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Brazil Buzz

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Oh, what a beautiful Sunday morning! It is clear to see that, overnight; Jack Frost paid the folks in the little blue house at the end of the road a visit. Outside, the sun is shining brightly and the winter sky is an awesome shade of blue.

My pal Rowdy is enjoying a freshly poured drink of tap water. Gray, our longhaired adopted stray cat has left the little blue building, nearby the house. The little heart-melting feline is hinting for a breakfast drink: a taste of warm milk from his own China made china saucer and more than likely will ask for other considerations. My pal, Paul is honoring his moving vocal requests.

For a while, Gray won't need to be stationed at the end of the walk (when the weather is suitable) sitting, in wait, for his best friend to come home from work.

Tomorrow, Paul will undergo surgery on his right arm at the Roudebush VA Medical Center, at Indianapolis. Instead, there will be plenty of time for Sir Gray to watch the back door, during his master's short-term recovery. No doubt about it, that little Tomcat is a joy and a keeper.

Ruth L. Lynch passed away Jan. 19, 2008, unexpectedly. Services were entrusted to Lawson-Miller Chapel. Burial took place at Clearview Cemetery, Jan. 23; Ruth was laid to rest beside her late husband. He preceded her in death in 1983.

Ruth Altman married Lester Frank Lynch Jan. 12, 1936. Lester was my late father's youngest brother.

That same year, Lester, and his eldest brother, John J. Lynch opened Lynch Bros. Grocery Store on the northwest corner of Pinckley and Alabama streets.

Early on it became sort of a family affair. Members of the Lynch family worked side by side in the popular little store and helped the brothers realize the potential of their dreams.

The store closed in 1979 after 43 years of business and many satisfied customers later.

After the couple moved to the country home and many laborious tasks later, the striven pair opened the former Twin Beach Club on their farm, where; together they operated the popular place of recreation for more than 16 years. People for miles around visited and enjoyed the beautiful setting and the amenities that the family provided.

Today the property is known as Twin Beach Estates. Beautiful homes dot the landscape.

My Aunt Ruth had an enormous capacity to care for others. Hers was a heart of pure gold. She touched hearts within my childhood home many times over the years, quietly.

She was a member of the Staunton Christian Church for many years, 57, to be precise. Ruth Lynch knew her God. She was a willing worker and friend.

The former Lynch Bros. Grocery store later became the home of Clay County Food Pantry. Ruth spent many hours of volunteer work for that cause, unselfishly. Her kindness was genuine and her smiles were the real deal.

Truth is I could go on and on, I loved her and admired her for everything that she was and is--a beautiful angel.

To her four daughters, families, extended families, her dear sister, Katherine, and sister-in-law, Jessie, I send my heartfelt condolences.

This past week I received mail, in regard to Brazil Buzz. Thank you Linda, for the nice letter. I took note of the information that you seek. However, I need a little time to get all my facts straight, accurate and in the proper order. I will take you and this readership to where the makings of beautiful music were once an everyday occurrence.

I look forward to speaking to my friends at the Clay County Historical Society meeting on March 3.

I can be reached at 446-4852 or drop me a line to 613 North Elm Street, Brazil, IN., 47834 or e-mail at pmlsartor@aol.com.