Good day to you and what a wonderful day it is indeed. Or at least it is what we make of it, that’s what my grandmother always told me. Regardless of the various opinions on today, there is no denying that the weather hasn’t taken a rather pleasant turn. Upon the time of writing this article, the weather was in the low 60’s and simply spectacular. Now maybe I’m not being fair, as there are people out there that would prefer the blazes of summer to autumn’s chill touch. To that I say; It is October, it is well past time for summer weather. Or, to say it differently; It’s fall y’all and now it finally feels like it. With that being said, let’s take a look at a few things that make fall all that much better. The things that make fall what we all know and love.
Starting of course with Autumn themed commodities, or more specifically, Pumpkin Spice. When it comes to this seasonal taste in particular it seems as though there (Continued on page 23)
(YODER Continued from page 1) are two schools of thought. One will swear by it and probably hasn’t eaten or drunk anything without it since September. And the other, which didn’t know you could add it to anything other than coffee. Regardless of how you feel about it, I think most of us can agree that pumpkin spice is one of the things that makes Autumn what it is to us. While it may not be a significant detail to everyone, there is hardly anyone that would claim that pumpkin spice doesn’t belong in this season of change. Speaking of change, many people are ready for the falling leaves?
For a lot of you, that may mean that it’s time to break out the rakes, and whatever other implements you use for containing the leafage. But it’s not all bad. Those very leaves you may consider a chore, are the leaves that children consider fun. A nature-given gift of seemingly limitless enjoyment. When I was a child, every Thanksgiving dinner was marked with a rampant run into the leaves that had fallen to the grassy lawn. Good memories indeed. Thanksgiving as a whole was also one of my favorite times of the year, and I’d be willing to bet it’s some of yours too. Between the feasting, family time, and football, there’s hardly any room for worries or fears. It’s just loud and hearty, or at least that’s the way I have experienced it. However, with that being said, I recognize that the image I just painted isn’t what everyone knows when they think of Thanksgiving and other family gatherings, and for that, I am truly sorry. For what it’s worth, I wish you a very happy Fall season.
Tagging on to that last bit, Autumn, and Thanksgiving, in particular, should be a time for community. Not a time of stress or awkwardness. It’s time that can be spent with anyone for that matter. Spend time with the people that you love, it’s as simple as that. Speaking of community, there is no group of people that become as passionate during Thanksgiving as football fans. I must confess, I myself am not a football fan, but I will watch all the football I need to if it means I can be a part of the cheering and hollering that happens in front of that large flatscreen TV. Regardless of what you do this Autumn, be sure to have fun.
With all that being said, It’s finally Fall y’all, let’s make the best of it.
Pumpkin spice, leaves and thanksgiving, football and community “game nights.”