I hope you all either looked out the windows or ventured outdoors Wednesday morning. With all the trees and grass covered with ice and that sun glistening off everything it was just a picture out of a book. Hopefully some of you took the opportunity to become camera artists and took some great shots of this rare moment in Texas.

This past weekend I visited the Barnyard to purchase some onions to put in the garden. It’s that time of year, you know, so if you are going to have good onions, now is the time to put them in. Kelly keeps us on the ball of knowing when and what to plant in the garden.

While in the store I met up with several Walnutites that I don’t see very often. Kevin Bean, along with wife and baby, were there. That gal is a real cutie.

Then Mandy Olson O’Hearn was also in the store and I found she is not far off from having her baby. She told me that she and her husband Joe are expecting June 1. Congrats on the new baby. When he arrives I will tell y’all all about the new one.

And while we’re talking about babies, Margie Vara came in this past week, very excited about finding out that she is a grandmother. The proud parents are Sky and Danielle Vara. Baby Emily was born Jan. 8, weighing in at 7 lb. 15 oz. and 20 inches long. Mom and baby are home and doing great. Grandparents are Margie and Arturo Vara and Johanna and Teddy Wellborn all of Walnut Springs. Uncles Stormy and Stephen and Aunt Jessica along with many other aunts and uncles and cousins all welcomed little Emily home.

Skeeter Chappell is finally home from the hospital. He has had a rare skin problem for several years now and they did many skin grafts helping relieve him from a lot of pain. They are still not sure what is causing the skin problems but they are closer to the cure. Hope you are much better soon and out having coffee at the local spots around town.

The Walnut Springs Baptist Church will have a Hamburger Supper Fund-raiser on Feb. 15. You can grab a hamburger for lunch after morning church for $4 a plate, which includes a hamburger, chips, drink and good conversation. To go bags are also available. The funds raised will go to help their youth go to camp this year.

The WS Baptist Church still has the Angel Food Ministries going on. Food can be ordered by Feb. 8 and will be delivered between 8:30-10:30 a.m. Feb. 21. They really have some great deals on meat boxes, fruit and veggie boxes, senior convenience boxes with 10 different meals all ready to heat and eat. You can pick up a menu for the next month during the last week of the month.

Betty Keller told me that Harlos Bohannan had his 84th birthday this past Tuesday. Happy Birthday to you, Harlos. Go by and visit him, Otis and Jennie Bennett, and many others at the Cherokee Rose Nursing Home in Glen Rose. They would all love to see you.

Call with your news (254) 797-8200 or e-mail rah991@valornet.com. Now like the farmer said as he fell off the wagon, “I gotta hit the road.”