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Jeanette Riffle: Halloween Over and Looking Forward to Thanksgiving

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I found a poem that I like in the Charleston Gazette written by Chuck Reed that I will share with you and will try and relate to it. Here goes:

West Virginia Autumn
Sing a song of autumn
It’s time is in the air
Nature’s coat is changing
there’s color everywhere.
The hills of West Virginia
put on a colored dress
Of multi-colored shades;
meant only to impress.
Mountain leaves now shimmer
with beauty and with grace
Grapevines drape their garlands
like purple woven lace
A miner’s favorite rocking chair;
brings long awaited rest
From all the pick and shovel work,
that puts his hands to test.
A Father’s Summer garden tools,
brings Mother’s Autumn tasty spoils,
With apple cobbler’s spicy bliss,
Mountaineers are born in this.
Smoking grills are everywhere
and football’s finally here,
One thing that we must never forget,
It’s good to be a Mountaineer.

Our color has come and is almost gone. Leaves are falling fast , now, and we feel like going into hibernation. It is good to fall back an hour in the fall and sleep in an extra hour. I saw a photo on FB in my news feed that said, “Coffee gets me up but God keeps me going.” That’s about the way it is with me. I have so many things to do each day and it seems like there aren’t enough hours in the day, sometimes. I do what I can but I have been slowed down.

Until next time, enjoy the fall, what we have left of it. God bless and take car!

--> Wednesday, November 07, 2018
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