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Saturday morning and all is calm and peaceable up here on the mountain. Everyone anticipating some of that white stuff falling around here before too long as that is what the weather guys and gals are telling us. It would only be Eskimos I'm thinking that would like this kind of cold weather we are having and the snow that is predicted for Sunday night into Monday morning as it doesn't compare to the brutal winters they have. School kids will really be disappointed on Monday if we have snow as they are out for the day anyway because of President's Day. They'll be hoping it snows quite a lot as with the temperatures being so cold the snow will stay around for a few days and they can get a few extra days out of school. You know kids. I can remember all too well wanting to get out of school just like you a whole lot of moons ago.

Wanted to let you know of some March birthday coming up: Ruth Brown, Crystal Gannon and Martha Parker 4th, Patsy Nixon 8th, Rex Pedigo 10th, Heather Underwood 14th, Sepal Pedigo 20th and Bryan Pitts 21st.
Our Aunt Nornia's daughter Sandra and John her husband stopped by for a visit last Wednesday. They can hardly wait for the "Gunter Reunion" on September 6th later on this year and would love to attend the birthday bash for Clyde and I which will be held on Saturday, December 12th at Short Mountain market as they love bluegrass music so much.

Bernie Braswell still doing quite well as he was back at church again yesterday according to his sister Martha. Everyone's glad for Bernie as he's had a rough road to travel since his open heart surgery.

Prayer list for the week includes: Bernie Brasswell, Edith miller, Jeff Brown, Denise Stanton and Carlon and Mai Nell Melton.

Talked with my good friend Sherry Gannon Monday. She is doing well but doesn't like this bad weather either.
Katie Underwood and Lynn Underwood visitors at our house on Sunday.

A cookout for Hunter Underwood was held at Wilma Sue Barrett's residence on Sunday in celebration of Hunter's 11th birthday on Monday, February 16th. Happy birthday Hunter!

Pastor Armstrong's sermon was a good one on Sunday as he was asking the question "if you should die today, where would you spend eternity?" We're not promised tomorrow you know and having evertything settled with the Lord makes if final that you will be heaven bound if you do pass away. Only He can give you that peace of mind.

Some years ago a funny happening in our garden across the road. It was in the fall of the year with several dead corn stalks still standing. The girls out on the front porch with me and our two rat terriers. A beautiful evening indeed it was to enjoy. Someone in the family going to cut down those stalks and get the clutter out of there. Back in the summer Aubrey had put a big barrel in amongst the corn and had a hose draped cross it as he was watering the corn since it was so dry. Never occurred to me he hadn't got the barrel out of there as he did that long hose and put it back at his Mom and Dad's house. Well, the guy going at a pretty fast pace with the tractor when yes, he hit that barrel and you can only imagine the boom we heard. Sort of scared us and the dogs as well. That was nothing compared to the colorful language that was heard after the tractor was turned off. The front door I opened and kids and I and also those terriers didn't have to be told to get in the house. Shut the front door and that was that. We got back out there later on the porch after the "coast was clear" if you get my drift.

Little green men haven't been spotted by anybody lately so we're good around here and assuming they just might be sleeping in until the six more weeks of winter weather that the groundhog has predicted for us is over,
If you have any news for the column, just give me a call at 615-563-4429. Have a great day!

A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches.
Proverbs 22:1

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