By CAROL GUNTER
Sure hope everyone had a great weekend and "able to sit up and take nourishment" before they start off the week.
It is getting closer to Thanksgiving and families are planning their big get togethers. Do make the most out of being with your family and friends, and remember if you eat too much of that good food, you can always work off those calories exercising after Thanksgiving.
Our community is deeply saddened by the passing of Mrs. Louise Bogle. She was 80 years old and passed away on Thursday, November 14th at Stones River Hospital. Her funeral was on Saturday at 3:00 PM at the Woodbury Funeral Home and she was laid to rest in the Gunter-Grizzle Cemetery. Our sympathy is extended to the Bogle family in the loss of their loved one.
Thursday, November 21st, will mark Ralph and Debby Harvey's one year wedding anniversary. They are the owners of Short Mountain Market. If you weren't at their wedding last year held at their store, you really missed out on a fun time. When I arrived, I was a little bit late, but had my camouflage pullover shirt on over my blue jeans as that was the theme of this wedding I was informed of by Debby so, of course, I had to go get this shirt to blend in with the way everyone else was dressed. Yes you are getting the picture now. This was a redneck wedding. After Bobby Taylor, "the cracker guy" walked Debby down the makeshift aisle, the preacher said a few words and asked Debby if she would take Ralph as her lawfully wedded husband. This is where it got interesting. Well, Ronald Lawson was standing behind me and when Debby seemed to hesitate with her answer I turned around and looked at Ronald and he, like me, and quite a few others, were held in suspense for what seemed more than a few seconds, but then Debby came through with the "I do." Whew, everyone sighed with relief. I really thought she was going to chicken out, but her true love for Ralph prevailed. Loved this as I am a true romantic at heart and love happy endings. As Ralph and Debby were leaving the store, "leaves" were thrown at them instead of rice. Personally, I think the leaves (which all of them were still somewhat multi-colored even for late in the month of November) were in very good taste. This was, after all, a redneck wedding at the mountain! "Clyde" Nokes and his Bluegrass band did an excellent job, as usual, with their picking and singing.
It has been one of the most difficult tasks I have had to do in a very long time, but I have succeeded in giving my cousin, Ruth Brown, a nickname that I cleared with her hearty approval. Her nickname is "Boss" as she is probably about the only one that could keep the Trooper and the Diva in line!
Ruth, or "Boss" as I now call her, was telling me of the good news about her sister Peggy's/Diva's new grandson that was born on Thursday, November 14th, and weighed a little over 6 pounds. They have named him Walker Moore. What a beautiful honor to the Walker heritage. Of course my Aunt Lydia Parsley's and my mom, Mrs. Hester Warren's maiden name was Walker. Congratulations all around for this beautiful occasion and the dedication.
Talked with "Moose", Michael Nokes, at Walmart on Friday for a little while. It has been a spell since I've seen him. We all do have our aches and pains, as we get older, but that is the way life is. Glad to hear you are doing okay, Eddena. You are in my prayers.
Walter and Fay Ferrell are doing pretty good. We all go back quite a number of years. They will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, November 23rd. "Aubrey" and "Walter" used to stay up all night talking to each other on the CB Radio. They had a wonderful time. I really don't know which one could talk the most. I do know they had the kind of friendship that lasts a lifetime and beyond. Aubrey was "Big John" on the CB Radio and Walter was "Salty Dog". So many times I would hear Aubrey key up the mic and ask "Dog" you out there?"
Saw Brenda Vanderpool, Wanda Dunham, and Carolyn Tramel from church at Walmart on Friday too.
Sure hope everyone gets their flu shot before the flue season gets in full swing. I got my very first flu shot back in October. January of this year, I was one really sick girl. I was in the bed for a week and up and