Pine Bluff News
By Pat Matheny
It looks like spring has finally showed up in PB. It’s great hearing the birds chirping and spring peepers sounding off in the evenings. The maple tree in the front is full of buds and the chestnut tree in the back is…well it’s a chestnut tree. My mom’s tulip is up, but not close to blooming yet.
Please, don’t forget about the Spring Cream Chicken and Biscuit Dinner this April 7th and 8th at the community center from 11 am to 6 pm daily. Cream chicken and biscuits, mashed potatoes, green beans or baked beans, coleslaw, and a drink and then they will be offering dessert.
The Pine Bluff CEOS members are taking pie orders with the proceeds going to the PB UM Church. The homemade pies are $12 each and orders have to be in by the 10th of April and the pick-up day is May 12th. If you would like to order, please contact Julia Martin at 304- 641- 3032.
Tuesday, we hit Jimmy’s Diner for the daily special (he has nice pepper shakers). In the evening, I attended the Vet meeting in Morgantown. I hadn’t attended one in three weeks. The reason is the last time I went, I ran into a min-monsoon on the way home in the dark. I did all right navigating the interstate, Manley Chapel road, and the short trek on Rt. 19, but when I turned up Bingamon road, it turned into a white knuckle adventure.
I hate to mention this, but there are no lines on the road and the Ranger and I did a lot of guessing of staying out of the ditch….on both sides. Thank goodness I only met one vehicle; I bet I had that person squirming. It took 25 minutes to come up the holler where normally it takes me 7 minutes. I wonder if the WVDOT/WVDOH (?) is aware of this problem?
Wednesday, I had an appointment at Minigh Family Dentistry in town. Right before Doc broke out the drill to make a hole for a filling, I said, “I want the ha-ha gas”, which was supplied for a nominal fee. The best $50 I’ve spent in a while; I’ve told you that I’m delicate.
Thursday, it was good to chat with my old buddy Terry Robey in the Shop’n Save parking lot. For years, his mother worked at the old G.C. Murphy’s in town.
Saturday, Kim showed up for a visit, closely followed by Patty with our great granddaughter Miss Aubrey. She is just learning how to walk, which constitutes a lot of stumbling around and falling. I can relate to that from back in my old imbibing days…just ask Susie!
I mentioned before that Marc Cullison, one of the Veterans with whom I accompanied back to Vietnam in ’15, was writing a book about the group’s return experience. The book came out March 15th and is titled, ‘Vietnam…Again’. Marc is also author of the books, ‘The Other Vietnam War: A Helicopter Pilot’s Life in Vietnam’ and ‘Where’s the Ivy’. He has a way with words and describes in detail a daily log of our 14 day trek from Hanoi in the north to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) in the south. The book also includes bios and stories from each member of the group. The book is available in paperback and e-book/kindle format at all major outlets.
Dennis Gulich and I tried to bribe Marc into highlighting our names in bold type throughout the book (Dennis was up to $50), but Marc said that the publishers weren’t buying that…so, there went Dennis’ and my chance for immortality. If for nothing else, check out the book just to see how I handled oriental cuisine.
Until next time, have a great week and remember our Veterans.