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Thursday was a Holiday World kinda day for Tim, DeAnna, Alayna, and Adrianna Reed, Ryan and Janna Womack, Case Isenheart and Daysha Murry. They left out early the 16th and didn't return until after midnight, wet, tired, sleepy but glad they got to enjoy the day out.

That same day Ppa and I returned from a couple of days' stay in Pigeon Forge. Friday night it was movie night at the Moonlight Drive-in to watch "The Minions". Of course the main reason we were parked there was for grand young'uns, Rylon and Amaieah Morrison, Kullon and Shiloh Patrick, Janna Womack, and Alayna and Adrianna Reed and young'uns, Tim and DeAnna and Kyle and Shannon.

Rylon, Amaieah, Kullon and Adrianna spent Sunday night with us. Monday it was another day spent in the full pool at the Reeds. Shiloh joined us with mom, Shannon as well as Gracie Smith, and William and Grant Buterbaugh.

Tuesday they were all returned home after spending the day at Old Fort Park in Murfreesboro. Haley and Brett Walker joined us for this outing. All parents said the kiddos went to sleep early and stayed that way until Wednesday morning. Ppa and I did the same!!
Glad to hear Mickey Anderson is home and doing good following some major surgery and scary, but thankfully, not serious diagnosis.
Chris and Joanie Blackburn, Jordan and Emily spent a relaxing week-long vacation on and around Myrtle Beach, SC. They returned well rested and ready to get back to normal.

Saturday, Elaine Reed, Lynn and Cathy O'Neal, Roger and Janet Tate, Ernest and Rita Davis, Angie Whited, Megan Davis and Kim Francis were in Woodbury to attend the Golden Wedding Anniversary of Van and Brenda Hutchison.

Betty and Terry Thomas with grand girls, Samantha and Madison Gaither, took a trip to Cedar Grove where they spent a few days with son, Patrick.
South Carolina beaches are popular. The Gaither girls with mom, Stefanie and Brad Leach, had returned home the 4th from a week's stay enjoying the ocean at Hilton Head. They were there with friends, Gaylon and Suzette Sissom, Abby and Anna Grace.
Florida is also popular. John and Kim Francis and Callie, Jenny Francis, Brooklyn and Londyn, Megan Davis, and Hannah and Justin Whited spent last week in and around Fort Walton Beach, Destin and Okaloosa Island. John can't wait to get back to "haying"!! Well maybe not, last I heard, it was late morning he was watching TV from his bed!

Congratulations to Kiley Hughes who came in 5th in the 15 and under division of the DeKalb Fair 5K run held Saturday the 18th.
It was a crowd Saturday night who gathered in the Fellowship Hall of Prosperity Baptist Church to enjoy grilled hamburgers, hot dogs and the trimmings topped off with ice cream. The main attraction, however, was the Pinewood Derby. Congratulations to the overall winner, Brett Walker.
Can you smell all that good food coming in for Red Apple Days? Well, maybe not yet but you can if you come out for Friday's Gospel Night and return Saturday for races, parade and other activities. Be sure to bring your lawn chairs to sit in or a quilt to sit on the ground. It's always a good time to "catch up" on neighbors, friends, etc. We'll be looking for ya!

Steve Shirley, Daylen Winston Young and David Fuller all have birthdays the 30th. Although there were several born on the last day of July, the most important one (at least to me!) is Ppa's who is looking at 73 years. Others celebrating that day are Ashley Swift, Jacob Duggin, Tommy Hayes, Ardana Hughes and Teresa Scott. Opening up the month of August are Connie Bryson and Chris Crook. Paul Edward Leach, John Higgins and Lexie Saddler get cake and ice cream on the 2nd with new mom, Lauren Burkhead celebrating hers on the 3rd. Darnell Brown and my first daughter-in-law, Anita Patrick, wind up the week on the 4th. Happy birthday to all of you.

It was 42 years ago on July 30th when Tollie and Barbara Cantrell were wed. That same day but a different year, Scott and Connie Turney were wed. Happy anniversary to both couples.
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