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By CAROL GUNTER

Monday afternoon and the showers of rain the weather people said would get here today have finally arrived. The rain gauge I emptied showed four tenths of rainfall. Not much but it will help out. Maybe we'll get some more before the day ends. Somewhat cloudy and cooler now outside so a person can work out there and not burn up in the heat. I did take advantage of the situation a little bit later and pulled weeds and moved flowers in different locations and watered them so hopefully, they wouldn't know they had been moved. You couldn't have asked for a better evening to have done this. Humidity and the temperatures to be down the next few days so I hope everyone that likes being outside like I do get to enjoy the nicer weather. This is summer so anytime we get a break from the hot temps I say have at it. You can get a lot accomplished outside in a couple of days I have found weather permitting.

July 4th will be over by the time you're reading the column again. Just hope you had a good one and had a delightful time with family and friends.

Talked with cousin Ruth / the boss and her and the family are doing good.

Mai Nell Melton doing fair. Carlon is usually in pain quite a bit so be praying for him and also Mai Nell. Always remember there is power in prayer unto each other as God hears those prayers that we pray and He Knows how to take care of us.

Bobby has told me he has gotten everything straightened out with Clyde about the reunion and the "little green men". Get this Bobby says the little green fellas have said if Clyde is going to be there, they're not. Mission accomplished. Have to hand it to Bobby. I did not think he could straighten the mess out. Now Clyde is back on track and in go-go gear rehearsing for the "Gunter Reunion" the will be on Sunday September 4th.

We now have big ole June bugs eating on the black berries around here. I think they sneaked in while I wasn't looking. When I was growing up, loved to tie a piece of thread to a June bug's leg and watch it soar trying to fly away. Most likely some of you did the same. Those were the days of being carefree weren't they? We didn't know how good we had it until we had to accept the responsibilities of being a grownup later on in life and that we when reality set in. Then and only then, did we really appreciate the wonderful mom and dad we had and how they struggled to do the very best they could in raising all of us. Gosh, wish I could have bottled so many great times in my childhood to open up when I wanted to go back, yes, to a better time and, yes, to a better place where love lived so abundantly in my life and in my upbringing. Learned so much from my folks that I do cherish to this day and will carry with me always. Will no doubt in my mind be seeing them later in heaven where there's gonna be quite a reunion of the family that has gone on before that have accepted Jesus. It will all be worth it someday. Whatever you've gone through here will all be erased there and only happiness and bliss and yes perfection at last for all those that have believed and kept the faith in Jesus Christ our soon-coming King. Want to leave you with a passing thought. Remember it's not where you've been in life, it's where you're going now in life serving Jesus since accepting Him as your Lord and personal Savior.

Please keep these people in prayer: Charlie Mai Daniel, Ruth Brown, Denise Stanton, Fay Pitts, Edith Miller, and Donna Lawson.

July birthdays to tell you about: Lynn Hullett 7th, Jake Hullett 11th, Zack Martin 15th, Baylie Hullett 21st, Blake Mendenhall 21st, Betty Sue Hullett 25th, Nathan Evans 27th, and Danny Evans 29th.

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

The Word was made flesh and dwelt among us (and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father) full of grace and truth. John 1:14

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