I’m hearing rumors that a walking bridge is to be built across Belle River for foot traffic, but I haven’t had a chance yet to talk to Mr. Rush at DOTD about it and he has never said a word about such a thing when I have spoken with him. I suspect it’s just wishful thinking.
I woke up this morning thinking of all this. The reality is finally setting in and I’m realizing just how inconvenient it is going to be. I cross the bridge at least once a day, sometimes twice. Admittedly I’m not well organized but sometimes I have to make a second trip to pick up something from the pharmacy or my husband needs something urgent from the Yamaha dealer.
And I have private students, all of whom who have to cross the bridge to reach me. I guess they’ll just have to live without my help for a week or so.
Samantha Miller in the family center at Stephensville Elementary School tells me their first open house went well. Lots of people. School started smoothly and nothing unusual has taken place, not that it should. Hard to believe that progress reports are going home already.
A few people are frogging these days. Some are going in the woods using Go-Devils, looking for spawning areas. I haven’t heard of anyone having much luck.
Belle River is café au lait colored now and full of duckweed. Clumps of grass drift slowly by with a tall, white heron often standing majestically on one foot in the middle. Such a nice way to travel!
Let’s hope Tropical storm Gustav goes elsewhere. Right now it appears to be aimed at my children in Florida or me.
The Teche News’ Lower St. Martin correspondent, Linda Cooke, can be contacted via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.