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By CAROL GUNTER

Centerhill Baptist Church will be having a fish fry on Saturday, Oct. 19 starting at 5 p.m. This is a free community get-together for all who want to come. Of course, for those who maybe don't care for fish, they have you covered on that. They will have chicken, too. Great fixins galore to go with your fish or chicken meal and desserts. This is much a wonderful thing that the church is doing for the community. Just go and enjoy the fellowship with others and see probably a bunch of your friends and neighbors there. How good is that? May God be honored on this special occasion.

Speaking of neighbors, we have some new ones in our community here on the mountain. Tony and Kim McCutcheon and their family have moved in just down the road from me. They bought the home in front of Melvin and Alene Ferrell. Welcome to Short Mountain guys. Glad you are here in our beautiful community.

Bernie Braswell was at the store Friday and he said he was doing pretty good. He told of a funny happening at my daddy's store way back when. Naturally, I had no recollection of this event from so far back. Bernice said that one time as daddy was watching the baseball game. On the TV in his store "with little ole me" on his lap, and I'm sure it had to be the Yankees playing - daddy was so engrossed in the game that when the batter swung at the ball that was pitched daddy himself swung also and out of daddy's lap and into the floor I went. This at least in my mind explains a lot of things now about me after all these years. I only hope that something like this only happened the one time. I'll have to check with Bernie on this.

So glad we got some more rain Sunday evening. It's nice when Mother Nature takes care of watering my flowers outside in the yard that are still blooming. 

Jimmy and Fay Hale got back Sunday, Oct. 6 from a bus tour they went on to Montréal and Quebec Canada. They left for the tour on Sept. 26. Fay said they had a marvelous trip and everything went simply great. The food and the sights were spectacular. John Womack, a very good friend of theirs, saw them off and came and got them to bring them home Sunday evening during a very heavy rainfall. Jimmy and John are very avid golfers so naturally, they will have to catch up with their passion for playing golf.

Got to talk with Ann Warren, my sister-in-law, Saturday and she was doing OK. She is one of those people who you just love to listen to because they are so interesting. She has a birthday this Friday, Oct. 11. I sure wish for you a very, happy birthday, Ann.

Also, I talked with my brother, Nolan Warren at the Woodbury Nursing Center on Saturday. He is 94 years old. Said he was doing pretty good.

I saw Karen Carpenter at Walmart in Smithville Sunday after church. She is a wonderful lady and I might add quite a talented singer! She and her sister, who is also such a great singer, make our reunion so extra special each year when they sing.

Lonnie Estes, 70 years old, passed away on Friday, Oct. 4 at DeKalb Community Hospital. We extend our deepest sympathy to Lonnie's family in the loss of their loved one. His funeral will be Monday at 2 p.m. at the Woodbury Funeral Home and he will be laid to rest in the Gunter-Grizzle Cemetery.

Start if you haven't already getting the treats lined up for the little trick or treaters that will be coming your way later on this month. Love to see them in their costumers. I think I have as much fun as they are having passing out the bags of candy to them. Of course, I have to treat the "Big Kids" that come with them, too. This has been a tradition of mine for years.

Edith Miller and Thurman Bogle came by for a visit Saturday evening. We hadn't seen each other for awhile so we had to catch up on everything. Sure was good to spend some time with these dear friends.

This morning, to my surprise, a special delivery came my way. It was a box of crackers Andy Gay brought by that Bobby Taylor wanted me to have. If you read last week's column, I mentioned about Bobby hiding the crackers from me at the store. A question about this is in my mind. I'm wondering how did Bobby know I was about out of crackers, and did Andy get paid for bringing them over here to me? After all, gas is sure expensive these days. Ah, the sage lives on! Only on the mountain could this be going on. We'll get back to you on this mater, if I get any more details on it.

Later on in the day, two cans of tuna were delivered to me by an anonymous source. Anyone that knows anything about me knows I love my tuna and crackers. This is like getting my groceries free without shopping for them! This suits me just fine. Keep up the great work guys. Dropping hints at the store is really paying off. I'm so sure Debby is behind this latest delivery to my door.

If you have any news for the column, call me at 615-563-4429.

Be ever thankful for the day the Lord has given you - and when you think of a loved one you need to call -just call them_it only takes a few seconds and you may just make their day to know that you care.

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