Touring the Kroger plant

Howdy folks!

We sure have had lots of rain. I don’t think we are short of moisture now, do you? There is supposed to be more rain yet this week.

I had a real wonderful day last Saturday. There were nine of us that went down to lower Price Hill to the Kroger plant. Kroger was celebrating 90 years in business.

They had a tour of the factory and we got to see how they bottle different kinds of items — one was Classic Mayo. They told me they make 236 different kinds of items – the one we could see was the ranch dressing and how they put it in the bottles. We saw how they put the lid and label on the bottle — this was something.

I always wanted to see the factory run. The factory runs seven days a week. The folks that work there were so wonderful and so helpful. They all went out of their way to help each person.

Then, in the room where our church serves the meal on the fourth Wednesday of the month, they had food. There were over 12 different stations where a person could get food — meatballs, hot dogs, noodles, chili, Coke, cookies, ice cream and more food.

When a person got through, they had a big meal. This is a special blessing for me and our church to have the opportunity to go down and serve food to folks. There is a lady that will have the food fixed and when we serve it, the Ole Fisherman wants to thank the Kroger Company. They said last year there were 1,500 people who toured the plant and they thought there would be 2000 to tour the plant this year. The Kroger store is a wonderful facility.

If you want some ripe or green tomatoes go to the Grants Green House on state Route 131. They picked about 100 pounds of ripe tomatoes the other day. They picked 50 pounds of green tomatoes.

If you have never eaten fried green tomatoes you are in for a treat. Ruth Ann could fry the green tomatoes so that they were great. If you have ever seen the program on television called “Fried Green Tomatoes,” it is a good program. I have seen it a few times. Some restaurants in the South will serve fried green tomatoes.

I was talking to Mike at the Afton Bait Shop. He said the Crappie tournament was good. The weigh-in with seven Crappie for first place was five pounds, seven ounces, second place was five pounds, four ounces and third place was four pounds, 10 ounces. The big Crappie was 1-1/4 pounds — that is a good crappie.

They are catching a lot of Crappie. Crappie must be nine inches before you can keep them. There were 10 boats in the tournament. They will have a big benefit on Aug. 22 for diabetes. Mike always does something for different organizations. The benefit starts at noon and generally wraps up about 6 p.m. so mark your calendar.

Mark your calendar also from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, July 11, for the famous ice cream social at the Grange Hall and Nicholsville. There will be food and some pie for you to enjoy, along with visiting with neighbors and friends. The Grange does so much for the community and always gives money to the Clermont County Fair for the childrens’ animals.

The Junior Grange that Ruth Ann started years ago is still going strong. There are several ladies who are taking charge and have the same number of young folks in the Junior Grange as Ruth Ann had. It was always exciting when the Grange convention was and to see the items these young folks make.

Now mark your calendar for this date — it is a little early but as fast as time is going it will be here before we know it. At the Rambler Center in Russellville from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, I will be there with wood items.

Start your week by going to the house of worship of your choice and praising the good Lord. God bless all.

More later.