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Did You Know?

Jack Pendarvis

Here I sit in my living room trying to think of something to have you read. While I am writing this, I am also watching five deer mowing my lawn for me. I decided several years ago that I would not buy corn to supplement their diet. I really enjoy watching them grazing on the grass. The young ones I mentioned in the last article are almost as large as their parents. I just hope they will stay on my property…it’s safer here!

My land is bordered by Westwood Drive and a frontage road. One adult was hit and killed on the frontage road last spring and another was killed on Westwood Drive last winter.

As you read my writings, you can realize that I am a nature lover. I have a 1 ½ acre lake that the state stocked for me. They have some strict rules that I had to meet before they would stock it with Bass and Bream fingerlings. That was 10 years ago. Now I have two 4-pound bass and some nice sized Bream.

The public is invited to come try their luck or teach their young how to fish if they respect my property and leave the place clean of trash and old pieces of fishing line. It is a job to get the old line wrapped around my mower blades cleaned out. Most of that trash is hard to see from the seat of my mower. It is a large one…I stated once before that I have 7 acres of grass to maintain. My wife, Joyce loved to keep our lawns in good shape, but she moved in with our heavenly father three years ago. I am 90+ years old and looking forward to being with her again. We were together for 57 wonderful years.

I want to thank the folks that tell me they enjoy reading my articles. When you have finished reading the Sentinel, please pass it on to a friend or neighbor. We enjoy getting more readers and new subscribers. It’s a great local paper!

Thanks for reading and have a good day. Jack

Till next time!


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