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Oh, By Golly, I had a great day yesterday! It was my birthday, which I usually try to ignore due to the fact that I am getting older. Ugh! But, this year I said, what the heck, and truly enjoyed the day. My hubby, JD, certainly made it a special event with taking me shopping, out to dinner, buying me a delicious cake with that great whipped icing, a Happy Birthday Princess balloon and terrifically precious cards! Thanks JD and just a reminder that YOU are the best present any gal could ever have and All year long!! Many thanks to all of my family and friends and customers for all of your kind cards and phone calls. Like I said, it was just a special year for me, so why not celebrate!!

By the time you read this, our June Bug Flea Market Day would have happened. In case we got rained out, it will be this Saturday! So far, I only see scattered showers....but as we all know, Tennessee's weather changes ever hour on the hopefully no showers at all. Our next flea market day is scheduled for August 2. So, start planning for that one...whether you want to set up (at no charge) or shop, shop, shop....mark it on your calendar, Folks!!
My little grandson was visiting this past week and it is so funny how little kids interpret our common sayings. For example, I happened to say, I have a FROG IN MY THROAT. He stared at me the rest of the day, watching for a frog's leg to pop out of my mouth! And, don't ever tell a little one that someone is TWO-FACED....that child actually went up to that person and asked where her other head was! And, they WILL ask that cheapskate neighbor, to see the first penny they ever earned!

Uncle Louie is having a horrible time finding someone on his dating service. Anyone he DOES take a shine to turns out to have either sent a photo of themselves taken THIRTY years ago or of their daughter. So, finally after several disappointing encounters, he changed his internet dating ad to read: Send me a picture with YOU holding today's newspaper! Yep, maybe that will work, Uncle Louie. By the way, what picture are YOU sending? I bet all of you out there receive those sales catalogs in the mail with those crazy do-dads that the manufacturers think you cannot live without. I just have to share a few outrageous ones that I spotted in this mailer.

How about this: Amazing Arms: from flab to fab instantly! Ok Girls, just slide these sheer lightweight sleeves on and slip under clothes to fasten in front. The purpose is to acquire a sleek toned-arms-look. Ok, so what do we put on to have our throat and chin match these toned arms? Another one is the Pocket Back Scratcher that extends to scratch ANY itch. I'm leaving that one alone!

Oh, about a Weed Brush? A Monster-Face condiment dispenser? A Glow-In-The-Dark Dog Toy that both you and your pooch will find fast. For nighttime fun. What? A Staple-Free stapler? And then there is the Cat Confessions Book where the ad reads: Finally, the little devils come clean. So, do the Dogs have one too? Oh, wait a's Old Jokes for Old Folks. The ad reads: Being old is like being a dog. The high points of the day are scratching, peeing and watching for the mailman..... Now, wait just a dog gone minute...after that ad, that catalog got barbecued over charcoal. The way I feel about getting old is: At my age, I've seen it all, I've heard it all, I've done it all. I just can't remember it .... all!! So much for the silly things in life and the daily trials and errors that we all go through in our lifetime. You just have a wonderful week and take care of each other, maintain a sense of humor and I will look for all of you at the Short Mountain Trading Post soon.

Hugs, Savannah

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