Tuesday, October 02, 2018


Somehow, we've turned a page of the calendar and it's October. Around these parts it means the State Fair of Texas (but we haven't gone in years). It also means that we're nearing the end of Daylight Saving Time (which I've likened to cutting off an inch of cloth from the top of a piece and sewing it to the bottom to make it longer). Football is in full swing. Baseball (if you're a fan in this area and your team has been out of contention for a while) is nearing completion with the World Series. And everywhere you turn you'll find pumpkin spice flavoring--lattes, cookies, even pumpkin spice pasta.

It means the temperature will drop, the leaves will turn colors and then turn loose, and those who haven't done so (present company included) will start thinking about Christmas decorations, presents, and meals.

So how about you? What does fall mean? Let me hear.


Priscilla Bettis said...

Fall means college football (go TCU!), lower electricity costs because we're between air conditioner on full and heat pump on full, TONS of deer hazards on the road, and lots of crafts stuff (because I like to make Christmas presents and cards). It's a fun season leading up to my fave: Christmas!

Richard Mabry said...

Priscilla, for me it's been an "in-between" season of needing heat (or an extra blanket) at night and melting during the day. But I know what you mean.

Patricia Bradley said...

Fall means I get my hour back! I do not like DST. Cant' get to bed before 11 and that makes it hard to get up by six. Much prefer going to bed at 10 and getting up at 5-5:30.

Also here in Mississippi, we get some beautiful fall foliage around the end of October. It's also when I try to pick a little cotton for old time's sake. lol Of course, I only picked cotton so I'd have money to go to the MidSouth Fair.

Richard Mabry said...

Patricia--I know what you mean about DST. I've made my feelings clear on that subject. When you pick cotton, pause for a moment and reflect about that "cotton picking minute." Maybe you can use it in a novel.