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Sighting of a hummingbird this week. Only one but others will follow. Temperatures are really getting a whole lot warmer now and in fact somewhat hot the past few days. Thank goodness, we don't have to be shut up in the house now. Can get out and really breathe the good ole country air again can't we? Nothing any better I think than living in the country. The mountain so extra beautiful this time of the year when the trees are greening up so quickly. I've seen 2 turkeys lately one being Ronald the other Bobby. No really, just having a little fun. The turkeys had feathers and were taking their own sweet time getting across the road. They're lucky it wasn't close to Thanksgiving as their lives wouldn't have been worth a plug nickel.

Spirits were dampened around here literally yesterday as the showers of rain engulped us and even through the nighttime hours. Evidently, some people and I don't know who (could be Clyde and Bobby) haven't stopped the rain dances as I had hoped they would. The rain is still falling pretty heavily the second day in a row and has stopped me from completing a project as once again I had to retreat to our patio. Rain has slacked up for the time being so I'm gonna try to finish that project, before the day is done. We've had over an inch of rain (1.1 tenths) since yesterday evening.

Found a big ole bullfrog that was a road kill in front of our house and I am wondering if he was trying to escape from all that water rushing down the ditch line behind our house. I guess it would be every frog for himself to survive, if that be the case.

I thought you weren't supposed to pass someone on a double yellow line. Well last Wednesday coming from McMinnville, this little white car did just that and flew past me. Adding insult to injury, another incident like the first one happened when I was going to Woodbury that same day. A SUV tan or pale green in color zoomed by me on a double yellow line at Centerhill. Has the law changed and I hadn't heard about it, because I do not pass someone on a double yellow line?

On TV the other day they told what the most important thing in a couples life for them to be happy was not money, bug homes or good jobs. It all boiled down to the love they had and cherished for each other that mattered they most. Now that is so sweet and touching isn't it? So many couples are in such a hurry to have it all so quickly that they can let that loved one slip through their fingers, if they're not careful by neglecting what matters the most the love they share. Just slow down, things will come gradually if patience is applied and each one on in the marriage is on the same page. You have something so special that so so many couples don't have when you have love for each other and respect each other. Always communicate with each other so you'll both know what the other one's feelings are.

Please keep these people on your prayer list: Charlie Mai Daniel, Edith Miller, Denise Stanton, Carlon and Mai Nell Melton and the family of Ella Rich (this is Carlon Melton's sister).

Little green men, the invisible cow and Harvey the 10 foot rabbit all invited to a cookout at Clyde's last weekend. Can hardly believe this. Cookout was attended by several people who weren't terrified of them and everything was going great as I was told until Clyde ran out of hot dogs and things got out of hand over the lack of food thereof. On top of that Clyde was going to show everyone how real bluegrass music was sung and played. Of course, the little green men took offense to this. Bobby showed up with extra hot dogs but the damage had already been done by Clyde. The little green aliens and their entourage ready to bail out of there, when Bobby saved the day when he told the little aliens Clyde was talking about humans no aliens when he was talking about playing bluegrass music. Bobby added everyone knows so well how great you little guys are and the name recognition you hold in so many bluegrass circles. Cookout at Clyde's was a huge success and all went on their merry way home with bellies full to the brim and their feelings mended. A good night indeed. .

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

Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. -- Luke 18:16

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