It’s a beautiful Sunday, sunny, warm and windy! No rain last week.

This week’s Farm Report:  Nope, no rain, and we had to take the weekend off from shelling corn because of high moisture. But maintenance and repair work went on. Cotton is really popping open and soybeans are turning yellow in some fields, losing their leaves in others that were planted earlier. This harvest will be history before we know it! I am thankful for the rain I prayed for in the Spring!

I went to Memphis Wednesday with Courtney, who had two out patient surgeries the week before. She got the stitches out of both sides of her heel and wore her boot till we went to get shoes the doctor recommended (Brooks) at one of those expert shoe stores. I got them to “do” me and I’ve been wearing the wrong size for years, and when I put the shoes on they recommended I had absolutely no bursitis pain in my hip for the first time in over a year! And it’s still gone! Wow! We both wore our new shoes home, like kids! Remember doing that?

Friday night I went to the PCL tournament the Memphis Redbirds played in and they squeaked by with a 2-1 win in the bottom of the 11th inning! With a bunt! Saturday night they won 5-0!  Had a ball with Elizabeth, Justin and Lyla!

On our prayer list at the Covington Church of Christ are John Dickey, not doing well; LaVerne Baxter, recovering from surgery; Rosie Barnes and Houston Hall; and so many friends and relatives of our members, like Jackson Hughey and all of our servicemen and women.

Happy birthday this week goes to Alan Clark and Ashley Bringle on Sept. 16, to Preston Stanley, Chloe Coughlan and Thomas Nance on the 17th, to Hope Collins on the 20th and to Brandon Matlock on the 22nd!

My sincere sympathy goes to Chris Max and family in the death of his dad, Dale Max. His funeral was yesterday and that family has my prayers at this time.

Happy birthday at Clopton United Methodist Church to Hadley Carver and Shirley Warrick on Sept. 19 and to Lana Johnson and Rebecca Kendall on the 22nd!

This week’s Farmer’s Almanac Quote: “Saturday is the autumnal equinox and the sun rises due east and sets due west that day.”

Yay – love Autumn – pumpkins, leaves, bonfires and cool weather!

Saturday is also Heritage Day on the Covington square! Go – you will enjoy it!  

Well, the book is done! I am sending it off this week for sure – I’ve proofread it on hard copy twice, and someone else has, and it’s time to forget about worrying about that and get if off to the publisher! I will let you know when “Dinner Date with a Ghost” comes out!  And if you submitted a title for it, it’s in there!

Get ready for cool temps the last three days of September! Yes!

Until next week. . .

Jeff Ireland is The Leader's sports editor. To contact him, call 901-476-7116 or email jireland@covingtonleader.com.​