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Hope you've had a good week and ready to attend church this Sunday. A special Sunday indeed it will be not only getting to praise and worship the Lord but also, to honor your "mom" that day, too. We all know we are to honor our father and mother. That is the 5th commandment. Give her a day of leisure and happiness and let her know she is loved and cherished now and always. You are certainly blessed, if you still have your mom. So many of you like me would give anything to hold our mom again and give her a kiss on the cheek and thank her with a grateful heart for everything she did for us to make sure we had what we needed to be the best we could be at whatever we were trying to accomplish. I personally think a card, candy, a gift, and maybe some money would make her day that much more grand. Just make your mom's day a memorable one that you and her will forever treasure. That would mean the world to her no doubt as non of us know what next year might bring where your mom is concerned. Do not take anything for granted. Make this Mother's Day special for your mom.

We have some people to keep in prayer: Carlon and Mai Nell Melton, Denise Stanton and Charlie Mai Daniel.

Winds gusting up to 40 mph today and this definitely was not good for anyone's hairdo. Just going to the mailbox was a trying task but figured I was pretty well anchored in the weight department so the wind wouldn't blow me here and yonder. Rain will be back in the forecast again by late Wednesday into Thursday.

Was asked the other day about the bullfrog that was a road kill I told you about in the last column. The person wanted to know if I was able to salvage the legs so I could have gotten them battered up real good and put in a big ole iron skillet and fried them up for a super delicious supper. No way I told that person as those legs were so flat they were embedded in that pavement. I can only imagine how many times that poor bullfrog got run over by the speeding traffic that flies through here like in New York City.

Have some presidential trivia questions and answers for you out of my (out dated) world book from 1988 that I found the other days to add to your knowledge of presidents. I think every ow and then we need to up date our brain so we can keep up with this ever changing world we live in.

• 1) What president was sworn into office by his own father? Coolidge, his father, a notary public, swore him in when Harding died.

• 2) What resident started the presidential custom of opening the major league baseball season by throwing out the first ball? Taft, in 1910.

• 3) What president received the greatest number of electoral votes? Ronald Reagan, with 525 in 1984.

These facts will all make us more presidential savvy in days to come.

My neighbor's hog out last Saturday. A full grown hog he was and he was better than a tiller at tilling up the ground, if you were needing to get a garden spot tilled up. He would have been such good eating after you used him to till up the garden. Only thinking about some extra meat to go in the freezer for just a few moments but thought better on that notion and called my neighbor to let him know about his hog on the loose. It was the right thing to do as I look back with no regrets whatsoever. That hog did not want to go back home as he was running here and there, but the neighbor, finally guided him in the direction of home.

If you have any news for the column, just give me a call at 615-563-4429.

Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.

- Psalm 51:10

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