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WEDNESDAY’S LIST ... of beans ’n greens ’n other things:
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ANNIVERSARY WALTZ ... and play it three times.

Sunday, Bill and Betty Elkins had been holding hands for 63 years. Joe and Jerri Blackmon celebrated 64 years of marriage Monday. Jimmy and Jeanette Higgins woke up this morning with 64 years of wedded love in the memory bank.

There’s more.

All three couples are active members of First Baptist Church of Saks and have been for most of their married lives.

Jerri Blackmon sent that along with:

“All the women are in the Rachel Sunday School Class and have been friends for many years. I don’t know if this breaks any records in today’s time, but it is a blessed accomplishment.”

Take a bow, people.

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IN A RECENT column I mentioned that in all the years of dodging road kill, I’d never seen a splattered cat. Quite a few, including cat lovers, let me know you can count cats among the road kill, too.

Then there was the mention that once, a long time ago, an automobile had hit a horse on Alabama 21 between Jacksonville and Piedmont. I was right on that one, according to Jimmy Littlejohn of Jacksonville.

“It happened to a close friend of mine,” says Littlejohn, “Bobby George Gorey. It happened in April of 1958. He almost lost an eye. The only reason I wasn’t with him is I’d joined the Army and he’d decided not to.

“Bobby died three or four years ago.”

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PEACH REPORT: Ken Easterling, who first began bringing Chilton County peaches to Anniston/Oxford in 1952 as a 10-year-old riding shotgun with his dad, Leon Easterling, says “About three more weeks will get it.”

Tuesday’s peaches looked like something out of a magazine.

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QUOTABLE: “Let us now set forth one of the fundamental truths about marriage: The wife is in charge.” — Bill Cosby

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THE DRIVE from here to the new Tweeners Restaurant on the Piedmont Bypass is worth the drive.

Teri Johnson is the owner, but you’ll also find her twin sister Sheri there on occasion. The two started the original Tweeners 12 years ago just off Alabama 204 near Jacksonville. The move to Piedmont came a month or so ago.

I first knew the Johnson twins when they operated a famous foot-long hot dog stand on Alabama 21 just south of Jacksonville. Best ever.

If you do visit Tweeners, give the catfish a try. Really good.

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IT SORT of flew under the radar, but local attorney Wilford Lane has been elected vice-president of the Alabama Elks Clubs. That means a year from now and without opposition, he steps up to the presidency.

More importantly, Wilford cooks the best pecan pie you’ll ever put a fork in. I know that because he shows up at the house twice year with pie in hand ... my birthday and Christmas.

Thing is, he refuses to share the recipe.

“I did some legal work for this old gentleman years ago and that’s where I got the recipe,” says Wilford. “Thing is, he wouldn’t give it to me unless I promised to never share it with anyone else.”

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BIRTHDAYS: July 31 — Judy Clark; Aug. 2 — Mary Jo Vaughn; Aug. 8 — Jack Sexton, Andrea Cowen, British Garrett and Demris Brockman Mason. Aug. 9 — June Vuyk; June 10 — Earnestine Graves.

Thanks for visiting ...

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