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By CAROL GUNTER

February here and hopefully it won't be too bad a month. Getting closer to spring for sure now and I'm looking for the warmer days looming on the horizon and enjoying being out on our patio again.

Friend, Donna Lawson, called on Friday. Delightful chit-chat with her and I thoroughly enjoyed that. Keep Donna is prayer.

Rain coming in tomorrow and there might be an inch of it in some places. I feel like we have had enough rain already, but will just have to take whatever comes our way.

Turkeys of the feathered kind I haven't seen this week nor still no deer spotted up in the fields toward the mountain behind our house.

Peggy/ our diva from New Hampshire called on Thursday and happy to report she's doing really fine. She's the cousin with the flair for dressing up with such style and class. She said they had three feet of snow there and asked did I want some of it. I told her without any hesitation I would just pass on it for now. Ruth/the boss on the sick list so do keep her in prayer. The trooper/ Shirley needing your prayers too.

Other people to uplift in prayer: Jeff Brown, Edith Miller, Bernie Braswell, Carlon and Mai Nell Melton, and Denise Stanton.

February birthdays to let you know about: John Michael Pitts and Kelli Rowland 5th, our grandson, Chandler Johnson, and Alene Ferrell 7th, A.J. Neal 10th, our daughter, Kristie Johnson, 11th, Walter Ferrell 12th, Jared Fults 15th, Hunter Underwood 16th, and Betty Barnes 22nd.

Wish I had written down all the wild and funny stories Aubrey told me over the years. They were priceless and were told in a way that only Aubrey could tell them. Will have to adlib some of this story so hold on! I can remember probably happening in the 60's parts of a story about tomatoes and maybe apples being thrown at this man at his residence, when he came out on the front porch to confront some teenage boys who didn't like him and evidently didn't have anything constructive to do with their time other than to aggravate this man. The boys having a field day laughing, hollering, and throwing the tomatoes. Believe they were in the corn field when the tomatoes finally hit their target. The guy must have called the law when he went back into his house to get his shotgun, as in no time the law got there. The boys were scrambling to run for the hills when they saw the law coming with some getting into a barb wire fence. That might have been payback for them harassing the man. In the round a headlight shot out of the officer's car. Don't know who shot it out. It would be anyone's guess as to who done it. As you can see, mischievous happening were going on way back then too. That most likely called a halt for those boys to try that again as someone could have gotten hurt or killed. You know if the (so-called) little green men had showed up on the scene in that corn field that night with all of this going on, some of that bunch could have had a heart attack from the fright of seeing them. I only know of those little aliens being in a tobacco patch, but I don't imagine a corn field would be any different to them (if they really exist). Do you? They most likely have the run of any field they want and don't have to worry about me as this girl doesn't plan on disturbing them for any reason.

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

Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.
Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time.
1 Peter 5: 5-6

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