’Round Town Dec. 27, 2017

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On Tuesday, Dec. 26, the day after Christmas, for the most part the town square was quiet. Among the businesses circling our own it was a mixture of some closed, some open.

Near the interstate, though, it was a different story. Crews were busy as bees working in the drizzle at the soon-to-be new Pizza Hut. Next door travelers and locals alike filled Lakeside Restaurant. They, though were more in of a leisure mode, enjoying late breakfasts and lots of warm coffee, perhaps a respite from the hustle and bustle of Christmas. Makes you glad to live in a small community.

By the way, the Carters hope to open the Pizza Hut Jan. 1.

•Congratulations to the Tinsley Clan. Austin Harrison Tinsley II was born Dec. 21 to Austin and Marcie Tinsley, who live in California. Austin is the son of attorney Alan Tinsley, so he and his wife Diane traveled to California to see the new addition to the family and enjoy a sunny Christmas. Baby Austin weighed 9 pounds 2 ounces.

•Speaking of births, how about our birthday list? Thursday, Dec. 28, is a busy day for birthdays. Brittney Smith, Pam King and Eddie Collard will all celebrate birthdays. Sandra Walker follows behind them with her birthday Dec. 29, while Brenda Barrington celebrates her birthday Dec. 30 and James Dean Cole does the same Dec. 31. Jenna Stewart winds out our list with her birthday on Jan. 1.

•If you have enjoyed a meal at Legends Steak House within the last couple of months you may have met Bridgett Scales. Bridgett waited tables there. Earlier this month the trailer she was renting in Midway caught fire. Her baby girl, Jillian, suffered burns and has been in the Shriners Burn Hospital. Jillian’s hands were burned severely and surgeons took skin from the baby’s thighs to rebuild them. Baby Jillian is now in rehab.

•This summer retired counselor Laura Cannon moved, but just down the road. Laura inherited the home of her parents, Harvey and Ann Cannon, on the corner of 978 and 1452 after her parents died. She moved into that home.

In June, her daughter Laney Baker, along with Laney’s daughter Josey ,moved into Laura’s home. Needless to say, Laura is happy they are living just down the road.

Laney is a counselor this year with the Anderson School District. Her horse Cow Magnet and has a good lead going into the open division of the American Cutting Horse Association Finals, to be held in Bryan Dec. 27-30 at Brazos Expo.

Josey, now 9 years old, has made the finals in the $1,000 novice rider class. She may be bringing home a championship as well. We’ll keep you posted.

 •And finally, by the time you read the next edition of the Meteor the old year will have faded. Of course, it will be the time for those New Year Resolutions.

Here is the end of some wonderful thoughts I began sharing with you earlier this month. Although the author is unknown, they are no doubt bits garnered from lots of experience.

It requires years for an individual to accrue wisdom. However, for the perceptive person who listens carefully to those who have walked before, it’s a special gift to carry throughout the new year. Here goes:

21. Ask for what you want.

22. Wish on stars and dandelions, then get to work.

23. Don’t skimp on good sheets.

24. Fall in love often. Particularly with ideas, art, music, literature, food and far-off places.

25. Take time to enjoy pets and admire your surroundings.

26. Say Please, Thank You and Pardon Me, whenever the situation warrants it.

27. Reserve I’m sorry for when you truly are.

28. Naps are for grown-ups, too.

29. Question everything except your own intuition.

30. You have enough. You are enough.

And last but not least …

31. You are amazing. Don't let anyone ever make you feel you are not. If someone does … walk away. You deserve better.

Happy New Year everyone.

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