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Image 6 of Mountain eagle (Whitesburg, Ky.), April 8, 1971

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THE MOUNTAIN WHITESBURG, EAGLE LETCHER COUNTY, THURSDAY, KENTUCKY APRIL 8, 1971 Ice EASTER BOILED EGGS ARE DANGEROUS IF YOU EAT TOO MANY, WARNS MRS. BROWN; BUT ENJOY By SILLER BROWN Well, what do we have now to look forward to? Spring. April showers, pretty flowers, warm sunshine and planting time to raise some good fresh garden produce. Already, there are wild greens that's mighty good eating. The time is going so fast or at least It seems that way. March, 1971, is now a month in the past. There are two days we should not worry about, and one of these days is yesterday. With its mistakes and cares, its faults and blunders, its aches and pains, yesterday has passed forever beyond our control. All the money in the world cannot bring back yesterday. We cannot undo a single act we performed. We cannot erase a single word we said. Yesterday is gone. The other day we should not worry about is tomorrow, with its possible adversaries, its burdens, its large promise and poor performance. Tomorrow's sua will rise either in splendor or behind a mask of clouds. But it will rise. Until it does we have no stake in tomorrow for it is yet unborn. This leaves only one day, today. Any man can fight the battles of just one day. It is only when you and I add up the burdens of these two awful eternities, yesterday and tomorrow. It is not the experience of today that drives men mad. It is remorse of bitterness for something which happened yesterday. And dread of what tomorrow may bring. Well, it will soon be Easter Sunday again, time for boys and girls to go out for a big picnic or an Easter egg hunt, which is enjoyed by the young and old. Boiled eggs are dangerous if a person eats too many. Well, the frogs sure are having a frolic in the ponds now, shuffling their green backs from bank to bank wherever there's the most interest. Check the claendar for planting time and sow the flower seeds when the sign is for a good bloom all summer long. Now go to the mountain and get a good drink of pure spring water. And when you bow down on your knees to drink from the running stream, give thanks to God for our water, the air we breathe and our food we have. We are commanded to work to eam our daily bread. We have so much to be thankful for, so many blessings go unnoticed by so many. My grandpa used to say that there was a farmer who raised a lot of corn to sell. In those days there were some men that weren't to working, almost let their families starve, as some do today. Some of these fellows would go to this farmer to buy com. The farmer would look at the knees of their pants; if they were patched he would sell them corn. He said they had at least been down on their knees working or doing some praying. But if the seat of the pants were patched, he would sell them no corn. Said they were lazy and no good, and weren't deserving to be pitied. So after last year's corn blight it's something to think about. We could have a famine. God has only to say the word. This year we better do some honest praying, that our family will have food to eat in the coming year. There was a good church service at the Dry Fork church over the weekend. After hearing about all these good church services at so many different places, it's a pity we cannot be at all of them. But after we go to one and hear so much good preaching and singing and shouting in the good old fashion way. And our jug is running over--it- 's time to go home. Rejoice until next weekend and then go someplace else for a refill. You will never get too much religion if it's genuine. It's time to get ready to plant and raise a good crop this year, especially corn. .Everything is getting so high . If the prices keep on gfc-i-ng up I fear there will be families that don't get enough food. Food's very easy to raise, so now is the time to get busy. LEGEND OF THE DOGWOOD An old and beautiful legend has it that, at the time of the crucifixion, the dogwood was comparable in size to the oak tree and other monarchs of the forest. Because of fts firmness and strength, It was selected as the timber for the cross. But to be put to su ch a cruel use greatly distressed the tree. Sensing this, the crucified Jesus in his pity for the sorrow and suffering of all , said to it, "Because of your sorrow and pity for my sorrow never again will the dogwood tree grow large enough to be used as a gibbet. Henceforth it will be slendor, bent and twisted and its blossoms will be in the form of a cross, two long and two short peta)s;in the center of the, outer edge of each petal there will be a n with rust nail and stained with red. And in the center of the flower will be a crown of thorns and all who see this shall remember, " print--brow- SURPRISED I dreamed death came the other night and Heaven's gate swung wide; And with kindly grace an angel ushered me inside and to my astonishment stood Folks I'd judged and labeled as unfit or little worth. Words rose to my lips but never were set free; for every face showed stunned surprise. No one expected me. from taxing pain in the pocket Mr. Edgar Banks was able to be out to his church. Mrs. Beulah Caudill is doing better now and is able to go to church. Mr. and Mrs. Leonard had several visitors through last week. Some of her sisters and their families were in to spend a few days. Mr. Alvin Adams is doing some better. Mr. and Mrs. Gene Sturgill and girls carrt down over the weekend. The girls will stay this week. They are having their school spring vacation and are enjoying it. Most of my neighbors that have been sick seem to be doing better. There was a household shower given in honor of Mr. and Mrs. James Flynn at the Freewill Baptist Church on the Whitco road. They received several nice and useful gifts which they appreciated very much. So sorry to hear that little Lisa Neace, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lou Neace at Ice, was admitted back to Whites-bur- g Hospital, after being discharged a few days ago. Sarah Breeding is a patient in the Whitesburg Hospital. Mr. Harrison Fields is doing some better and we hope his luck holds out. Mr. and Mrs. Burtis Collins have two sick kids in the Jenkins Clinic, Jimmy B. and Eva Jane Collins. There's so many sick people over the neighborhood. This year the flu or cold has been something to cope with. It looks like we are going to have a pretty day to work in the garden or get out and go to town. But there won't be much food Boat-wrig- 15th looming up large, you down ? You need Personal Loan. a low-cohelp That's what a Full Service Bank is all about. Help when you need it. April st Talk It Over Now BANKOF WHITESBURG A GOOD BANK IN A GOOD COUNT V" ht raised standing on the street. That's for sure. So I'll close my column and get busy. Colson-lso- m FRIENDS VISIT BEREA STUDENT By VIOLA CAUDILL Amy Collins and Chris MaO., spent the week end with Rossana Collins of Berea College, and they had such a good time. Ollie Collins of Isom visited at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Leom Collins. Lemon is not feeling too good. Russell Collins had a letter from his sister, Liddie McGuf-fiwho lives in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. She said she is sick, but hoping to feel better by Easter, so she can visit her daughter, June, who lives in Washington. Mr. N. T. Rolland hopes to be home from the hospital in a few days. His son, Jr. , from Nichigan, has been home to visit witl. him. Mrs. Lonzo Collins set a birthday dinner for her son, L.C., and her daughter, Both had birthdays on Sunday, March 28. Ella Lou Maggard and her husband, of Tiffin, O. , came by on their honeymoon to visit her aunt, Sally Maggardt while Monday. Shade Adams is a patient in the Whitesburg hospital, where he underwent surgery. Hope he son of Waver ly, n, is feeling better. Amy Collins, Pam Collins, Barbara Collins, and Judy Hogg were home last week from Alice Lloyd College for spring vacation. Mrs. John Sexton had a stork shower Friday night for her sister-in-la- Mrs. Jimmie Neil Collins, who received many lovely gifts. Aunt Sada Collins has not been feeling so good. Hope she is better by now. Timothy Lee Pigman of Whitesburg visited friday night with his cousins, Randy and Van Stanley Breeding, of Isom. Dwight Pigman, Steve Hogg, and some of their boy friends from Whitesburg went to the state tournament in Louisville. Mr. and Mrs. Audra Pigman of Whitesburg visited the Van Breedings las Saturday evening. And Joy cooked such a good supper, and they all enjoyed it so much. Mr. and Mrs. Russell Collins and family visited her mother, Mrs. Mattie Kincer, of May-kinon Sunday. Visiting the Randall Maggards Sunday were Mr. Arlie Collins and Mrs. Ruby Breeding. They always enjoy company so much and they both have not been feeling too well for the last week or so. Mrs. Herman Breeding and her daughter, Linda Caudill, of Isom, were visiting Sally Maggard of Whitesburg Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Billy Helton went to the races in Bristol Sunday. They enjoyed themselves very much. Everybody around here is hoping the Mountain Motor Speedway will open soon, maybe Easter Sunday. My cousin, Sally Maggard, called today to wish me a happy birthday, it was today, the 28th. Our sympathy is sent to the family of I. D. Maggard of Isom. He passed away in a rest home in Prestonsburg. g,

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