From Terry Hogue —-
I’ve been here in Hasty officially since 1995. My hubby is a homegrown boy.The Population, give or take, is 100 people. People are friendly. Inquisitive, sometimes maybe just a little too inquisitive, but for the most part a caring and very giving community. If you need anything, before you ask, they are getting it done for you.
That’s just the way they are…
Anyhow, Charlie’s Christmas Tree
This Christmas decoration is “Charlie’s Tree”. Every year, he would decorate and hoist this tree up in the air using one of those huge mobile ladders on a big truck – like electric companies use. Sadly, Charlie, a tall, quiet, rugged, soft spoken man who loved bird’s and took some pretty nice pictures, and worked for the county grading our old country roads for many, many years, passed away last year of Cancer. His wife Colleen, owns the local grocery where you can still get a bottomless cup of coffee for a quarter. A daily lunch special.
Saturday mornings – homemade biscuits and gravy.
And worms if you have an inclination to go fishing down at the reservoir. The local chatter( gossip) is free and friendly – unless your talking politics! For that subject I say back slowly out of the store… 🙂
But, I’m derailed from my story!
The tree is up again this year thanks to Colleen. Shining down on her neighbors, reminding us of Charlie’s tradition… A soft golden light that casts the message of MERRY CHRISTMAS to all!
We miss you Charlie….
Editor’s Note: Colleen no longer runs the Valley Grocery. It is under new management, and the daily specials continue. Town spirit is alive and well, Charlie would be proud.