Mary E. Adair
“Autumn colors remind us we are all one dancing in the wind.”
– Lorin Morgan-Richards
A transition into Fall is arriving for most of this side of the World, which means some areas, like western Texas and other desert locales, hang onto the summer heat much later into the year. It is not uncommon to do Thanksgiving family pics outdoors with everyone in short sleeves and definitely warm weather clothing.
We could use more rain in our area this season, but we hope there are no more devastating hurricanes on tap such as the recent Ian. Prayers continue for those affected by it that they are able to secure their safety and clean the debris rendered along Ian's path.
"A Mother's Lessons" by Danielle Cote Serar expounds on her pet peeve concerning counting one's years since birth. "On Trek" by Judith Kroll declares her feelings on "age" and why she wouldn't turn back the clock.
"Reflections of the Day" by Dayvid Bruce Clarkson, shows his thoughts and contemplations during September. Thomas O'Neill in his column "Introspective" talks about when he did volunteer service in Ecuador and how it affected him.
"Sifoddling Along," by Marilyn Carnell explains the difference in why "Travel Isn't Glamourous Anymore." "Woo Woo," by Pauline Evanosky, is a discussion the problems with prophesies and how they elude definitive answers.
"Cooking with Rod” brings us two delightful Chicken Salads for One. Mattie Lennon, author of "Irish Eyes," touts the book "The Way We Were," and expounds upon the messy eating debate.
The "Armchair Genealogy" column, by Melinda Cohenour, brings various family location coincidences into sites concerning the Royal lineage of the bereaved Queen Elizabeth II. She then flies into the weather subject of Hurricane Ian and the effect such storms have on genealogical records and displacements.
John Blair does an informative article inspired by his musings about the long reign of the late Queen Elizabeth II. John supplied some answers in this piece to your editor's questions.
Lucy Emily Hennessy, who dwells in the UK and is one daughter of the late Phillip Hennessy, sent her poem "Beloved Queen" as a tribute to her late monarch, Queen Elizabeth II. Susan Dimitrakopoulos, a Canadian, composed "The Steel Box" about old time country mail boxes.
Bud Lemire's poems this month are "Macinac Island," "Life Comes First," and a poem about "Rainbow Hair." Bruce Clifford, submitted "Enough of Me," "Your Reflection," and "Silver Course Loop." Walt Perryman has four poems to share: "Good Mornng, Texas," "Luckenbach Ambiance," "The Past and Prizes," and "How to Love--a Re-done Reminder."
With the help of Walt Perryman, we continue a new tale revealing the compositions of Honey Dog. Chapter Two is in this issue for our readers to enjoy!
We continue to thank our co-founder and webmaster, Mike Craner, whose knowlege and expertise keeps Pencil Stubs Online actually online. He does it well as we are now in our 25th year. Thanks, Mike, for everything!
Look for us in November.
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