It's finally Friday and if you are turning a year older today, look who is also celebrating along with you.  Brenda Gayle Webb, Loretta Lynn's youngest sister, born in Paintsville, Kentucky, in 1951. She adopts the stage name Crystal Gayle, and her pop-influenced country sound, earns a string of hits, including the million-selling "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue".  Happy 64th, Crystal!!   

It's National Apricot Day!!

 

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Apricots are those beautifully orange colored fruits full of beta-carotene and fiber.   Although dried and canned apricots are available year-round, fresh apricots with a plentiful supply of vitamin C and are in season in North America from May through August. The fresh fruit you see around here during the winter months have probably been imported from either South America or New Zealand.

A close relative to peaches, apricots are small, golden orange fruits, with velvety skin and flesh, not too juicy but definitely smooth and sweet. Some folks describe their flavor as almost musky, with a faint tartness that lies somewhere between a peach and a plum.

They are good and good for you!  So, try one today!

Now Let's P-A-R-T-Y!!

from Rayes

Concho Valley birthdays include:

Josh Bolin, 40.  From his Grandmother.

Dulce Hernandez, 26.  From Mom, Dad and All the Cortez family.

Amy Hill, 35.  From his Mom, sisters and the rest of the family.

Autumn Adams, 9.  From Mom, Grandma, 2 sisters and brother.  Autumn wins our birthday cake today from Halfmann's Cake Cottage.

No anniversaries to report today.

Congratulations to Clyde & Rhonda Kresta, who celebrated their 31st anniversary (1-7)  They are the winners of a dozen roses from Southwest Florists.