By CAROL GUNTER
Enjoying another beautiful morning the Lord has given me sitting out on our patio drinking my diet Dr. Pepper and eating a sausage/biscuit and delighting in all the beauty around me especially the mountain as it is getting greener with each rainfall we have been having here lately. Promised myself to get out and spend more time this spring and summer on our patio as the days get warmer. Haven't seen the first little hummer this spring but I know it can't be long until they start arriving. Will have to get out the feeders shortly I imagine.
George Inglis of Arrington, Tennessee, called on Saturday evening. We had a really good conversation as he likes reading about the mountain and some of our "goings-on" such as the little green men and etc. His memory is sharp-as-a-tack on so much that used to go on here on the mountain. We talked about the "rolling peddler" of bygone days that Mr. Purser and daddy had established. That was something that so many families relied on as the store "for all accounts" came to you. There was a lot of sugar being sold on credit at daddy's store back then also. Times were so hard during the depression and people had to make do to get by for their families to survive and the making of moonshine was a huge part of that era. George spoke of my brothers, Ernest and J.L., and two of Aubrey's sisters, Jo and Betty Sue, that he remembered from school, when he was growing up. George and his wife are good friends of Jimmy and Fay Hale that live just down the road from me.
Chloe Evelyn Bogle is back home now. Everyone around here has been praying for just that. Her birthday was on Sunday, April 6th. On Friday night before her big day, Chloe Evelyn, Barry, Dustin, Heather, and Lela had a delicious meal at the Gondola Restaurant in McMinnville to celebrate the occasion. Cody, Tabitha, and Calvin came on Sunday to be with Chloe Evelyn and spend some quality time with her making this birthday for her so very special. Naturally, she received several telephone calls, cards, and gifts from people who wanted to wish her the very best and extend their love to her. That includes me too, Chloe Evelyn.
Always a lot of things going on with Clyde as he has just called out-of-the-blue and says "We need to be in the Yellow Pages", as he now knows how to eradicate (where did he get this big word, couldn't he have just said he knew how to kill them instead?) the little green men, thus people will need our service and need to get us fast. You are finding this very amusing also as I, as he is the one that took off in such a hurry when they got after him earlier and he was running for his life to get away from them. Sometimes it is not wise to revisit what could have been a crime scene. I really think he makes this up as he goes along. This was news to me, but he said we could drown them by flooding the devil's hole as he believes that is their permanent residence. All this will accomplish is that they will be washed out of there and down on me as they will probably have life jackets on and I told Clde they might take out their vengeance on me and do me in. I do sincerely want to live a lot longer but this may not be possible, if he keeps this up. Sounds like Clyde has way-way too much time on his hands and should stay busy practicing on that new song for the "Gunter Reunion" you would think.
People to keep in prayer: Ronald Lawson, Carlon and Mai Nell Melton, Jeff Brown, Edith Miller, Diane Evans, Steve Stanley and family, and Janice Bratcher and family.
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Give your worries to the Lord, and he will take care of you, He will never let good people down.