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September Song

    Years ago every little community in Casey County, KY had a correspondent for The Casey County News.  They collected tidbits of happenings from their areas and submitted these news items.  You knew who got married, who had a baby, who died, who went to Lexington to see a specialist (a doctor with more training and education than the local general practitioner), whose cow broke through the fence into a neighbor's corn field, etc.  
     The correspondents for Yosemite, KY were sisters named Wauda Coffey and Jesse Anderson.  These ladies engaged in rather florid prose but occasionally they got it just right.  In the September 22, 1949 edition of The Casey County News they reported the following:
 
     The countryside is taking on the richness of autumn. Almost all the tobacco is in the barns where one sees the long leaves turning to pale gold. September has been perfect for curing the crop and for making the fall hay. Mowing machines are busy and fields are dotted with green bales, or bordered with stacks, and barns are being filled. Cornfields are brown and look a month later than the calendar says. Nature's flower garden is bright with goldenrod, purple ironweed, and many other blossoms. Buds of the summer farewell are opening instead of waiting for October to call them on the stage. It's a lovely time to be living.