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Farm Fresh Memories

By Joe Potter

 

SLIM—
THE ROMANTIC!!!
CELEBRATIN’ VALENTINES OUGHT EIGHT IN FLAT ROCK…

It was Monday, holdin’ on near 2 p.m., as I headed east on County Road 131 toward Hatton and plannin’ on a short stop by at the Flat Rock General Store. Precisely at that moment, Ms. Ida rang me on my cellular phone with a sense of hurriedness. In Ms. Ida’s words, there was a problem with The Flat Rock Romantics. The Widow Cora and Ms. Ida, with Slim’s permission, was a holdin’ a Valentines ought eight "writin’ my feelin’s, in my words, to my Valentine" contest.

Seems she carried high feelin’s about some of the actual "Love" words penciled down by certain men of The Flat Rock General Store. Especial the "love" words of Mr. Slim himself, along with J.R., Dustin and some song words by the musician himself, Harley Hood. Course me bein’ a true grammatical writer, she wanted me to see, read and ’valuate the Valentine writin’s bein’ questioned.

Followin’ my ’valuation, I saw no heavy writin’ concerns. So I have decided to share these Valentines writin’s entrants with you, the AFC Cooperative Farming News readers. Beyond any concerns by Ms. Ida, I do in pure seriousness believe you will enjoy them…

SIMPLE LOVE…
Not a store card
Flowers that fade
Or, candy too hard

But, something heart-made
A unique little note
About how I feel

Simple words I wrote
I love you,
for real!!!
SLIM

LOVE…
Love can be sweet
Love can be sour
Love is sometimes shown with
   a flower

Love can be big
And ever so small
But, the Love I have for you is
   oh so tall

Love is a feeling
And can also be an action
Love is something caused
   by attraction

Love is sometimes crazy
And can make you mad
But, sometimes Love is
   really sad

Love is in the heart of everyone
So why can’t I be your only one?

My Love is real
Not just a dream
So tell me, to you what does
   Love mean?
DUSTIN

J.R.’s "I Just Knew," and Harley Hood’s song words "Come Go With Me, I Will Take You To The Top" are too long for me to pencil down completely. Additional there were more writin’s by "Truth," Farlow and "Hatch" that carried more "Love" meanin’s to their special Valentines Loves.

Followin’ the examinin’ by Ms. Ida and the Widow Cora, Slim was called Valentines ought eight contest winner, but I actually believe Slim was called winner because of Essex’s excitement about, in her words, Slim being her "Mr. Romantic."

HAPPY VALENTINES
FOR OUGHT EIGHT!!!

REMEMBER YOUR HERITAGE!!!
ALWAYS, THINK
GOOD MEMORIES!!!

Joe Potter is a former vocational agriculture teacher, FFA advisor and retired county agent (Colbert County).

 

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