Patriot News 09/23/2021

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  As autumn officially began yesterday (Wednesday, September 22nd), I am getting really excited. Fall foliage, fall cooking, fall holidays……If you can’t tell, fall is one of my favorite times of the year.

  If you start looking around town the signs of summer are definitely disappearing for the change in seasons. Some leaves are starting to fall, the evening temperatures are starting to drop and even the beautiful sun shining days are starting to become crisp autumn mornings.

  If you are obsessed with social media like I am on occasion, you will notice that all around there are pumpkin patches starting to pop up — which in my mind means that Halloween is just around the corner. I will focus more on that in the upcoming weeks.

  As fall is starting to be in full swing, the farmers in the area have begun or are continuing their harvest — which means many more trucks carrying crops up and down the road. Please take a moment to be respectful, slow down, thinking, “Oh I can pass them” could turn out to be a disastrous thought, not only for you but also for them. Common courtesy on the roadways is an easy way to avoid tragedy.

  This past week I have been blessed to be making new memories with some new neighbors in town. There are lots of people moving in and around us, so let’s all take time to stop and say hello if you see them out and about. One of the things I will always treasure is how welcoming everyone was when we moved here nine years ago. We should all try to make new families and friends feel like they are home.

  Speaking of feeling of  home, Patriot Baptist Church will be holding its harvest homecoming service October 17th  at 11 a.m. with a meal to follow at town hall. I will share more information as it becomes available.

  I would like to wish a happy birthday to anyone celebrating in the month of September. Let’s all take a moment to say a prayer for those who are suffering from illness or loss.

  In every season there is a feeling, for me fall has always been the feeling of welcome back. The feeling of home, the feeling of a warm hug — the kind grandma would give.

  We should take time to give thanks for a wonderful summer, and say a prayer for a beautiful autumn. In the next few weeks let us all take a moment and watch mother nature at her finest, changing all the greens  of summer to the colors of fall, it’s a majestic thing to see.

  Have an amazing and blessed week.