Hup cap missing between Saluda and Skyuka Mountain

Published 10:30am Monday, June 4, 2012

While mostly cosmetic, hub caps sure make a car look like it’s not completely a reject from the junkyard. Neither of us a spring chicken at this point (those readers with dry humor might well consider keeping ‘tough old bird’ remarks under their breath), the VW Bug has served me well, and I like to keep her feeling good: after all, we’ve been together a long time; it’s a death-to-us-part relationship unless I win the lottery which would be hard since I never buy tickets being of the cynical sort. Anyway, as I retraced our winding route, there was no glint of metal in the weeds, in gutters, curbs or elsewhere. Somewhere, a VW hub cap is missing home on a roadside in Polk County: between Saluda and Skyuka Mountain. If you see the runaway, please tell it to go home!
The Saluda Tailgate Market is open Fridays from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the city parking lot off Main Street. Offerings include fresh vegetables, meat, fruit, honey, baked goodies, plants and much more. Shop local!
Good News: The Saluda Business Association funded a $1,500 Music Scholarship to Katelyn Duncan, a Polk County High School graduate to attend Gardner Webb University. Funds were raised through the 2010 and 2011 Saluda Arts Festival Raffle.
Sending extra love and hugs to Chrystel Lawson this month, along with get-well wishes for Ramsay, her husband. Both have been long-time volunteers among our Saluda community. Plus hugs go to Eleanor, Edie, Randy and Betty — just because!
Garden Tips: gardens will benefit this month from seasoned mulch. I add coffee grounds, crushed egg shells, banana peels and more to plants in large pots, mixed well into the soil. Day lilies, roses, and other flowers appreciate being dead-headed after bloom, to encourage more. Hydrangeas often root easily from cuttings: I start mine in Mason jars of water, or stick them in moist soil.
Happy June Birthday to Nancy Barnett, Verne Dawson, Peggy Ellwood, Anna Jackson, Charlie Jackson, Amy Violet Ford and Terry Arrington. Add your name to the list; no age mentioned, unless you’re under 2!
Thank you, dear readers for reading this column! Each and every one of you is special to my heart — I want you to feel like we’re visiting on the leafy, flower-filled front porch enjoying tea together. If you have something of note, feel free to contact me at; or 828-749-1153. You may also visit my website at

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