Update on Michael

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    This past March Michael spent a few days in Michigan with our friends, the Keilens! Michael was so encouraged by the love they consistently show in caring for their grandmother, who lives with them. She was also overwhelmed by the attention they showered her with in shopping, sightseeing, special treats, and wonderful fellowship.     In July, Michael will be …

Happy Father’s Day 2013

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  Tribute to an exceptional Dad: My dad was more than just a father; he was a friend! After I got married, he called every morning to check on me! He would give Bible verses for the day and pray with me. He’d take me out on dates once a week. When I had troubles or needed advice, I always …

Lake Fun!

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Years ago Gil mowed lake property for Hank Brink. Over the years, Mr. Brink has graciously allowed us to enjoy visits to his beautiful place on Watt’s Bar Lake. Here’s a few pics from Warden’s birthday celebration.

Boys will be Boys!

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A day of fun at the flats in Caryville,TN! The fearless mudsters included:Lawson, Nathan, & Trace Bates, Riley Dempster, and Andrew Patton (nickname “Hubert”).