And the days grow short as we reach September.

Donít forget to mark your calendar for Sunday, Sept. 15. We will gather at Chillas Hall for our monthly covered dish luncheon. Serving begins at 1 p.m.

Then on Saturday, Sept. 21 will be the Birthday Bash at Camp Gordon Johnston American Legion Post 82. Come and enjoy the evening with your friends and neighbors. Party starts at 6 p.m. The Songbird, Ann Merrell and others will be on the karaoke. Hope you can make it.

Your sugar fix will be ready, Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Lanark Village Boat Club.. Orders will be from 9 to 11 a.m.

Pray for the repose of the soul of Christina Marie Getz and strength and comfort for her family and her long-time friend Jim Lemmond. Chris and Jim were carpenters and worked well together. I used to drive them to the job sites. We will miss her a lot.

When I started coming down to Lanark Village, you only needed to dial the last four numbers when making a call to local folks. All other calls were interstate long distance outside of the 697 exchange. In those days, our area code was 904.

After the 1985 hurricanes, I called a meeting of the Concerned Citizens of Franklin County. We started the process of getting a-quarter-a-holler in place throughout the county. It took about one-and-a-half years, what with the calls and ballots. Then I went to the Public Service Commission meeting in Tallahassee and made the request. Our request was granted and, two weeks later, a commissioner called and asked if I would like to call Tallahassee free of charge. Sopchoppy, Crawfordville and Tallahassee are toll-free in parts of the county.

Jim and Mary Ann Bove said to tell everyone hello. I talk to them now and then.

Be kind to one another, check in on the sick and the housebound and remember, Godís last name is not damn.

Until next time, God bless America, our troops, and the poor, homeless and hungry.