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By SAVANNAH CUNNICK

Well, remember last week when I mentioned that we were all praying that it wouldn't rain for our Spooktacular event on October 11th....hurrah! We were basically spared with only a drizzle day and no downpour to ruin everything. How lucky is that! Someone up there heard our prayers and did the best He could to keep us dry! We had a terrific turn out and such a fun time! It was so rewarding to see all our folks return from months before when
we had told them about our event. And, so many new folks from all over. We moved most of the vendors inside to stay dry, so all went well. Lots of purchases from Halloween decorations to food to furniture and knit hats! All the vendors were in costumes and blended in with the decorated barn in the Halloween-Fall theme. Praise be: It was a grand day! Uncle Festus' wife bought a pair of leather pants. He didn't like them and was rather rude with his comment: Off one cow and onto another! It made Aunt Clara want to wear them all the more. Men! You go,
girl! Other than that, all the relatives behaved and helped hand out candy and toys to the little trick or treaters that
arrived with their little plastic pumpkins and treat bags. I will have the everlasting memory of this darling little girl who was so tickled that she had gotten so many treats and got to meet the Fairy Godmother (me) that she threw me a kiss as she headed back down the stairs of the Loft. What a doll!


We also had a little 10 month old boy who fell in love with the little orange pumpkins lining our Loft stairway.
Momma said, no to him touching them and good ole Savannah lilterally took it off the stairway and handed it to him. The look in his eyes: Hey, Mom said no and I got it anyway! No matter what age we are you still have the little kid in you especially during the holidays!


Once again, Happy 82nd Birthday to Charles Vanderpool who makes all of our terrific jams and jellies and baked goods! He is amazing! One of my patrons, Lillian Bynum participated in the flea market with us. She has been in almost all of my events. When I told her that I was going to put her inside this time because of the rain, she said, Well, Savannah, I've been frozen, sunburned but, not wet yet so put me anywhere! Now that is a real trooper! It
means so much to me to have a special person like that on my team! We've also added some new vendors to
our family so make it a point and come visit them here at the Trading Post. Many thanks to our caterer, Christie-Q, who served her special bbq and wings! Yum! Love that pink pig truck!


Billy Kaufman from the Short Mountain Distillery visited us and brought his baby squirrel with him hidden in a little sock bag. He told me to put my hand in it and not knowing it was a baby squirrel, I said, There could be a snake in there for all I know. I'm not falling for that! When he assured me that it was harmless, Lo and behold I put my hand inside to pet it. Well, that didn't last long as I got a really good nip and yanked my hand out. Darn it, Billy, you got me again! The whole day went that way with humor, surprises and lots of laughter!


Thanks to all of you attended and participated. It means a lot! If you happened to miss this event, out next on is
Christmas Holiday Extravaganza on November 8 from 10 to 5. The Short Mountain Trading Post will be Santa's
workshop offering a terrific celebration of crafts, baked goods, jellies and jams, holiday decorations for sale, a visit with Santa and gifts and candy for all! Free admission and bring your camera for those special Christmas pictures!
If you wish to participate in our flea market at no charge, just call me, Savannah, and make your reservation for a
spot at 615-464-7824. Mark this event on your calendar, so you don't miss it!
I'm going to run for now but will chat
with you next week. All of you take best of
care and keep smiling. Each day brings a
new adventure. Look at it as a challenge,
not a burden.
Hugs, Savannah

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