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My goodness, we certainly have a lot of birthdays this month!! Not only in our immediate family, but friends and neighbors as well. My long time buddy in Florida always celebrates her special day at the Iguana Mia Restaurant. She always says: Take every birthday with a grain of salt. This works much better if the salt accompanies a Margarita! She is a real pistol!

Uncle Festus got a new phone for his birthday. His only complaint is that he can't use the cell phone in the car because he has to keep his hands free for making gestures. Good grief, Festus, behave yourself!
Cousin Bubba finally got a new car....a fancy sports car with all the bells and whistles. He really enjoys it, except the bucket seats where he has noticed not everybody has the same size bucket! Can't help you on that one, Bubba.

Thanks to everyone who visited us this past week end at the Trading Post. Still quite a few folks from out of town and lots of repeat visitors. So great to see all of you !! An additional big thank you to all of you who compliment me on my column. That is so special to me that you enjoy my writing.

Our next big event coming to the Short Mountain Trading Post is our Spooktacular Fest and Fall Flea Market. It is scheduled for October 11 on Saturday from 10 to 5. All our vendors will be dressed in costumes and offering free candies and snacks to our young trick or treaters. kinda like a trunk or treat event, but even more fun!! Make sure you come dressed in costume and win the prize in different categories (to be announced). Enter the pie eating contest. Take a ride on the mule wagon to and from the Distillery. Buy super bargains at the flea market and inside the barn. Munch on delicious treats from the grill and homemade baked goods. FREE vendor spaces are available. Call me, Savannah, at 615-464-7824 to reserve your free spot. Further information regarding the location of the Short Mountain Trading Post and event information may also be answered at that number.

Later on there will be a Holiday Extravaganza featuring a Christmas theme and special treats for all ages!!

To sum up my column today, I just wanted to mention the death of the comedian Robin Williams. He was recently here in the Nashville area filming a movie. He loved the friendly people here and our music. Suddenly, he is gone. There is such a puzzlement in the air of just why such a successful actor and sensitive person would want to end his life.

The only explanation was just mentioned on the news as Manic-Overdrive. We shall miss you, Robin and many thanks from all of us for your talent, humor, humanity and most of all your happy smile.

Take care of each other, folks. Take time to listen, observe and help your family and neighbors. Some of us need more consideration than others....We will chat next week.

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