There is something to be said for having been fed though.


Jerry Rust has finally been given the date of August 8 for surgery and if all goes well a new knee.


Tommy Hayes has just recently had shoulder surgery and we wish him well as we do the aforementioned.


Shaker Tavern is hosting another railroad/hotel breakfast for menus a hundred years old, tomorrow morning at 10 a.m. This is always a memorable event and is already sold out.


We’ll just have to wait for the Shaker Breakfast to be held on November 1. Keep your eye out to secure reservations for this meal of Shaker vittles and recipes from the Civil War era. These will be two settings for this breakfast, so maybe you can acquire reservation. Will pass on more information at that time.


Until next time, have a blessed.

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