News From the Brownsville Bailiwick & Beyond - February 12, 2020

Have you ever had a “dream”, the kind that you could really work on if you wanted, one that could come true? I was thinking about Bill and Alice Rodenburg who moved here and dreamed of having an airport with houses you could actually “drive” your plane home to. And it happened! How many people moved to our small area of the world and worked at making their dream come true? Only a half dozen people managed to start a bank here. The doctors started our health clinic in the middle of nowhere. Bud and I dreamed of having a book store and we did it. Now I am dreaming of creating a Senior Village of small cabins that one could rent when you no longer want to live alone. Can we make this happen? A group of people in Next Step are working on the idea that we could make it happen. We are not sure what our “next step” might be, but we are looking into it. Any ideas?


            Valentine’s Day is Friday. Make those dinner reservations, buy that box of candy, and purchase the Valentine cards now. You surely don’t want to tell your Valentine, “Oh, Honey, I forgot!” We wish you all a Happy Valentine’s Day!


            Look Back in Time – in 1902 the Gold Bank Mine was running. It was music to the ears of those living in Forbestown and the miners looked happy on pay day (wish there were more small businesses that made money in our areas today, we need jobs).


            Hope to see you in Brownsville soon.    Christine and Yvonne