Lewis County Herald - Serving Hohenwald, Lewis County Tennessee Since 1898

By Evelyn 'E.T.' Trevathan
Contributing Writer 

One Day At A Time

Series: One day at a time | Story 27

November 11, 2021

Well it is a cool morning here in our little valley. The temperature was 37 and when I went out to feed the cats there were some sleet pellets falling. The cats were hungry and ready for some warm milk. It is fall but it sure looked like a winters morning. We built a fire in the old wood heating stove last night and it felt nice and warm this morning.

The neighbor’s boys came over and put wood on the back porch yesterday so we have got plenty of wood thanks to those guys, they take care of us. I need to make them a big batch of my peanut butter fudge, they are worth it.

I am having my second cup of coffee, it seems even better on these cold mornings. We have started our Christmas decorating. We have even gotten up a few little trees but we have a lot more to do. It is hard to believe that Thanksgiving is just about three weeks away, and then Christmas and then we will be starting a new year. Where did this year go? This has been a much better year than last, maybe the covid is about to go away for good. It has touched all our lives in some way. But the good Lord has given us strength to get through and I believe people have grown closer to one another, seems people are helping others more now. I am so thankful to all our heroes, especially our local ones. God bless all of you!

A few days ago we got up early, way before the sun came up and we had no water. We have well water so I called our son and he came as soon as he could, but the night before I had gotten my coffee maker ready so I already had my water in it and I also had a large container bottle of water. Each time that I empty a bleach container bottle I fill them up with water and write on them “wash water” and set them aside just in case. In the winter time if the power goes out, heat the water up on the old wood heating stove. It kind of takes my thoughts back to the good old days when we were young, it pays to be prepared. Well our son came and got the water going in just a few minutes.

Today I think I am going to make a big pot of vegetable soup and a big skillet of brown cornbread, it sure will be good on a cold day like today. I really have enjoyed my morning and my cup of hot coffee and the smell of wood smoke outside and a good warm fire in the old wood heating stove. Now I have got to get busy and get the soup cooking. We have got a busy day ahead.

I am going to enjoy this day and I am not going to worry about tomorrow and I am going to take one day at a time. God has it all under control and He is the light at the end of the tunnel.

God Bless.


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