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Needmore Days

Dooley and Cousin Billy Clyde were ready to hang their hand painted sign on Pete's store porch.

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Being...Ben

NOTE: Ben Herman is a patient on the Hospice Floor at the Alvin C. York Veterans Hospital in Murfreesboro. He is a local legend when it comes to storytelling, shooting the breeze and making music. Jim, a speech therapist at the Medical Center provides Ben with a typewriter to capture his stories on paper. Ralph’s job is to pass them on to the Smithville Review.

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The Amen Corner

No doubt about it, Smithville has the nicest, most courteous clerks in town. Some of the helpful clerks are at Sav-A-Lot and Larry's Discount, and then there's Athena at Cash Express. It's rewarding to shop at stores where one is known by the clerks.

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New Home News

I got a phone call from a cousin, Verna Miller, in Michigan. She is a patient in the rehab center up there. She is not doing well. I hope she will soon get better. She is a wonderful person. We all miss her phone calls. She would call often, and we would reminisce about the past.

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From A Cracked Pot

 

I am so nearsighted; I’m blind as a bat. Without contacts or glasses, I can hardly see to walk. Everything is blur of colors with no definition to anything. Sometimes it is such a blur, I can’t even distinguish what I’m seeing – the world just runs together and merges into a blurred blob: just as we have become in our Christian faith.

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From A Cracked Pot

I saw this post on Facebook recently: "I wonder how much jail time I would get if I actually did unto others as they have done unto me!" Hmmm…

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Being Ben

NOTE: Ben Herman is a patient on the Hospice Floor at the Alvin C. York Veterans Hospital in Murfreesboro. He is a local legend when it comes to storytelling, shooting the breeze and making music. Jim, a speech therapist at the Medical Center provides Ben with a typewriter to capture his stories on paper. Ralph’s job is to pass them on to the Smithville Review.

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Dry Creek Flashes

Kathy and Ricky Hendrix hosted a family gathering on Sunday. The meal was prepared by the Frazier sisters and enjoyed by all. The smaller children played together in the basement playroom while the adults went for short visits next door to check on your writer who remains sick. Those attending were the following: Jennifer Hendrix, Sawyer and Maggie, Jordan and Nicole Cripps, Christian and Claire, Kenny Edge all of Dry Creek, Lisa and Jerald Cripps of Liberty, Judy and Jimmy Kimbrell of Old Mill Hill, and David and Monica Reynolds, Levi and Molly of Alexandria, and Gail Frazier of AL.

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Happy birthday Dean Pack

Get-well wishes to Louise Frazier. She has been a patient in Murfreesboro hospital. We enjoy her column in the Review.

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The Amen Corner

As I mature, life takes on different meanings. When I was a teen, now it is trivia.

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Needmore Days

Truth is, the people around Needmore were not very politically correct. Neither Dooley, Cousin Billy Clyde, Uncle Artford nor many other people were. In fact we had never even heard of it back then

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Dry Creek Flashes

We always hope that each New Year will bring peace, happiness, and good health to all, however 2015 has started off as a health struggle for your writer. Congestive heart failure and respiratory issues have kept me hospitalized for several days.

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News From The Mountain

Wednesday morning, and everyone is, of course, talking about this weather coming in. I’m just hoping it doesn’t get as cold as they are predicting. Plenty of large snowflakes falling already here this morning and some are big like the petals off a flower drifting here and there to the ground as the wind is picking up some now.

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New Home News

Ryder Mac Stanfield celebrated his sixth birthday on Dec. 30.

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Being Ben

 

NOTE: Ben Herman is a patient on the Hospice Floor at the Alvin C. York Veterans Hospital in Murfreesboro. He is a local legend when it comes to storytelling, shooting the breeze and making music. Jim, a speech therapist at the Medical Center provides Ben with a typewriter to capture his stories on paper. Ralph’s job is to pass them on to the Smithville Review.

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The Amen Corner

Well, here it is, the middle of January and cold, cold weather. According to research, it is the first month of the ancient Roman year, plus the first month of the Gregorian year. The flower of this month is carnation and the birthstone is garnet. I think January slipped in the backdoor on December.

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Needmore Days

Perhaps I am still living in the past. Or maybe somehow or other I have just missed the bus on all the "politically correct" advancements that have been made in our country in the past few decades.

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New Home News

Mabel Pack received a phone call from her sister, Joann Dacey of Australia. She enjoys hearing from home. She hasn’t got to visit for several years, and it means so much to talk to family members. Nancy Cassity visited her Monday.

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Dry Creek Flashes

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The Amen Corner

 

Hope everyone survived Christmas 2014! The weather was pleasant, not real cold, no rain, no snow---just right! Now to retrieve my house from papers, Christmas items and back to normal.

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