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January 10, 2013

Reflecting on yesteryear

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RICHMOND — Although I often visit the days of my youth in story and song, I am always thankful to return to the present.

It really is true that yesterday is past, tomorrow hasn’t come yet, and that is why today is always called the present.

Many of you know I have authored two regional books, and am presently working on two additional manuscripts, about the life and times of my people of Appalachia, their interesting history, intriguing customs and challenging traditions of inhabiting what surely must have been desolate, rugged and undomesticated hunting grounds of the savage red man. Right?

I suppose it is all about how you view any region and populace of this world. If you make then sound titillating and adventurous enough, you just may strike a cord of attraction and fascination with anyone.

What am I trying to say?

Simply that each of us are important, no matter what environment we come from, credentials or social class that recognize us for whatever reason, today is actually all that really matters, which is why it is called the present.

Madison Hills Christian Church will begin a new men’s Bible study class starting Jan. 12 at 8 a.m. in the church basement classroom.  

Madison Hills Christian Church will begin a new Bible study class for women Jan.12 at 8 a.m. in UTX building, across from the church.

Financial and Relationship Peace Class for married, engaged or single men and women wanting to learn how to better manage their money will begin Jan. 13 at 6 p.m. in the UTX building, across from Madison Hills Christian Church.

Interested people should call Robert or Ava Lair at 859-624-2046; ext. 350 or e-mail

Mount Pleasant Christian Church, 3085 Lexington Road, under the leadership of Pastor Shannon Franklin wishes to invite the public to worship during Sunday Bible Class at 10 a.m. and church services at 11 a.m.

I would like to wish a happy, belated birthday to Jim Day on Jan. 1 and happy birthday to Valerie Franklin on Jan. 8. May God bless both of you to have a wonderful day of celebration.

The old adage for the week is: “Don’t wag your tongue if your own nose is out of joint.”

Contact me with special birthdays, anniversaries, church or community news at or call me at 527-0411.

Until next week, may God bless you and yours.

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