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Marie Walls celebrated a birthday on Saturday.
Those visiting were Linda Neely and Lenia Holliman and five children of Gardendale Alabama, Dean and Connie Neely of Shelbyville, Karen Austin of Smyrna, Nadean Herrington and Donna Bailey. Visiting later was Earlene Olsen.
Valerie Mears of Warren County visited her mother Mabel Pack on Friday, and took her out to eat and shopping.
I have gotten several phone calls telling me they saw my son, Ralph Vaughn on television talking about his new job with the Christian Chamber of Commerce. He retired for a year and decided to go back to work. He enjoys his new job so much. I enjoyed the phone calls.
Visitors of Betty Wilson were Billy and Ralph Vaughn of Murfreesboro on Saturday. They went to the White Possum for lunch and enjoyed it very much. Other visitors were Faye Adkins and Arson Linn, and JoAnn Pittman and Rebecca Ervin.
Sympathy to the family of Wayne Herndon in his passing.
Sunday dinner guest at the home of Sue Arnold were Tim and Ronda Young. Other visitors were Corrine Melton and Barbara Lawson.
Those enjoying a cookout at the home of Jordon, Nicole and Christian Cripps were Doris Linn, Arson Linn, Faye Adkins, Lisa Cripps, and Justin and Tiffany Cripps.  They all had a good time.
Peggy Caldwell visited Barbara Self Saturday evening.
Recent visitors of Lee Autry Malone were Wanda Tramel of Crossville, Joseph Trapp, Miles and Deborah Malone.
I just talked to cousin Vernie Miller in Detroit Michigan. She said the snow is melting today.
They have had snow for a long time, but the sun is shining today. Vernie also says she talks to Irene Howell Johnson of Texas. The Howell family were residents of this community for years.
Irene was raised here. She moved away, but visited her parents Flem and Mary Howell as long as they lived. We remember her fondly.
Ryan and Lindsy Winfree hosted a cookout at their home for Ryan’s parents, Ward and Elaine Winfree and Micheal Winfree to celebrate Elaine’s birthday. Sunday dinner guests of Ryan and Lindsy Winfree were Douglas and Barbara Ann Ervin.
I am pleased to have Christie Alexander as my new mail carrier. She is always so pleasant when delivering my mail. I can tell that her work is more than just a job. It is her way to help people.
I was saddened with the passing of Steve White, who had been my mailman for several years. He always waved, spoke, and took an interest in me. Steve’s daddy, W.J. White, and I are first cousins. Uncle Bud and Mama were brother and sister.
My son Ralph told me about going to Channel 5 Television in Nashville to record a 30-minute program about "Issues of Faith". The television announcer, Ben Hall, interviewed Ralph about the Tennessee Christian Chamber of Commerce.
Ralph said that another highlight was getting to visit with Richard Eller, who is the senior operations manager for the television station. Richard is the son of Jane Eller and the late Ralph Eller of Smithville.
While touring the station, Richard told everyone that working for my son at WJLE was his first job while attending DeKalb County High School. Later, when Richard was attending the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, he decided to get into television rather than radio.
Ralph considers Richard one of his best students. I don’t know all the young men who got their start at WJLE but I remember Dennis Stanley, Shawn Jacobs and Bill Conger.  And everyone loves Dwayne Page. Ralph also hired him.
Dwayne seems almost like family since I hear him on the radio every day. While I am thinking about WJLE, I want to thank Dale Carroll for speaking to me recently when I was at Dr. Donnie Cripps’ office. He is also one of my favorites at the radio station.


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