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We have a beautiful Wednesday up here on the mountain. No rain the next few days but there will be some on Saturday and Sunday according to the weather people. The percentage of rain happening between thirty and forty percent. After last Wednesday's avalanche of rain we got around here, I thought I was never going to stop.

Everywhere around me was water running in every direction and really surrounding me, it was like a moat around our house. The only good thing was I didn't see any alligators protecting me. I could do without any more reptiles or critters of any description to bother me. We can though use more rain as the ground has dried out a lot. If we do get rain, hope it can be a slow, steady rain that could do a whole lot of good with the ground soaking it all up.

By the time you get to read the column again, we will have had the Gunter Reunion. Always good if family and friends can get together for a little while and catch up on a lot of goings on with them and their families.

Lou Davis Higgins, my cousin, celebrated her 95th birthday on Tuesday, August 26th. She was taken out to Red Lobster as she told me she loved seafood. It took forever for me to get through to the radio station to wish her a happy birthday. Lots of people calling in to do the same for her on her big day. She's always been an inspiration to me in how one should live a Christian life.

We have some people who need our prayers: the Mattie Gunter family, Jewel Lawson's family, Denise Stanton, Donna Lawson, Edith Miller, Chloe Evelyn Bogle, and Bobby Taylor.

Had to snatch some tomatoes, cucumbers, and even a pod of green pepper off my neighbor and good friend Diane Evans' patio table today. This is quite okay as I left a message on her phone to let her know I was the culprit who did it. She might have thought the little green men had been there and had made off with a haul of her veggies. After all, she does know about the little green guys as she reads the column and knows how much fun we have carrying on about them.

I guess I have a pet spider on my hands as it is one of those that you see around this time of the year. It, I am sure, has a name but I just call it a garden spider. It is black and yellow. Just a couple of weeks ago, it was pretty small, but now it is really huge and quite a good-looking spider, if you can call them that. One time on TV on this home improvement show, the property owner had a big spider like mine on one of his bushes and he had named him Godzilla. I think I will just name mine George. Giving him a name like Godzilla might just get him to thinking he's bigger than what he is and he might become an attack spider. I can't have that as I have enough other things on my mind to think about as in the little green guys. One more distraction might just send me over the edge.

Cannot hardly believe what a person has called and just told me. He wondered what Clyde would do at the reunion, if he came dressed and painted up like one of the little green men. I was quick in my response and told him Clyde would have to surely be revived and hopefully he wouldn't have to be on a stretcher leaving Aubrey's shop in the aftermath of this kind of shock to him. Told the guy we want the reunion to be one to be remembered - but just not in that way. Like Barney on the Andy Griffith Show, I had to "nip that notion in the bud."
If you have any news for the column, just give me a call at (615) 563-4429. Have a great day!

And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28


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