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Everyone I'm sure is looking forward to some warmer weather like me. The guy on the TV commercial from the Duck Dynasty show really hasn't experienced brutal weather like we have has he? I do love that commercial though. I bet you do, too.

Was talking with my neighbor, Lynn, this morning and we got to discussing the Japanese beetles, the so-called little green people, and the armadillo that we have in our area. I have never seen one of the green men nor an armadillo. Would not look forward to meeting either one of them in my lifetime. Some things you can just do without and survive most of the time that way. Checked the dictionary about the armadillo and found out they have an armor like covering of jointed plates. This sounds like we might be in for some kind of enemy warfare to zap these inhabitants from our midst. I don't think I would have the kind of heavy artillery to destroy them. Would have to call in my neighbor for help I suspect. My neighbor is the one that said the armadillo was bad to tear up the ground a lot and destroy flower beds. I love my flower beds and everyone around here knows so it will be open season on them, if I spot one of them. A few years back, someone came into our yard in a vehicle after leaving the road, went through two of our trees (when we still had trees), and then proceeded to go between our sidewalk and my flower bed out in front of our house and by a tree and back out in the road. Aubrey said whoever it was obviously knew better than to go through my flower bed. I guess you have figured out how much I love my flowers - so the armadillo will be literally taking his life into his own hands, if he trespasses on me.

Chloe Evelyn Bogle doing somewhat better, when I was talking to her yesterday. She is still in need of your prayers. Also keep Edith Miller, Diane Evans, Carlon and Mai Nell Melton, Steve Stanley and family, Jeff Brown, and Janice Bratcher and family in prayer.

Was out at Glenda's store (Dekalb Market) yesterday as sister, Fay, and I had a delicious catfish dinner complete with hush puppies, slaw, potato salad, or white beans - a lot of food options to choose from while we were there and banana pudding that you should write home about. It was that good. We decided we've definitely got to do this more often.

While at Glenda's, Bobby Taylor stopped in for lunch. Sure is a small world anymore as you can see familiar faces anywhere you go nowadays. Deb and Spider, our girls, doing fine.

Ruth/Boss called last night to check and see how I was doing and the rest of the family. It always pays to make sure your family members are okay. Good conversations with Ruth and, of course, some laughter as well.

Talked with Betty Gunter Sunday evening and glad that her and her family are doing fine. Naturally had to ask about her kitty cats and found out that they are doing good, too.

Buttercups are blooming it seems everywhere around here and spring is just around the corner. Everyone's looking forward I know, just like me, to getting outside work done as in getting the lawn mowers ready for the first mowing of the season. Marked down on my calendar last year that I first mowed the yards on April 3rd and saw 1st hummingbird on April 16th.
If you have any news for the column, just give me a call at (615) 563-4429. Hope you have a great day!

If you suffer for doing good, and you are patient, then God is pleased. This is what you were called to do, because Christ suffered for you and gave you an example to follow. So you should do as he did.

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