My friend Barbara Broyles sent a photo of a sweet potato she dug out of her garden. It weighed 18 pounds and 14 ounces. She said it was solid all the way through and she is eager to dig the rest.

My friend Barbara Broyles sent a photo of a sweet potato she dug out of her garden. It weighed 18 pounds and 14 ounces. She said it was solid all the way through and she is eager to dig the rest.
Linda James has been my tomato supplier this fall. The squirrels ate all our summer tomatoes, but we are getting a few this fall, but not as nice as the ones Linda gives. Apparently she has a nephew with a bumper crop. I can always use tomatoes as they are such a versatile fruit. Thanks so much Linda, and Linda's nephew.
When I was young, Oklahoma had a great football team, often ranking high on the national charts. Their coach was Bud Wilkinson and I was a big fan of Bud's and the team. But I grew up and left home, and Bud was no longer the coach so I quit paying attention to college football.
I have never been interested in any college team since, but this year I have been following Clemson because a great nephew is a videographer for the team. He is a freshman at Clemson and has quite a job to do along with his regular studies. He actually has an internship with the football team so is giving it his all.
But back to Oklahoma football in the 1950s. I met a man recently who is retired and living in Bella Vista. He told me that he and his brother "ran the chains" for Oklahoma during the "Bud Wilkinson era." He was a teacher then in a small town and did his chain duty on Saturdays with his brother. It was fun to learn that.
Now I no longer care for professional football because of the recent political activity inside the sport. I once was a regular fan, but only checked the scores this past Sunday night. I still enjoy golf so I settled in last weekend to watch the President's Cup. I especially enjoyed watching Phil Michelson, the "old man" on the team.
This match went on for days, all day long, so I could only watch segments of the it. The American team almost had a runaway with it, but since each hole and each pairing is different, it remained interesting.
I heard a spokesmen for the international team talk about their defeat. He said they need to re-think their play and set more matches like this one to give their players a better chance. That may be true, but it all comes down to putting the ball in the cup as often and as soon as you can. That seems pretty basic to me, but I hope the International team does get better. As much as I enjoy seeing the United States win, I don't like seeing anyone get trounced over and over when they are really trying.
Sympathies to everyone in Las Vegas. How tragic that one person could ruin so many lives. We must come to grips with the mentally ill in this country. There isn't a simple answer and no matter what is done, many will be unhappy and feel they or someone they love are not treated right.
I don't think we can pray enough for our community leaders who must face problems such as this. I remember my late friend, Norma Crews, used to pray for people with health problems, but she said many times that she prayed for researchers. Whether they know it or not, everyone needs prayer.

Kay Hively writes a weekly column for the Daily News.