Sweatshirt? ~~~~~~~~ Ye Gads this am  it was 46 degrees…my tootsies are brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr EEEE. Just where are those socks anyway? ~~~~~~~~~~ Signs of fall seem a bit more apparent. A faint crispness in the air as the twin doe range the creek bank for their morning foray. The geese come out of the creek after their morning dip and the Great Blue Heron situates itself in a proper stance to dine. The King Fishers perch and begin their selection as well. ~~~~~~~~~ Thoughts of getting the portable fireplace out for the first time since last fall swims through the cobwebs of my mind. Memories of sitting outside with my sweetie in the cool of the evening as we gazed into the firelight wrap me in yummy thoughts. ~~~~~~~~~~~ Soon it will be Labor Day, but more importantly my Sweeties Birthday. I have always mused about that, Labor Day and a BIRTH day? Tee hee! ~~~~~~~~~~ Labor Day in these parts is a big event; aside from the normal Labor Day events we have two rather larger Festivals. The Italian Heritage Festival and the Jackson’s Mill Jubilee. ~~~~~~~~~ Since 1979 Clarksburg has hosted the annual West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival during Labor Day weekend. Each September since 1991 the city has been the site of the West Virginia Black Heritage Festival. The city is known as the "jewel of the hills." ~~~~~~~~~ The Stonewall Jackson Heritage Arts and Crafts Jubilee's first year was 1974 for the 4-day event over Labor Day weekend at Jackson's Mill State 4-H Camp, near Weston, WV. What began as a small get together of musicians and crafters has turned into one of the nicest heritage festivals in the state! I will be working two of the four-day event. OF COURSE Not Sweeties BIRTHDAY! ~~~~~ Soon the School Busses will be weekly rolling down the highways. And ~~~~~~~~~~ College Football begins ~~~~~~~~~~~ Whooooooooo Hoooooooo! Lets Go Mountaineers! First Game is September 1st WVU Vs Western Michigan, home game at 3:30pm. I will have my radio at the Mill! Need a new pedicure and change the polish to my traditional BLUE AND GOLD!