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Hope you got to attend the Lord's House today. Pastor Armstrong delivering a good message today about how we need to have fellowship with each other and also strive to do more for the Lord.

Sunday afternoon and is it ever foggy up here on the mountain. A very cool rain falling every now and then just makes you want to stay in and try to keep warm. Also, with all this fog probably a good thing for me at least to stay inside as the "little green men" might be hiding in that fog and might just get me if they had the opportunity.

Beginning to see more real turkeys around here lately up in the field at the edge of the mountain. This is more like it. Will be watching as maybe the deer will also emerge out in the field too.

Hard to believe a brand New Year - 2015 - is right here at our doorstep. Seemed like this past year just flew by. May this new year be a good one for all of you and the plans that you have made work out to perfection.
We do need to keep some people in prayer: Edith Miller, Jeff Brown, Carlon and Mai Nell Melton, Denise Stanton, Bernie Braswell, the Glen Nokes family, the Linda Fay-Barrett Taylor family, and the Billy Chumbley family.

Remembering a funny story back in the seventies when this demonstration of cookware was held at our mobile home by this young lady. I do not know how this all came about in the first place but I'm sure we were recommended by someone that knew us. This lady had this food chopper she was showing us and said for all you ladies that tear up when working with an onion - those times are over. Aubrey looked at me as he knew the problem I always have with an onion. Aubrey and I were way back in the hallway as there were several ladies there in attendance. The lady got through with chopping the onion only to look back at me as tears were flowing down my face and at the Kleenex I was using to soak them up that Aubrey had gotten for me. She was so embarrassed and could hardly believe what was happening. You know Aubrey was laughing over this, don't you? Some of the others were too. We wound up buying that cookware and I am still using it today. It has paid for itself over and over again.

Trust you got the New Year off right with hog's jowl and the black-eyed peas like I did. Tradition is good for all of those who will follow it. Works for this girl.

January birthdays to let you know about: Fay Ferrell 1st, Melvin Ferrell 9th, Debby Harvey 21st, our grandson, William Fryar 22nd, Fay Pitts, Reese Mendenhall 24th, Nancy Clement 26th, Henry Fisher Melton 27th, and David Melton 31st.

Got in touch this Christmas season with Aubrey's Aunt Nornia's daughter, Brenda Winters and found out her and the rest of the family doing good. Also, Betty Gunter and family doing okay and the same can be said about Wayne and Judy Gunter of Lebanon and their family. Paulette Garvin and husband Charles of Manchester in top form. I am so glad everyone is well and enjoying what Christmas is all about - the birth of Jesus Christ the greatest gift we have ever received. Honor Him everyday in what you say and do.

If you have any news for the column, just give me a call at (615) 563-4429. Have a great day!

And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God.

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