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Our sympathy to two families that affected this community within the past week. One was Charles Arthur Smithson whose wife, Ellen "Chick" King grew up here and graduated from Auburn High School. Paula Leach is a niece and John King a brother-in-law.

Paul Nipper's aunt, Ann Davenport, also passed away.

Glad to hear Susan Turney is home following a short stay in the hospital recently.

Friday the 17th was "Farm Day" fork-4th grades. Several parents and a few grandparents went along to enjoy the day also.

Congratulations are in store for two college graduates who received their diplomas Saturday. Kyle Caito graduated from MTSU with a Bachelor of Science in Music Business degree and the other is Katie Dunn with a Bachelor of Arts in business from Hardin University, Arkansas. She will be moving to Montgomery, Alabama to look for a job in her field. Fiancée, Darby Palmer, has taken a job with Alabama Christian Academy.

It was difficult to get through Woodbury Friday night. The square was filled with beautifully dressed ladies and very handsome young men as they gathered around the courthouse taking pictures and getting ready to take off to Murfreesboro for CCHS Prom night.

The 2012-2013 school year is over. The only thing left is graduation this Friday night. Wow. Congrats to all graduates and God bless you in your future undertakings.

Marvin Davenport's birthday is the 26th. His gift from us was a trip to Petersburg Saturday afternoon to enjoy a visit and lunch with Buford and Deb Patrick at Deb's Café. Also enjoying his birthday treat were wife, Ruth and Robbie Owen. It was a beautiful day to enjoy such a trip.

Betty and Terry Thomas spent a few days last week with their son, Patrick, at Cedar Grove. While there they attended a horse show in Humboldt. They returned Mother's Day and enjoyed a Mexican meal with daughter, Stefanie Gaither, Samantha and Madison and Brad Leach.

Donna and Jim Sherrell grilled out on Mother's Day. Robbie Owen was the guest of honor. Brian James and Candace Meyers helped with the celebrations.

Mother's Day at our house was greatly enjoyed by all moms present when the guys and grandchildren took over the cooking (P-pa grilled hamburgers and hot dogs) and the cleaning.

Prosperity Baptist Church recognized each mother present in their morning service with a red rose and prayer.

Richard and Barbara Harris of Macon, GA arrived here Wednesday afternoon to spent a few days with us. Later we traveled to Nashville airport to pick up Wanda Yule who is also spending several days with us.

Thursday was a day of good times for Auburn High 1958 graduates. First, it was a meal at Maple Street Grill in Murfreesboro and then on to Andy and Karen Adams' beautiful estate off Veteran's Pkwy to enjoy desserts. Attending were Wanda Harris Yule, Grandview, Mo, Jewell Patterson Dale, Tunnell Hill, GA, Richard and Barbara Harris, Macon, GA, Pat Murphy and Mary Jones Kelly, Crossville, Jerry Gaither, and Buddy and Stacy Nixon Vance, Murfreesboro, Ronnie Gaither, Greenbrier, Rosemary Witty Geddes, Donelson, Martha King Taylor, Ellen "Chick" King Smithson and Lytle and Helen Tenpenny, Woodbury and me.

Sorry to report that I have lost the collection of Juicy stories; however, I believe I had reported all but two and here is one of them: Back in the days when gas was about 25 cents a gallon and money was scarce, many times people would buy a dollar's worth at a time, sometimes two dollars or more. Juicy's normal question when someone pulled up to the pump was "How many ones?"

Tiffany Paige Tenpenny and Chelsea Elizabeth Givens both hit the 16 mark on the 23rd. Cory Turney had a birthday the 24th. Joelene Bobo and Barbara Cantrell get to add another year on the 25th. Marvin Davenport has one more year left in the 70's as of the 26th the same day Thomas Holder and James Hastings celebrate. Kathryn Turney gets to celebrate the 27th and finishing up the week on the 28th are Susan Turney and Bobby Bobo. Happy birthday you all.

Happy anniversary to Shane and Tammy Swift on the 25th and to Lindsay and Donna Gunter and Don and Angela Moore on the 26th.

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