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Well, we got plenty of rain Tuesday night at our house. There was over an 1 1/2 inch of rain when I emptied the rain gauge. Friday night into Saturday we got another inch. The ground is really soaking up this rain as it falls. Hadn't realized it but we were really needing some rainfall. Weather forecasters predicting some more pretty good chances of rain this up coming week also. This next week not be as hot as it has been only in the 80s.
Katie Underwood and brother Hunter visiting at our house on Saturday evening.

Lou Davis Higgins doing well on Tuesday of this week when talking with her. She has a big birthday coming up on Aug. 26, as she will be 96 years old. Remarkable lady for sure. Do give her a call on that day and wish her a happy birthday if you can.

Please uplift these people in prayer: Kathy Martin, Denise Stanton, Edith Miller, Joann Braswell and the Trena Curtis family.
Pretty sure those skunks have taken refuge somewhere else as it's been two weeks now and positively no sign of them still being at Aubrey's shop. I'm still keeping a watchful eye out for them just in case I'm wrong. A passing thought ... maybe the "little green men" took care of them. Those little aliens want all the attention and certainly don't want to share their limelight with some skunks.

Receiving some flowers from friend Diane on Monday evening. Will get them set out tomorrow as the rain is stopping me today with on and off showers. Diane is always coming to my rescue as I needed some more monkey grass. I am wondering where did they get this name? Really I have no idea. Will have to check this out as inquiring minds like me want to know its origin.

Carlon and Mai Nell Melton at church on Sunday. Carlon was a "sight for sore eyes" for a lot of us. We were all glad he was able to be there.
Brother Armstrong preached one more great sermon about the times we are living in. God knows "all" that is going on and He will have the final say as to how the outcome will be as for all of those that do not acknowledge Him and fear Him. God's patience with America, I believe, has just about played out. This country that once was so great and mighty with God at the reigns is no longer looked up to in any shape, form or fashion by any nation in the world, because we have become so ungodly. Pretty grim outlook for the kids and grandkids that depend on us adults to set examples of righteousness and holiness in reverence to God in everything that we say and do each day and have our backs turned against the evil that would ensnare us if we let it. Those kids and grandkids look up to us and we should be looking up to God. Going along with what others may be doing wrong in their living for this last world is quite a sad situation especially, when they know better. Believe it or not, kids are watching and listening to your and me and we are shaping their values, character and just how well they are going to turn out in life. Until America's people truly care about their families, and what's to become of them, will be able to turn this around and become a God-fearing nation once again. If you love your family, you should care enough to do what is right by them by doing only what God would want you to do, After all, the only winner there will ever be is God because He owns it all.

Wondering if J's Restaurant in the Three Star Mall in McMinnville will keep going on after the passing of its popular owner Jean-Claude Petit at age 67? Good news is that his son, Junior Petit, will be carrying on the family business as usual.
Also, Nestor Stewart, age 87, owner of Stewart's Pharmacy in McMinnville passed away on Tuesday, June 23. The pharmacy opened on the following Saturday to serve a whole lot of customers as I'm sure Nestor would have wanted. Really good when a family business continues and honors that one individual that made it a success while they were here.
Rick Hubler, the truck driver I've spoken about in the column finally had the opportunity to scare me really good Thursday evening as I was mowing around Aubrey's shop. Concentrating on my mowing, minding my own business and not bothering anyone, he came up behind me, set down on the horn and startled me so bad I couldn't even scream as I always do, if someone scares me. I put my hands on the steering wheel and just stopped - tears coming to my eyes and Rick wanted to know was I okay? I said I think so as I was trying to get our a Kleenex out of my pocket to catch those tears and then I started laughing as he did. He knew who Aubrey enjoyed doing this to me so he wanted to carry on the tradition. I told him if Aubrey knows what just happened, he's totally elated and laughing his head off too.
If you have any news for the column, just give me a call at 615-563-4429. Have a great day!


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