Hello Barbour County! We are marching right into 2013! I hope this new year has been treating you well so far. Did you stay up til midnight and watch the ball drop? I saw something recently that said, "Youth is when you get to stay up and watch the ball drop. Middle age is when you have to." (I won't say what I did.) Do you have a resolution that you're working on? If not, maybe we can all resolve to be "better."
This is my first article for this new year. Kids have already had their first day back to school, some couples probably shared their first kiss of the year at the stoke of midnight, and the first baby born in the new year is always a big celebration.
I had the privilege this week of talking to a dear friend who has seen a lot of "firsts" in her lifetime. A true Barbour-countian, she was born and raised and lived almost her entire life in this area. She saw the Depression, describing it as "rough." She remembers her happiness when they were able to sign up enough people on their road to be eligible to get electricity in their home. With that, things were much easier and they were able to have lights at the touch of a button. The thing that she says was probably the most important over the years were cars.
Most of us can't imagine life without these "necessities," but she has seen the first of them all in the area.
I would like to wish a very happy 101st birthday this week to Genevieve Koontz.
I've heard a lot of reports of the flu going around. If it's hit at your house, I wish you a speedy recovery. Wash those hands and try to stay well!
Men's basketball has resumed at Camp Popeye. They had to take a short break to install a new gym floor, which looks very nice. This is open to men and boys every Saturday from 8 to 10 p.m.
With the holidays behind us, things have slowed down to a less hectic pace, so if you have any Barbour County news that you would like to see in The Inter-Mountain, give me a call at 304-823-2539.
Until next time, every day may not be good, but there's something good in every day.