George Smith: Where the boys are, so are girls
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WEDNESDAY’S LIST . . . of beans ‘n greens ‘n other things:


WHERE THE boys are is where they’re looking for the girls.

Go with me to 2004 spring break at the University of Alabama. A group of girls head for the beaches of Destin, Fla. So does a gaggle of boys who have girls in mind more than they do sand in their toes.

Somewhere during that wonderful spring, there is an inter-mingling of 25 or so. They hang out together, get a bit of sand between their toes, and also do some flirting.

The love story here is:

Michael Muller sort of likes a girl by the name of Brynnan Yeager. Garrett Heim gets a good feeling in his heart for a girl by the name of Nicole Bowery. Riley Smith gives more than a passing look at a girl by the name of Ashley Nall.

The rest of that love story:

On June 14, 2008, Garrett Heim marries Nicole Bowery. On August 13, 2009, Riley Smith marries Ashley Nall. On May 18, 2012, Michael Muller takes Brynnan Yeager as his bride.

This morning, Dec. 11, 20013, all three couples are in the process of “living happily ever after.”

Nicole and Garrett have a little girl by the name of Emerson, another girl on the way,  and a boy is due in a few weeks for the Mullers.

One other thing.

Riley is my grandson, Ashley is my grand-daughter-in-law.

There’s gotta be a movie in there somewhere, huh?


ONE OF the best days of my life was the year my uncle, the late George David Cobb, Jr., came home with a really good-looking blonde by the name of Lois Phillips. He had added Cobb to her name.

Sunday, at her home near Heflin, a gathering of the clan celebrated my Aunt Lois’ 90th birthday. She’s still a good-looking blonde.

In her years she kept a home for an over-the-road trucker, raised two fine kids, and kept her mother and her mother-in-law in her home for a number of years, and held down a fulltime job.

But in the steel, there is a gentleness and compassion that is priceless. I’ve never seen her mad or upset at anyone.

But the jewel in her crown is she makes chicken ‘n dumplings just like my late grandmother did.

And yeah, she was up early Sunday and had a pot of her dumplings that would feed the multitudes.

I love her . . . a lot.


BIRTHDAYS: Nov. 18 – Ronnie “Poss” Medders; Dec. 2 – Taylor Carden;  Dec. 7 – Kay Mundy; Dec. 9 – Ruth Snow; Dec. 11 – Destiny Welsh and Hannah Peoples; Dec. 12 – Hules Middlebrook andAnn Craft and Monroe Wood; Dec. 14 Frank Nolin, Kathy Pool and James Williams.


TOP TEEN: The spotlight this morning shines on Madison Nicole Landers, a senior at Trinity Christian Academy where she has  a first and a second place in Bible Teaching at the ACEA State Academic Competition.

She also holds a first and a second place in ACEAA Varsity Cheering competition.

Madison has been in SGA three years and Youth Leadership Calhoun County two years. Along the way she has participated in Alabama Girls State (this year).

She has also found time to do volunteer work for the Salvation Army and Autumn Cove Assisted Living. She is a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church and Merge.

“Madison is a beautiful young lady with a great work ethic,” says Brina Hart, senior sponsor at TCA. “She will accomplish whatever she sets her mind to do. We will be proud to call her a graduate of Trinity Christian Academy.”

Proud parents are Scott Landers and Lisa Short.

Applause is in order . . .


George Smith can be reached at 256-239-5286 or e-mail:

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