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Mystery mushrooms stinking up front yard
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Billy Graham’s words: “We have lost our spiritual equilibrium and reversed our values. We exploited the poor and called it the lottery. We have rewarded laziness and called it welfare. We have killed our unborn and called it choice. We have shot abortionists and called it justifiable. We have neglected to discipline our children and called it building self-esteem. We have abused power and called it politics. We have coveted our neighbor’s possessions and called it ambition. We have polluted the air with profanity and pornography and called it freedom of expression. We have ridiculed the time-honored values of our forefathers and called it enlightenment. Let’s turn this around and get back to the good old days.”

Tomorrow is first Saturday: Don’t forget the big yard sale at PoJo’s tomorrow. I’ve missed being at the last two, but plan on being there Saturday. Come on out for the bargains and fun.

Stinky mushrooms: For the second year in a row, about this time, my yard has been invaded by hundreds of brown mushrooms. When I first saw them from my deck, it looked like a giant elephant had done his business in my yard. They are short lived and when they die, the odor pungent. I shoveled up 11 five-gallon buckets of these stinky fungi. I have surfed and surfed trying to find a picture of these awful things and a name, to no avail. I did find an address,, that answered my e-mail, but they can’t identify it without a picture. Since I had already gotten rid of them, I’ll just have to keep checking my yard every day to see if more appear and then get a close-up picture. I did notice they only came up on my front and side yard.

Pots needed: If anyone out there has any three-gallon plastic plant pots, please call me if you can donate them. I will come pick them up. Thanks in advance.

Bryan County moving ahead: Click on Bryan County News and read about exciting things coming to the county next to us. Their millage rate was set at 4.209. They have lowered their millage rate for the seventh year in a row. Wow! Hey, Liberty County Commissioners, can you beat that? And at a recent Bryan County Commissioner’s meeting, they discussed the possibility of a Zaxby’s and a Cracker Barrel being built on Highway 17. The zoning board says a Walgreen’s is going in where the old Miners Filling Station used to be. I also talked with Christy Kenzie in the Bryan County Zoning Office and she told me that the huge piece of cleared land just north of the Liberty-Bryan line has been zoned “light industrial.” The owners also have considered selling a parcel of it to a church. I guess their Board of Commissioner’s went to a different school than ours. All we get is higher taxes, no new industry and junk approved on every corner. They must not have “good old boys” in Bryan County.

Flea market fun:
Mom and I ventured down to the I-10 “Ramona” Flea Market in Jacksonville last Saturday. It was a beautiful day and there were hundreds of vendors set up. Whatever you like or collect, they have it. Oranges, grapefruits, avocados, bananas, egg plants, tangerines, onions, potatoes, red, yellow and green bell peppers, jalapenos, plums, grapes, unusual imported fruits, lemons, key limes, cactus spears and blooms, squash, zucchini, cucumbers, tomatoes — green and red— we found it all. We stopped at Pecan Park just outside of Jacksonville on I-95 and found a lot of vendors sitting in the sunshine. Traffic was pretty steady, but minimal coming home. Everyone needs to go “flea-marketing.” It’s an adventure. A real bargain that we found was gasoline at St. Mary’s for $2.18 a gallon! If St. Mary’s, which is in Georgia, can sell it for that, then so can all the rest of the stations.

Don’t blame goldenrod:
Poor goldenrod gets the blame every season when people are suffering from asthma, hay fever and allergies. If you research this plant you will see that it’s pollen is sticky and not airborne. It has thin leaves all the way up its stalk. The ragweed on the other hand does have airborne pollen and has greenish flowers up the entire stalk, with leaves that resemble fern.

Unstoppable virus:
Even the most advanced programs from Norton and McAfee cannot take care of this computer virus. It appears to affect those who were born prior to 1950. Here are the symptoms:
1. Causes you to send the same e-mail twice
2. Causes you to send a blank e-mail.
3. Causes you to send e-mail to the wrong person.
4. Causes you to send it back to the person who sent it to you.
5. Causes you to forget to attach the attachment.
6. Causes you to hit “SEND” before you’ve finished.
7. Causes you to hit “SEND” when you should have hit “DELETE.” This virus is called “C-NILE VIRUS.”
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