George Smith - Do you recall when cows ‘came fresh’
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WEDNESDAY’S LIST . . . of beans ’n greens ’n other things: YOU KNOW by now that Wright’s Dairy, off U.S. 431 North, has re-opened after a couple of months of plant improvements and a gestation period for their cows.

Some of the cows have birthed and five new calves showed up Tuesday morning. Fresh milk will be available this coming Tuesday, but from where I “spread the cheese,” so to speak, their cheeses are back in the cooler.

Which, of course, includes my favorite, “Desert Storm.” It does have a bite and one really “wow” way to enjoy it is to stuff a hunk inside a burger and then grill.

One other thing here.

Back in the country, when a cow birthed, we called it “coming fresh.” Or do you remember it that way?

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ONE OTHER remembrance from back in the country is “God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost.” I heard that a lot in small country churches where my grandfather, the late George D. Cobb Sr., did his preaching.

Somewhere along the line, that got changed to “God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.”

Maybe I’m a bit strange, but “Holy Ghost” has more of a ring of dire retribution if you don’t get on board than does “Holy Spirit.”

Like I said, maybe I really am a bit strange ... as the blonde and son-and-heir remind me from time to time.

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WE DO LOVE our “cue” down here and you can walk into any supermarket and go crazy trying to sort out all the claims for the dozen or so different barbecue sauces on the shelves.

Let me recommend one: John Boy & Billy’s Grillin’ Sauce.

It has a bite to it.

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BIRTHDAYS: Sept. 16 – Louise Howell, Donna Quinn and Jerry Pinkston; Sept.18 – Brad Vice; Sept. 20 – Plemer East.

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EARLIER THIS month I told you about an acquaintance of mine, Mr. Pro-Form Trainer 420, which is the brand name for a treadmill I picked up at Sears on a day I’d rather forget.

Seems I’m not the only one who hates their treadmill.

Out of several emails, I loved this one line:

“I use my treadmill to dry clothes on.”

I’ve misplaced the lady’s name, but we have to be at least first cousins.

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AUBURN did nothing in its overtime victory this past week against Louisiana-Monroe to change the fact it’s going to be a very long season on The Plains.

And there’s no extra charge for the wisdom you find so often in this column ...

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QUOTABLE: “A word to the wise ain't necessary - it's the stupid ones that need the advice.” – Bill Cosby
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TOP TEEN: Say hello to George McMillan, a senior at the Donoho School where his 4.4 GPA ranks in the higher echelon of his class.

George is president of the National Honor Society and Honor Council.

Young Mr. McMillan is also a member of the Spanish and science clubs, the Academic Team, Mu Alpha Theta, the Spanish Honor Society, and is a National Merit semi-finalist.

A member of the football, basketball, and track and field teams, George finds time to volunteer his services to the St. Clair Humane Society, the City of Lincoln Food Pantry, the Noble Street Festival and the Cheaha Challenge.

“While maintaining an excellent academic record, George has also demonstrated excellence in athletics,” says Jacqueline Gaines, Donoho counselor. “He is a mature young man who exhibits fine morals and values.”

Proud parents are Pricilla and Dr. Kenneth L. McMillan of Talladega.

Take a bow, young man . . .

George Smith may be reached at 256-239-5682 or e-mail: gsmith731@gmail.com

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