The Buckingham County Woman’s Club, GFWC wrapped up their annual county arts and crafts show at the Buckingham Arts Building this March. Despite the bad weather late this winter, the show still had 200 participants from local schools and the greater community. The club has hosted the arts and crafts show for over 25 years, creating a showcase for Buckingham to see the talents of local county artists and crafters ranging from first graders to professionals. Pictured is 4th grader Davis Snoddy of Central Virginia Christian School who stands with his entries—a watercolor painting and a poem. His poem, a first prize winner, can be read in this week’s column. (Photo by Letitia Montgomery-Rodgers)
A Poem by Davis Snoddy
Under the lake in water deep
Bass swim and newts creep.
Both have gills to help them breathe
Designed to live in water deep.
A carnivore the mighty bass
Is used to swimming in lake grass.
Like many things that live down deep
Where bass swim and newts creep,
He can be classified with fish
Though other fish are his favorite dish. Thursday, March 19, 2015
Just a few decades ago there were many small sawmill enterprises scattered about the countryside. There was the Ed Davis sawmill here at Elam and Williams and Taylor sawmills in Prospect plus the Morris and Bolt sawmills in the edges of Buckingham County. Over 75 years ago a portable sawmill was located up the creek bottom on this farm where the timber was being harvested. All that remains of some of these mills are dwindling sawdust piles that Mother Nature is reclaiming. Others have disappeared with no trace that there was ever a business in that location. Thursday, March 19, 2015
Happy birthday wishes go out to Lois Bickford, of New Canton, celebrating on Sunday, March 22; Larry Barone, of Cumberland, celebrating on Monday, March 23; Daniel Sprouse, of Buckingham, and Taylor Wright of Cumberland, celebrating on Tuesday, March 24; Stephanie Waycaster, of Dillwyn, celebrating on Wednesday, March 25; and Tiffany Ownby, of Dillwyn, and Hazel Allen, of Farmville, celebrating on Thursday, March 26. Thursday, March 19, 2015
This month, March includes a Friday the 13th, a day commonly associated with bad luck. In the Gregorian calendar, this day occurs at least once and up to three times a year. The fear of Friday the 13th originated in ancient Norse traditions and was related to fear of Frigga, the Norse goddess after whom Friday is named. An estimated 17 to 21 million people in the United States are affected by fear of this day, going out of their way to avoid their normal routines. Whether or not you’re affected, here’s a handy tip to help you know if the month will include a Friday the 13th: Any month that starts on a Sunday will include a Friday the 13th. Thursday, March 12, 2015
Whew, glad that blast of winter has finally passed on by. I hope that all signs point to spring from now on. These March winds will soon dry up the mucky mess that the ice and snow left behind and the ground will be ready for planting.
The garden shops have stocked their shelves with seeds and slips, tempting us to dream of fresh vegetables on the table. It is getting to be time to plant onions, English peas, potatoes, and the cole crops. Thursday, March 12, 2015