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Snow flurries falling on this Tuesday morning. It is such a beautiful sight as winter is still trying to hold on a little bit longer. Got to be bundled up today if a person is to get out and about with highs in the 40’s with the wind being blustery and making it feel like the temperature is in the thirties. We all know that this coldness happens each spring and we just have to make the best of it.

Saturday the temperature was around 70 degrees. A lot of people were out on their motorcycles and others doing some horseback riding. Quite a nice day to get out and enjoy the warm sunshine. I got to work outside several hours until the darkness stopped me. Was very happy with all that I got done.

Enjoyed talking with Betty Gunter and also Wayne Gunter on Sunday. Everyone is up to snuff and doing fine. We all need to count our blessings when the family is doing okay and give thanks to the Lord for HIM taking good care of us.

A good friend of mine, Donna Lawson (Tony’s wife) called me yesterday. We certainly caught up with a lot of things since we hadn’t talked with each other in quite a while. Always love to listen to what she has to say. Please keep donna in payer for the Lord to strengthen her body so she can do all of her everyday tasks without pain or any discomfort.

Years ago across the road in front of our house was a huge brush pile that kept getting bigger it seemed and I sure wanted it cleaned up. One day our granddaughter Ashlee and I wee walking across the road and snake went across the road also and into that brush pile. It alarmed our granddaughter as she was pretty young at that time. Aubrey and some guys were down at Aubrey’s shop and I told him what had happened. Aubrey took his loader and did away with the brush pile and killed that snake. Surprised that was the only snake in there.

To make this story more interesting Ashlee and I decided to put a little flower garden there complete with a 2-tier white bird bath and two doves on top where the brush pile had been which we did and named it Ashlee’s Garden. The story doesn’t end there as for sometime after Aubrey’s dad, John, had passed away, I had moved John’s thornless blackberries around here and there as Aubrey kept mowing them down as he didn’t like to have to mow around so many things. Marvelous idea came to my mind that to save John’s thornless blackberries, I should take them up and put them in the back of Ashlee’s garden knowing that Aubrey would not dare do anything to mess up Ashlee’s garden. It worked and we have plenty of John’s blackberries each summer and it has been this way going on 17 years. I always say where there’s a will, there’s a way. Keeping a family tradition going is such a fabulous thing to do.

That is part of your heritage so try and preserve it and with the Lord’s help, you will succeed.
Cousin Ruth, the Boss, doing good today and also my cousin Jack Parsley. They are going to Kentucky tomorrow to see Shirley, the trooper, their sister and make her day.

You’ve probably heard it always snows on the buttercups when they are blooming. Well, this afternoon around 2:00 p.m., it looked like a whiteout as I was going to the store and it was very hard to see. Just lasted from five to ten minutes. The sun popped out after that and the snow was soon gone.

Lou Davis Higgins doing fine at this writing. Got to talk with her for a while this evening. She is quite a wonderful lady.

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

Those who work to bring peace are happy because God will call them his children.
Matthew 5:9

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