Chit Chat Corner: Everything revolves around birds | Lifestyles


There was a film released in 1963 by Alfred Hitchcock called “The Birds”. In the film, a huge assault begins on the city by attacking birds. Those who watched the movie never forget it and leave it to Smitty at Smitty’s Firearms to remind us in a conversation where he said he had to dodge the birds at a local farm store, but not a local one, in Kilgore.

He said: “They always had a couple of them flying over there, but they got ridiculous. It’s bad when you have to duck to avoid someone stealing from you. Until they do something, I have no plans to go back.

He’s not the only one who thinks the birds have taken over as it seems to have been the conversation all day.

“Buses have taken over at Town Hall and Centennial Park around the corner and other nearby businesses,” said Eddie Holley. They desecrated the area, and Nelda Lewis would be appalled to see the park like this. The city can’t help it. Birds are federally protected – you need a licensed trapper and a license to hunt them. “

The birds are protected under the Migratory Birds Treaty Act, but Eddy made another suggestion. He said, “There is a laser mechanism called Agrilaser that you can point at birds. The birds will perceive the laser as a danger and will fly away. It is worth a try.

Of course, we could still do like the town of Gilmer did in 2019 when it tried to legally hunt them with pyrotechnics. Maybe some of their birds have migrated in our direction.

Of all subjects, why talk about birds? Before that day was over, a conversation was overheard with someone cleaning the fireplaces of the fireplaces. Before the end of the call, the lady said, “Is it possible for you to put a screen on the fireplace to prevent the birds from entering?” The relief on his face was priceless.

SPEAKING OF FILMS, it is sad to have lost beloved actress Betty White this week. The death of such a wonderful icon has sparked reactions from all generations and across the world, and in particular to Kilgoreite Theresa Nix.

In an interview in June 2021, Theresa said, “Betty is my daddy’s sister. She was born in Illinois, but my father, Latha Barrett “Bob” White was born in Macon, Georgia. Betty called my grandmother every public holiday when I was young. My grandmother, Lillie Teresa Hotfelter lived in Marshall, and my family would be there to celebrate the holidays with her.

“My father died when I was 18 months old and I remember the first time she visited me by phone.” She said, “It’s your Aunt Betty.” And I said, “I don’t have an Aunt Betty.” Grandma thought it was funny, but Aunt Betty said, “I’m your daddy’s sister. He was a cabinetmaker.

Theresa continued, “I’ve never met her. Conversations were always over the phone; always on vacation until my grandmother passed away and the rest of us lost contact with Betty.

Theresa’s Pentecost is equivalent to Betty’s; she has a photogenic memory, an “eye” for detail and is ambidextrous. Theresa is a donor, not a taker – where her aunt was an animal advocate, Theresa is a children’s advocate and regularly holds garage sales so she can purchase those less fortunate clothes and other necessities.

She has been married for 41 years to her “best friend” Ronnie. They have two daughters: Tiffany, who lives in Overton with her husband Logan, and their daughter Misty and her husband Justin, with two children Maverick and Ella, who live in Henderson.

They are sad that a real meeting with “Aunt Betty” never happened, but Theresa cherishes these phone calls and would love to connect with her stepchildren.

WIGS FOR CHILDREN will soon receive a Laurie’s Hair Day donation thanks to those like Brianna, 8, who made her second donation to owner / stylist Laurie Thrower on Wednesday night. Brianna, along with her fraternal twin Aubrey, made her first highlight donation at the age of six in February 2020. It was the first time Laurie had the pleasure of cutting the twins’ hair for a donation.

Laurie said: “It was a big deal for me that Brianna came back the second time around.”

Laurie is known for cutting as many hairstyles for men as for women for the Wigs for Kids charity. She gives of her time to adapt to work schedules; preparation of padlocks according to the organization’s instructions and mailing.

There is also no charge for its cut and styling. Laurie has been donating to Wigs for Kids for 23 years. If you have hair that you would like to donate, you can reach her at (903) 984-5150.

KILGORE town center comes back to life this Saturday as Kilgore Mercantile & Music hosts an open Bluegrass Jam. If you want to participate, bring your instruments or your voice or just come and enjoy the entertainment. If it’s too cold to enjoy ice cream, go for hot chocolate. Starts at 4 p.m.

May his love and laughter fill your hearts and homes throughout the week. In the meantime, you can reach us at or (903) 984-2593.

May his love and laughter fill your hearts and homes throughout the week. In the meantime, you can reach us at or (903) 984-2593.


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