“One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.”

- Dale Carnegie

One more day and the old “hotter-n-heck” August 2008 will fall onto the pages of history. School’s started, and so’s football season, and by Monday - Labor Day - we’ll all be calling this last summer (and the first day of dove season).

That could be the necessary deciding factor for making this a good day, or a day that’s memory worthy at least. The time will come in December when the sun’s setting at 5 p.m. and there’s more to do than can get done, we’ll be missing “last summer,” of course.

Today’s official community calendar is a bit on the sparse side. Who knows? Maybe we’re saving it all up for September.

Just remember, even if we list everything we know, you’ve got plenty of freedom to go “and do” your own thing. Swim in the lake. Swing in the park. Sit on a blanket and watch the stars, after dark. Write a note to someone, or call an old friend. Do something fun. Celebrate summer’s end.

Fish fry

The American Legion Post 470 at North Lake is holding its fall fish fry. Come hungry, and come for supper. Serving starts at 6 p.m. and they won’t stop until it is all gone. The $8 plate for adults ($4 for 12 and younger) is an all-you-can-eat-but-eat-all-you-take catfish dinner and trimmings. This year’s event is being held where Farm-to-Market Road 2273 intersects with County Road 422.

Young Marine registration

Final registration for the Pecan Valley Regional Young Marines (before their initial boot camp) is from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. at the Academy of Freedom Center on the corner of Austin and Coggin Avenue. All recruits and parents need to please bring their registration packets and fees to the meeting. If you do not have a registration packet, you may fill out one at the meeting. Boot camp will start Saturday Sept. 6, and will be held at the Groner Pitts National Guard Armory. A few recruits still need sponsors. The $200 sponsorships are tax deductible and helps defray costs of insurance, learning materials, uniforms and awards. For further information call, Carrie or Roger Rodman @ 325-600-4149 or

325-232-0551 or go to www.pecanvalleyregionalym.org e-mail pecan_valley_regional_ym@yahoo.com.

And by the way …

• The Brown County Farmers Market opens at 7 a.m. under the Bill Monroe Overpass on Austin Avenue at the corner of Avenue A and Brady Avenue. It is open at this time every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

• The Brown County Museum of History, located downtown in the old jail across from the courthouse, is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Saturday.

• The Heart of Texas Dance Club meets from 7 to 9 p.m. each Saturday at St. John’s Episcopal Church, on Main and Depot, for open dance practice. Cost is $2 per person. Call 646-0048 or 646-0037 for more information.

• The Lake Brownwood Lions Club, 6751 Highway 279, will host bingo at 1:30 p.m.