Although I know that it means that another month of my life is behind me, I am dang glad to see the month of August of 2021 in my rear view mirror. We felt like we were living in the Amazon jungle with daily thunderstorms and sweltering heat and humidity. I will be curious to see what our rainfall total for the month will be compared to our historic average. However, relief is on the way this week with a hint of fall in the air by the weekend. Our temperatures and humidity are expected to decline a good bit by Friday.
The change in weather reminds us that hunting season is just around the corner. We are stepping up dog work beginning next week. The two Andys, Hay and Moss, are very pleased with the progress of our English Cockers and big pointing dogs. While they are working dogs, Jerry is steadily working on his dreaded “to do” list before our season begins.
Now, let me shift gears, and get on my soapbox for just a minute regarding world events. Three situations are really troubling me, and I am much in prayer about them. They are: the debacle in Afghanistan, the devastation in Louisiana and Mississippi caused by Hurricane Ida, and the rise in Covid patients primarily in the unvaccinated due to the Delta variant. I am struggling to find serenity with these situations, and I realize that I am becoming both angry and worried about situations over which I have no control. Then I find myself comforted by the saying of an unknown wise man who stated that “anger is a punishment you give yourself for somebody else’s mistake”. So, that should take care of anger. The great missionary, Corrie Ten Boom said this about worry. “Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows; it empties today of its strength.” So, I am officially giving myself an attitude adjustment this morning!
Since I never like to close a blog with a downer, let me share a few funnies with you. Some of these statements are true, and some are Redneck humor since Rednecks are the only class unprotected from making fun of in our politically correct climate.
- The town nearest to where I lived was so small that it didn’t need traffic lights because everyone knew which way a driver was turning.
- Dim your headlights for approaching vehicles even if the gun is loaded, and the deer is in sight.
- When approaching a four-way stop, the vehicle with the biggest tires has the right of way.
- Never tow another car using panty hose and duct tape.
God bless Rednecks, and may God bless the South! I hope y’all have had a good summer, and we look forward to seeing you this fall and winter! As we say down here, “We are rip raring and ready to roll.”