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So many soldiers have sacrificed their lives serving our country to keep it free. By the time you read this column, Memorial Day will have come and gone. Hope you took the time to say "Thank You" on that day to the veterans and show them the honor and the respect they deserve. I also hope your Memorial Day was a good one with family and friends gathered around to enjoy whatever meal you had for the special occasion if it be hot dogs and or burgers with all the fixins or a home-cooked meal. Just be glad you got to spend some quality time together to make those memorable memories to cherish always.
Some people we need to keep in prayer: the family of Lillian Taylor, Ruth Brown, Edith Miller, Carlon and Mai Nell Melton, Charlie Mai Daniel, and Denise Stanton.
Traveling to Woodbury on Thursday of last week and have never seen so many pickups with horse trailers attached headed I guess back toward the mountain or some other destination. Big semis running together they call a convoy. It seemed like a convoy with so many pickups and horse trailers. That was nothing like the convoy of cars I got behind going to church on Sunday. All were driving the speed limit. I know -- hard for me to believe that, too, -- only on a Sunday could that happen no less. Stayed back a little distance from that line of vehicles as I remembered that Aubrey had told me when the cars get all bunched up, there's probably going to be a wreck. "Patience is a virtue" so you just have to deal with the hand you are dealt. I said to myself don't they know I'm running late as usual to get to church? Of course, they didn't you know but when you have time on your hands while in a convoy on Sunday morning a lot of ridiculous questions do pop up on your mind. Solution to the problem on Sunday for me is to get out the door earlier to get on the road and be at church on time.
A male gorilla in the Cincinnati zoo making the news big time as a 3 year old little boy somehow managed to get into the gorilla's domain with the gorilla dragging the little boy back and forth and was acting very aggressive. Zoo officials had to act fast to save that little boy. A spokesman said if they tranquilized the gorilla, it would take too long to take affect and they feared a tragedy would occur. These officials are to be commended for making the right call. Cannot believe some activists taking to the internet to criticize the actions of killing that gorilla. Never does an animal's life take precedence over a human life that is in imminent peril. Just a little common sense would dictate that to anyone.
A few little hummers have settled in at our house here lately. This is the last of May and I can't remember them ever being this late getting here. I'm just happy they're back.
Looks like the 'invisible cow' will be out of a job before he got to audition for the Gassaway Homecoming parade as Clyde will be riding in a convertible car at last report. It would have to be a lot safer ride for him. "Little Green Men" want to ride in the car with him. They could I guess get the green light on this because none of us believe the little green fellas exist in the first place. Clyde would have to sign off on this but I think he had better rethink this whole situation. People would be lined up for autographs no only Clyde's but those little green guys, too. The little green fellas have been wanting to upstage Clyde for quite a while now and this could turn out nicely for them, because they can be so cute and adorable when they want to be. I've been told. If they don't know how to write, Clyde will be a shoe-in that day and be a star-studded celebrity if but for only one day with the little green guys looking on in total dismay. We'll be keeping our fingers crossed for Clyde.
Forgot to tell you about Ruth Brown's sister Peggy/ the diva from New Hampshire spending several days with Ruth. They had a marvelous time while Peggy was here.

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

For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and His ears are open unto their prayers. 1 Peter 3:12

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