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By CAROL GUNTER

There will be a "Community Thanksgiving Meal" Sunday night November 17th at the New Short Mountain United Methodist Church beginning at 5:00 P.M. and service afterwards at 6:00 P.M. There are a total of four churches that are involved in the get-together and there will be four pastors with each one preaching around ten minutes or so. The churches that are represented are New Short Mountain United Methodist Church, Short Mountain Church Of God, Centerhill Baptist Church, and Short Mountain Methodist Church at Half Acre. Do come out and enjoy the bountiful meal and fellowship with others in the community. May the Lord be honored in this endeavor.

Everyone seems to be going to the Smokies. I just found out that Melvin and Alene Ferrell have gotten back from there. Glad you had a great time.

Another yearly trick or treat night has come and gone. I'm sure the little ones got their tum-tums pretty full with all the candy they received. Sure had a good time treating them. It was a somewhat stormy night and the electricity was off here at our house for about two hours. Luckily, the trick or treating had already stopped, before this happened. Now for me, I've still got candy on hand. It is always best to have too much candy left than to run out. The candy that is left will most assuredly be devoured by me - so I cannot take a chance of that happening. Not to fret, a plan by me has been devised. My neighbors now have all that candy in their possession. "I really do love it when a plan comes together." That, of course, is a line from the A-Team, a television show that aired many years ago. You can ask your grandparents - they, like me, will remember it as I thought it was a really good show way back then.

Brenda Phillips who used to work with me in Cost Accounting in the office at Colonial Corporation gave me a call on Saturday. We got to catch up on some of the people we worked with years ago. I was so glad to talk with you, Brenda, and also very glad that you called and let me know you are enjoying the column. I really appreciate all that you said.

Talked with Ralph Gunter, "Aubrey's" cousin, at the store a few days ago. I did not know that Ralph had had some surgery on his shoulder. Thank goodness he is doing a lot better, after being down for awhile recuperating at home. We missed you Ralph and your family at the "Gunter Reunion". Maybe you can all get to come to the reunion next year.

Got to tell you something funny that happened a few years back as "Aubrey" was watching TV in the living room and I was in the kitchen. He came into the kitchen and told me to go and kill the big spider that was in the living room. He said it was on him in the recliner and it was digging in and in 4-wheel drive. Well, I just lost it and started laughing and just couldn't contain my laughter and he informed me it wasn't funny and he was dead serious I could tell then. Of course, I took some Hot Shot or Raid and a fly swatter in there but to no avail as I couldn't find the big spider that had been on him digging in and in 4-wheel drive anywhere! I'm sure that spider made it somehow under our front door and was glad to get out of there with all the ruckus he had started at our house.

On Saturday, October 26th, a birthday celebration was held for Jamison Sawyer Stanton, great grandson of Frank and Dorothy Morrison. It was his 6th birthday. His birthday was actually on Friday, October 25th. Family and friends had a great time celebrating his big day.

Debby and I now have figured out just who is at fault and the "real" "ring leader" for all of this turmoil about those crackers and tuna. It was "Bobby" who listened in on Debby's telephone conversation with me about her having crackers as I needed a box. If he hadn't hid all those boxes of crackers, this would not have all got started in the first place. So, Bobby, the ball now, "so to speak", is in your court. This is just too much fun to be having over crackers, don't you think?

Denise Stanton will be having a birthday Saturday, November 9th. Be sure to wish her a very happy birthday. She is truly a very remarkable girl and we all love her very much. Keep our Denise in prayer also.

The family of the late Adam and Boma Melton had a reunion on Saturday, October 19th, at Short Mountain Methodist Church at Half Acre. Some in attendance toured the old Mechanicsville School and other places of interest to them in the community. Really good time had by everyone.

On Saturday, October 26th, a school reunion was held at Blue Springs School. Several were in attendance with an excellent meal and a whole lot of reminiscing going on.

New Short Mountain Church singers were at the Woodbury Nursing Center on Sunday singing old songs and letting the seniors join in and have a fun time. Countless people are helped by their beautiful ministry to so many. The good deeds you do unto others always come back to you.

Junior and Maggie Bryant were in Goodlettsville a few days ago on a business trip.

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

The simple pleasures of life are the best - so enjoy them to the fullest - and thank the Lord for them.

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