I know things are crazy right now, and I know some of you may be thinking of throwing in the towel. To you, I would like to say this: Whatever you do, DO NOT QUIT.
In my preteen years, I used to sit in a persimmon tree (Diospyros kaki) eating the fruit, which is very sweet when ripe. I later gave up the practice after eating some of the not-yetripe fruit which is almost unbelievably bad! The difference between ripe and unripe is that until the entire persimmon softens to a jelly-like texture, it isn’t ripe!
As Father’s Day approaches, it seems only fitting that I pay homage to some of the father’s in my life. The very fabric of who I am today is because of the men around whom I was raised. Two of the men who meant the most to me growing up have passed away within the last three years. This is my tribute to them.
The City of Hughes Springs has received a HOME Investment Partnerships Program grant from the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs to build new houses for low-income homeowners.
**Editor’s Note-During this uncertain time, The Steel Country Bee understands that parents may be looking for ways to help their children continue to learn and make the best of this confusing time. For the foreseeable future, we will be printing kid-friendly recipes, experiments, and ideas to help.