I don’t know if the meteorologist in our area would consider the rainfall that we received last Wednesday night and Thursday morning record breaking but I will call it that. I woke up about 1 a.m. on Thursday to heavy rainfall and was not able to go back to sleep. It rained very hard until later in the day on Thursday.
I received over five inches of rainfall and saw water accumulated in areas that I have never seen before. Cypress Creek, which flows behind my house to the east towards Grenada Lake, was out of its banks just down river of my place. I have never seen that in my 37 years. I also saw several pictures from flooding in the City of Water Valley and saw the evidence left behind at the sports complex.
Last summer I wrote an article about Mr. Ed Pipkin and Mrs. Janet Brewer getting married and about how their extended families came together during this time. As most of you probably know Mrs. Janet passed away last Wednesday evening from complications of a brain surgery. It was such a tragedy for this to happen to both of these families that have been through so much pain and tragedy over the last several years.
When the news came of Mrs. Janet passing I had to tell my wife and boys the news. It was especially hard to do this because Mr. Ed and Mrs. Janet sat in front of us at church each week and always talked to Levi and Luke and all of us every Sunday. It is hard to explain death to a seven year-old and almost impossible to explain to a three-year old, but both boys without being asked or told said “she is with Jesus now.”
It is amazing to me how children know what should be obvious to everyone of all ages.
The Yalobusha Cattle-man’s Association will have their first quarterly meeting on Thursday, March 8, at 6 p.m. at the Multi-purpose building in Coffeeville. The meeting will be sponsored by ADM feeds and Grenada Stockyard and steaks will be served to members. All non-members will be asked to pay $10 to cover the cost of the meal. If you would like to attend please contact the Extension office at 662-675-2730 to reserve your spot.