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Hi this Monday morning and hope all of you are doing okay. Doing pretty good as I am into some house cleaning. If this rain keeps up, I might just get more housework done than I really wanted, since I can't do any work outside. If you have read in the column about how I dislike housework, then you know I'm really praying the rain lets up and simply goes away - the sooner the better with me.

Our community extends its deepest sympathy to the family of Jewel Lawson age 70, who passed away August 10th at his residence. Funeral services were held August 13th in the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home with Brother Charles Stanton officiating. He was laid to rest in the Banks Cemetery.

Left out a very important birthday for August in the last column: Carlon Melton 18th. Do uplift Carlon in prayer as he hasn't been feeling too good for a while now. Also, Mai Nell his wife needs prayer as well as she is taking care of him. It is always hard on the person who is taking care of someone as they usually do not get enough rest for themselves. Some others needing prayer: Donna Lawson, Edith Miller, Chloe Evelyn Bogle, Denise Stanton, and Bobby Taylor.

Weather people already talking about the winter season this year. Really I don't want to think about it as last winter almost froze me out like several of my flowers. On Channel 2 the guy said could be somewhat colder this winter and maybe more moisture possible as in snowfall. No one doesn't want to hear that do they? Only the school kids relish such a weather prediction like that. Maybe a snow on Christmas Eve would be okay, though, as the kid in me would love that. Would seem like it used to be in Christmas past wouldn't it? We had some huge snowfalls way back then when I was growing up, and oh my the precious memories not to ever be forgotten by me but only to be treasured. I think most everyone can relate to what I am talking about.

Gunter Reunion just around the corner - Sunday, August 31st - and the countdown is on to get everything ready at Aubrey's shop for a beautiful day of family and friends being together and just simply having fun and most of all enjoying each other's company. Of course, no one eats too much - sort of like at Thanksgiving and Christmas - and you know how much is not eaten at those special occasions.

Naturally, Clyde and his talented crew will be supplying the bluegrass music for our event. I told him to take good care of himself as in not having anything to do with the little green people, that invisible cow, or who knows what else maybe an armadillo. We all want him in top form and not in a body cast from falling in trying to get away from any or all of the above creatures. For the person who has asked me about the invisible cow every now and then, I personally have not seen it but Clyde seems to think he has but really he's not sure as it could just be a figment of his imagination. Only with Clyde and for all those that know him, could that statement hold merit. I'll just leave any more discussion about it alone.

Got to see and talk to Betty Keaton, or Mama Mouse as Aubrey nicknamed her, and the other half Jeff is Mouse. I do address their Christmas cards Mouse and Mama Mouse. One more tradition we just have to keep going as we know our big guy would definitely want us to do. Betty brought me some honey and I finally got her covered bowl back to her from last year's reunion. Since we live so far from each other, I guess that is the reason I hadn't returned it. So glad to see her and sure hope her and Mouse get to come to the reunion. Love you guys.

Sister Fay and I had one more terrific time at Glenda's (DeKalb Market) last Friday. The catfish divine just like the great conversation we had. Deb, Spider, and Skeeter enjoying us all cutting up. Hunter, Deb's son, I guess thought us kids having way too much fun but enjoying life is what living is all about. Take the time to spend some wonderful moments with your loved ones whenever you can.

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

He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.
Psalm 147:3


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