BY ANNA PATRICK
Well it's time to get that turkey in the oven, the giblet gravy stirred, the sweet potato casserole baked, etc., etc. because it's TURKEY TIME IN TENNESSEE! But more important - it's time to give thanks for ALL of the blessings God has blessed you with - not only the good but those we think are not good for good can come from the not so good.
It was a crisp, cool, but sunny November Saturday on the 5th when that good old ham breakfast was cooked up for all who wanted to attend. Thanks to Thomas and Margaret Melton and family for the good food, fun and fellowship enjoyed this time every year. It was delicious and it doesn't stop with the ham breakfast. Stay long enough or go and come back and you can sit and enjoy some good ole pinto beans and cornbread.
It's got to be a good place to eat breakfast when folks drive from Michigan to enjoy the breakfast served up 6 days a week at Jimbo's. Well it might help that these Michigan people are related to Jimmy Mingle. Anyway, Saturday the 12th it was a great visit with good food for Jerry and Faye Paschal and Bill and Shirley Paschal Bondy with Jimmy and cook, Hallean Tate.
Wednesday it was good to see Jerry Gaither with daughter, Maxine, of Murfreesboro enter the establishment to eat a hearty breakfast and visit with some old home folks.
Sunday was a busy day for lots of folks. With mom, Regan Higgs, gone on her honeymoon, Kyleigh, enjoyed the day with Allison Francis at the Discovery Center in Murfreesboro.
The Nashville Zoo was full of lots of animals that day! Since it was the day to honor veterans here, there were several from here who took it in. Ernest and Rita David, Kim Francis, John and Angie Whited, Megan Davis, Callie Francis, Brooklyn and Londyn Francis, David Dooley, Bobbie King, Amy Mears, John David Dooley, Gennie Morgan and Emily Morgan enjoyed touring the animal habitats. It is rumored the monkeys thought they recognized their relative when Ern walked by!!
It was a very moving service at Prosperity Baptist Church that day. How many of you knew that the American flag has 13 folds? If you think it's for the 13 colonies, you are incorrect.
With the aid of veterans Ryan Womack and Joe Turner, Bro. LaVaughn Moody from American Legion Post 243, Scott's Hill, presented the 13 folds of the American Flag while it was being narrated by Bro. David Moody.
That night the youth hosted their annual Chili supper and had a great message through song, music and interpretative movements
Sunday afternoon, it was birthday time at Chuck E Cheese for Kullon Patrick's 5th and Shiloh Patrick's 2nd. Lots of pizza followed by a choice between two cakes (or maybe a slice of each!) and of course lots of gifts for both.
Annalyn Garrett announces the birth of her new sister, Neyland Hadlee. Little Neyland was born Wednesday the 16th weighing in at 8 lbs, 8 oz and 20" in length. Proud parents are Ryan and Erica Melton Garrett.
Celebrating Thanksgiving with a birthday are Chuck Danford and Makayla Lyn Bryson. Robin Yule Burkhead turns over another year on Black Friday. The 26th is Joshua Bryson's day. Jan Dobson and Lindsay Gunter celebrate the 27th. Jason Francis' is the 28th with David Dod and Melissa Millgan ending the list on the 29th. Happy birthday.
Happy anniversary to Chris and Joanie Blackburn who celebrate 26 years of wedded bliss on the 23rd.
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