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Smithville Church of God will be having their 2nd Annual Women's Ministries Craft Fair on Saturday, November 2nd in the fellowship hall. Most assuredly you will probably find something you like for yourself or maybe a gift for a family member or friend. Last year's Craft Fair certainly was a delightful event with a whole lot of items to choose from as will be the case this year.

A.J. and Brenda Neal have returned home after a few days spent in the Smokies. There was a Craft Show and Flea Market to enjoy while they were there. They left on Thursday and came back on Sunday. No report of any fleas being brought back from the Flea Market. That is always a good thing. All kidding aside, sure glad you both had a great time.

Visitors at our house on Friday afternoon were Nina Lawrence, Betty Byford, and Danny Evans. They brought me two large, long concrete planters that Diane had given me. Was glad to see them and had a good time enjoying their company. Those two concrete planters have now been painted black to match the rest of my black concrete pots and the autumn flowers that Dianne gave me are overflowing from the planters and that for me is a delightful scene. Was able to decorate our front porch nicely and our mailbox too for autumn.

The weather people are predicting some scattered frost tonight, a freeze tomorrow night and a hard freeze Friday night. This time of year in October, we are expecting this, but most people, I believe, that are cold-natured like me are simply dreading the change this is coming. I just really want to hibernate this time of year like the bears do. The spring and summer time are my favorite times of the year. If I survive the wrath of winter, I certainly want to have a check outside in the spring to see what survived out there, also. My fragile plants I always take up and put in our garage so they won't freeze. If you love flowers as I do, you don't want to take the chance of losing the investment you have in them.

Betty Barnes is enjoying working at the Webb House in McMinnville that has now opened. Quite a beautiful facility and well worth the time to check it out. Reports are that Betty is doing a splendid job. That is not surprising to me.

Have you got your supply of candy yet for the little trick or treaters coming your way on Thursday night?

Years ago, a lot of years ago, I should say, when we rolled our neighbors' yards, yes I was guilty of doing this and has do much fun when we had the opportunity. On this one occasion, we went up to our neighbor's house to roll their yard. They had this beautiful black horse out in the lot behind a white boarded fence. Well we were having a big time rolling the yard, when some trick or treaters arrived on the scene. We scattered, of course, and got out of sight as the little ones went up the steps on the front porch where the lady was waiting to treat them. I got behind their truck by the white boarded fence and was well hidden in the dark of night. Something nudged me in the back and I let out the loudest scream like a wildcat, I am sure, as those kids on the porch took off as if their lives were in danger of ending right there. I didn't know how bad I scared their horse when I screamed, after all, it was pitch black darkness and the horse was black. This is something I remember as my funniest moment over rolling my neighbor's yard.

Got to talk with Chloe Evelyn Bogle today. She had been outside picking up chestnuts and got pretty tired doing this. Keep Evelyn in prayer, as like with the rest of us, we can't do as much as we used to but glad to still be around serving the Lord.

I also got to talk with Debby at the store yesterday and she is content with being the "ring leader" as Bobby has called her now about the crackers and the tuna. I was going to call in Perry Mason on this matter to clear her but I will just leave it alone for now, if that is what she wants. That will put all of this funniness to rest I hope. You know it really turned out pretty good for me. Wonder what could be stirred up now? Of course, you know I am just joking. I wouldn't be guilty of getting something else started, as I believe in "letting sleeping dogs lie." I guess, but my memory is not what it used to be so stay tuned. And too, being around "Aubrey" for all those years, he has definitely rubbed off on me for having fun when the occasion called for it.

Our "Clyde" is doing fine at this time. Everyone knows Clyde so I do not have to put his last name in the column. There is only one Clyde, as there for sure is only one "Aubrey" (who has been called our Mayor) her on the mountain by some. "Aubrey", you gave us so much while you were here. After all, the true measure of a man is his name that goes before him. Enough said.

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


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