News from the Mountain
By CAROL GUNTER
A very windy Monday morning here on the mountain. Our temperature for the day to be around 80 degrees. No rain again until Thursday. I guess we're all okay with that. Should be a good week to get a few things done outside with milder temperatures. Have already got some push mowing done in our back yard today as well as some weeds pulled out of the flower beds. If a person can do a little cleaning up each day in the yard, then you won't have such a large amount of work to get done all at once later on. That will sure make life easier for you as you probably have more important matters to attend to.
One more March birthday to tell you about: Ashley Bequette March 26th.
April birthdays that will be here before you know it: Wilma Melton 2nd, Chloe Evelyn Bogle 6th, our daughter Carolyn Graham 12th, Diane Evans 12th, Bernie Braswell 14th, our son-in-law Dustin Johnson 17th, Kim Hall 18th, Edith Miller 21st, our niece Brooklyn Pedigo 30th, and Debbie Melton 30th.
Have to write a few lines about this sweet Christian lady Betty Gunter, age "79", the wife of the late Eugene Gunter, that went home to be with Jesus on Wednesday, March 9th, 2016. Betty's battle with cancer wasn't that long as it was the aggressive kind. Always loved talking to her as she was a grand lady. She spoke of "Eugene" as many times and how much she missed him. Well, Betty now is quite okay being in the presence of the Lord and her Eugene. I'm glad she's out of the pain she was having to endue here but now she is well from head-to-toe and you know she's got to be one happy girl. Do pray for their girls Kathy and Karen and their families at this sad time. So honored am I to have known Betty all these years. Gonna miss her terribly, especially at the Gunter Reunion that she loved so much coming to. I'll be there in heaven someday I know praising the Lord with her and Eugene and of course "Aubrey". That family circle will be coming together and what a banquet table there's gonna be prepared for all that have accepted Jesus Christ as their personal Savior. It's all gonna be worth it someday!
Please keep these people in prayer: Edith Miller, Ruth Brown, Fay Pitts, Judy Reedy, Charlie Mai Daniel, the family of Michael Underwood, Carlon and Mai Nell Melton, Denise Stanton, Donna Lawson, Chloe Evelyn Bogle, and the family of Luther Lawrence.
Louise Foster giving me a call on Saturday. She's not changed one bit and we had fun talking about how things used to be when we were growing up and just how this sure is a different world we're living in today. Louise and Paul doing okay.
Bernie Braswell seems to be the local historian around here. Saw him up at Short Mountain Market the other day. He can remember so many happenings over the years. Told him he needed to write a book about them. He said he's thought about doing that very thing. I suggested he get on with writing the book because at his age, time is not on his side. Just Kidding - but we are not as young as we used to be! I just know Bernie has got to be quite a lot older than me. May have to give him another pep talk on the matter is he's stalling on the book thing.
Those little green men and that invisible cow not stirring up any mischief with Clyde still being honored as of late. I guess this will last a little longer out of the respect that have for him. Bobby is closely monitoring their goings and stayings 'as the devil's hole' is still their main dwelling place he says. I don't like them being that close to me but don't really know what to do to get rid of them once and for all.
Personally, think sending Bobby in the devil's hole might clear the house of all its inhabitants as they would flea for their lives leaving all their belongings, possibly including any clothing, pots and pans, propaganda fliers, and scooby doo videos behind for people to sell at a somewhat big yard sale the following year in the month of June at a location that could be disclosed later. The whole community would come out for this. Some no doubt would still be in mourning over their departure from our mountain. In time though, they would realize that using Bobby was the only option we had left.
If you have any news for the column, just give me a call at 615-563-4429. Have a great day!
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight. O Lord, my strength, and my Redeemer. Psalm 19:14