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HEY...HEY...HEY...What a great day it was at the Short Mountain Trading Post this past Saturday!! Remember? I told all of you that I would let you know how it turned out! Mah-velous, Darlings!

We had a fantastic group of vendors, delicious food, terrific live music and lots of visitors. There were many activities going on throughout the area, but I would say we got a good share of them! Above all, we had the rain to worry about. We escaped, but it was nip and tuck for awhile. Some really dark clouds headed our way....the vendors would look at me, and I kept saying: pray....just pray. Must have worked, because those nasty clouds circled right around us and we were spared. Under my breath, I thanked the Dear Lord many times.

All our visitors truly enjoyed the craft stalls and the huge Loft full of gifts and antiques. Sales were good and folks went home with many treasures.

One fella, Carl, from out of town called me probably 8 times on the phone trying to inch his way to the Trading Post. Finally, my directions got him to the barn. He made sure and introduced himself to me and then ended up buying a surfboard from us that said: Lifeguard. He said that he had at one time been a lifeguard on the beaches of California and that the surf board was a wonderful memento of those days. That was fun!

Lots of primitive farm antiques sold, an old door, wagon wheel, fishing equipment, tools, glassware, handcrafted cradle and furniture, an elephant table, jewelry, baked name it....busy day of shopping and smiling faces! JD was the grill master again and did so well with our lunch special, that he ran out of hotdogs! I'd be lost without that man. He works so hard at the barn, cares for the lawn, does repairs and helps everyone he can to make their booths perfect. He will definitely have a Happy Father's Day!! We wish all of you gentlemen out there the same, even tho, this article will come out after your special day...we are definitely thinking about you and thank you for all you do for your families and friends!!

Hey, for those who missed this Flea Market Day, we are sponsoring another one on August 2nd. People are already signing up for a free space. Just call me, Savannah at #615-464-7824 and I'll fix ya' up! Well, a brief bit on the relatives: Uncle Fester changed his car horn to gunshot sounds. He says that people move out of the way much faster now. Boy, did he ever get it when he pulled up at the Trading Post blowin' that thing! Crazy Loon! Well, he's the one married to Aunt Ester who is also one of a kind.

Fester says that ever since he's been married to her, he can tell a lot about a woman's mood just by her hands. If they are holding a gun, she's probably angry.....Oh, for Pete's Sake!! Cousin Henry runs a roadside motel down the road and is fed up with folks talking about that Psycho movie where that woman gets killed in the bathroom of a motel that looks just like his. It spooks potential customers and his business took a nosedive. Finally, he said he posted a sign in his office that said: To all the paranoid people who check behind shower curtains for murderers, if you find one: what's your plan? Well, evidently, it got folks thinkin' Hey, yeah, let's try it. So, now all potential ghostbusters and clairvoyants are checking in. Way to go you're usin' your noggin!

I meant to tell you about a really sweet moment that occurred at the Flea Market Day. A friend of the Post had fostered a few little puppies, and still had one left. He called him Foster. The purpose of Foster's visit was to find him a loving home. Not even halfway through the day, a very sweet lady and her sons wanted Foster. I could tell he was going to a wonderful caring home. I even think I saw a glimmer of a smile on that puppy all cuddled up in his new owner's loving arms. Hello Foster, wherever you are. We wish you well and much happiness with your new family!

Many thanks go out to Mike West, editor of the Cannon Courier and to Carolyn Motley, Director of the Cannon County Chamber for coming to the Flea Market and taking some terrific pictures. It was great to have you with us! A big shout out to my buddy, James for selling the raffle tickets and to his Mom, Deena Jones for her picture taking as well for the Post's facebook page. The special appearance of Billy Kaufman, owner of the Short Mountain Distillery, was another highlight on our guest list!

Great to see all of you! Well, I am still exhausted from this past week-end's preparations and excitement, so I will sign off for now and chat some more next week. In the meantime, c'mon out to The Short Mountain Trading Post on Thursday thru Saturday 10 to 5 every week and see us! Take care of each other, keep smiling and when nothing seems to go right, GO LEFT!!!

Hugs, Savannah

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