Off to market early this morning,it was pretty crowded when we first got there with people waiting in line at my table.
Just before lunch they announced that the body of a young man from Mills River community in Henderson county who died in Afghanistan last week would be brought down the street by the market.
We all went outside to show our respect.
There were police officers from every local department and with fire trucks and even the MAMA helicopter hovered over the hearse. The chopper is almost hidden by the utility wires in this picture.
Such a touching moment and so sad for this family. He was flying in a training mission when his helicopter went down,killing him and leaving the man he was training injured.
He leaves behind a young wife who is 6 months pregnant and a young daughter.
Pray for this family please.
Daughter went over to the herb festival this morning and stocked us up on herbs.
Just about anything you want we now have !!
I picked up baking supplies on my way home and when I got here daughter was getting ready to go to a friends wedding. She made an offer on the house she's been looking at and they counter offered to which she countered. Whew, what a game !!! She's waiting to hear back from them on her latest offer.
G-son came to stay with me while Hubbie and #1 son went to Lowe's to get a new frig but they didn't have the one he wanted so they have to go back Monday morning.
They ate supper with us before they went home.
I still feel pretty run down,g-son has the sniffles so we may both be coming down with something. This evening we layed on his bed together and read books.
Today brings the month of April to an end and I can't say I'm to sad to see her go. This has been a month for the record books as far as weather goes. More than 600 tornadoes hit the ground this month shattering old records. Damage was severe in many places and many lives were lost during the month from storms that passed through the country.
Here in the mountains of NC we were some of the lucky ones with only minor damage from high winds and flooding rains.
This month has taken me back to the years I spent watching my boys play base ball every spring as g-son had his first team experience this year. A little young but he has made it through his first season with some good times and some bad times, smiles , giggles and tears.
We got our early garden planted and have been reaping the goodness already of a few things.
We made a trip to buy calves but came home empty handed because prices were sky high.
Made our bi-annual trip to the Pickens flea market for an enjoyable day.
I have 2 Silkie hens sitting on eggs right now and added 2 little pullets to my previous chick numbers.
All in all a wonderfully pretty month with all the glorious spring blooms that appeared this month.
Got a lot done on our old building tearing down project but now are considering something different than we were planning.
Daughter's house hunting occupied a significant amount of time this month but hopefully she settled on one.
A late Easter gave some special fun for the month .
Time is passing way to fast for me it seems,sometimes I feel like I am barely hanging on by the tip of my fingers being dragged along instead of living it as it passes. I'm so thankful that I have my Lord to look up to and know that He waits at the end of the line.
Good Night and God Bless.