Greetings! What a blessing with the moisture and cooler weather moving into the area this past week! The cooler temperatures and fallen leaves, blowing all over the patio and yard, have definitely let us know that fall has arrived!

Greetings! What a blessing with the moisture and cooler weather moving into the area this past week! The cooler temperatures and fallen leaves, blowing all over the patio and yard, have definitely let us know that fall has arrived!

What a fantastic presentation by Little Theatre of “The Beauty and the Beast”! Congratulations to all the crew and staff on such a great performance for your Fiftieth Anniversary celebration!

Folks, if you haven’t gotten your season tickets, be sure to do so, as they have a fantastic schedule! This is their 50th season, and “Oklahoma” will close out this season.

A reminder to all you savvy seniors! Don’t forget to get your flu shot! The days and months will slip by and before you know it, the flu season will be arriving!

Recently, I was reminiscing of bygone years. I was recalling when a little girl, Mama and Papa harnessed up the horses, with several buckets in the wagon, for us to gather wild berries and persimmons.

How many of you know about persimmons or have any of you ever eaten a nice ripe persimmon? In the fall, after the first frost, large plump persimmons will be ready to eat! Oooohh, know this, if a frost hasn’t fallen and you try to eat a persimmon, your mouth will surely pucker up! It takes a frost to make them ready to eat.

My brother once gave me a persimmon that wasn’t ripe and I thought my mouth would be puckered up for the rest of my life. I screamed so much, that I am sure mother gave him a spanking, because I was the “baby” of the family!

Persimmons are orange colored, about the color of the inside of a sweet potato. Make sure the persimmons are ripe or they will be very bitter! They have a seed in the center, that is almost flat. Papa always cut the seed open, so he could show us the knife, or fork or spoon, depicted on the inside of the seed. Make sure there has been a frost, and are the persimmons are ripe or they will be very bitter!!

Persimmon trees are grown in southern climates, and some think the persimmons should get as much recognition as pumpkins. For a good fall treat, find or purchase some persimmons, make sure they are ripe; slice them in half, and ready to eat! Persimmons are usually sold in very large grocery stores or markets.

I know that someone had to have thrown out persimmon seeds or dropped persimmons along the rural roads, many years ago. I am sure that little did they know, they were sowing seeds for the future. I wonder: “Lord, what seeds am I sowing?”

Psalms 126:6 - “He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.”