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The month of August now in full swing with these school doors open once again for the arrival of all those kids. Seems like it was a short vacation but don't you guess the kids are glad to be having to get up early once again to get ready to be at school on time and have all the homework assignments to do?

Well, that is probably good education on their part -- but to get good jobs after graduation the book knowledge and training they get I've been out of school so long (about half a century) and that means folks this girl is getting on up there in seniority in life and no 'spring chicken' am I anymore -- that ended a long time ago. You do get advantages with age though like the 'senior discount' when your pocket always a good thing. People will open doors for you and they will raise their voices (nearly deafening) you because they know you can't hear a thing most likely even with that hearing aid. Those in my age group know it sure can be a gratifying experience getting older can't it?

Let up on the 'little green men' last go around but Bobby Taylor has informed me they are at Bonnaroo (I thought that was over) and that "invisible saw" went with them. That explains what happened to the cow that someone was asking me about the other day. Ask him why they're there and he didn't know? - thought I would know. I don't have a clue either so I'll check with Clyde and see what is going on with those aliens and that cow. That would be for enough away from me if this is true and I would certainly be like gypsies and keep moving on (as out of sigh - out of mind) never to be back here on the mountain. That's probably not going to be the case is it as that doesn't happen in real life - only in the movies? I'm thinking, too, my seven years of bad luck not over yet because of that broken mirror and how it will play out in all of this I don't know.

We all need to keep some people in prayer: Chloe Evelyn Bogle, Alene Ferrell, Kathy Martin, Denise Stanton, Edith Miller, Joann Braswell, and Carlon and Mai Nell Melton.

Saw Bobby Taylor, Burley Bogle and Ronald Lawson up at the store the other day. That's quite a trio and a lineup isn't it? I guess that's all I need to relate to you about them except they were all doing okay and cutting up as usual.

Diane Evans calling me on a Monday evening and we caught up on what's going on with each of us as it had been a spell since we last talked.
There is this one turkey around here and I'm not talking about me at the moment as this one is up in the field and someone has told me it is a female that has her next in these tall weeks most likely. Hope to see some deer before too long. Just have to be patient and bide my time on that.

Talking with a friend of mine about how ugly possums and buzzards and those dogs that are all wrinkles in the face and slobber all over creation are. Couldn't say too much about them as I'm an awfully ugly sight myself when I look in the bathroom mirror of a morning knowing that I can only do so much to improve my looks with what little I have to work with. "Aubrey" always told me to keep that putty knife hands when applying the makeup. A person has told me they plan on getting me a very large putty knife for my birthday so I can get the job done faster as t can cover the face with one or two passes. They are talking about a 'gag gift' right?

No skunks or moles to tell you about. They seem to have retreated for some reason for the time being. The reprieve is quite welcome. I saw on TV this morning where a police officer was trying to get a yogurt cut off of this animals' face and finally succeeded in doing that only the discover it was a skunk so the officer took off running away from it so he wouldn't get sprayed. Luckily for him, it was a juvenile skunk and hadn't developed its spraying capacity yet.

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

Be ye stedfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain.
1 Corinthians 15:58


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