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Obituaries

Anne Thompson, 81

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, March 4 at Watertown's Hunter Funeral Home for Mrs. Thompson, 81, of Watertown.  Born in Smith County, she died Feb. 28, 2014 at University Medical Center in Lebanon.

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Billy Clay White, 65

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 5 at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home for Mr. White, 65, of Woodbury.  Born in Wilson County, he died Saturday, March 1, 2014, at his home.

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Brenda Gooding Winfree, 66

No funeral services are planned for Mrs. Winfree, 66 of the Hiwassee Community in Smith County.

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David H. Kamer, 69

Graveside services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, March 6 at the Wilson County Memorial Gardens for Mr. Kamer, 69, of Lebanon.   A native of Morgan County and retired from CSX railroad, the US Air Force veteran died March 2, 2014.

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Frances Stroud Bringhurst, 79

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, March 2 at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home for Mrs. Bringhurst, 79 of Lebanon.  Born in Wilson County and a member of the Hillcrest Baptist Church, she died Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at the Pavilion in Lebanon.

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James Melvin Lea, 81

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, March 2 at Hunter Funeral Home for Mr. Lea, 81, of Watertown.
Retired from South Central Bell and former operator of Moser's Cherry Valley Market, he died Thursday evening, Feb. 27, 2014 at Summit Medical Center in Hermitage.

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Lela Ruth Arrington, 95
Lela Arrington
Lela Ruth Arrington, 95
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John Sloan - Outdoors

120 degrees on The Copper Sea
120 degrees on The Copper Sea

It was close to sunup on the Copper Sea.  Fog was so thick you could move it with your hands.  “I reckon we can hit it with a compass reading”.

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Telling Tales

Social Justice

I live in a home that is all about justice. Maybe it's because we're lawyers or maybe it's just in our children's DNA, but nothing gets done in our house that doesn't involve negotiation, reward or retribution.

Take for instance - dinner.

"Neill, pass me the fork," says our middle child.

"I will but first you have to hand me the ketchup."

"No, I'm not handing you anything because yesterday Mama told us to put up the groceries, I put them all up and you did nothing. Now pass me the fork or I'm going to hurt you."

"Try it and Mama will take your phone away."

"No she won't," she says, as she begins eating her peas with a knife, while clutching the ketchup in a death grip.

The negotiations can continue for what seems like an eternity until at some point I pass the fork and Brody passes the ketchup. I'm sure that's not the right parental response but somedays we just want to eat our pork chops in peace.

And so it goes...be it putting up the laundry, feeding the dog, cleaning the garage, nothing gets done until negotiations are complete.

And while I appreciate hearty debate and even a bit of obvious posturing, at some point the fact that there are no clean towels in my linen closet is just more than I can take!

On January 1, I decided it was only fair to switch out the chore list. Laundry, the most dreaded of chores, had been the middle child's to-do. Nothing makes my little perfectionist more crazy than things that are not meticulously folded and in their place. Yet, with five in the household it was a thankless, never ending job.

So at the beginning of the year, I gave that chore to our oldest who had previously been on kitchen duty. Our oldest is our dreamer. Life, to her, isn't about law and order but instead is about taking time to smell the roses and living each day to the fullest. Which basically boils down to the fact that for almost 7 weeks nothing has been getting washed, folded or put away. Living life to the fullest in no way, shape or form includes doing laundry. A fact I do appreciate and the reason...I make my kids do the laundry.

But after almost two months of drying off with hand towels and listening to the never ending arguments concerning the state of the laundry, I informed our household that we were reverting back to the 2013 chore list.

"Zoe, you are back on laundry duty."

"That's not fair!" she screamed out, as our oldest danced around the room.

"She did a horrible job and now I have to do it for her!"

And while I admit my actions are completely unjust, it's a fact, I've come to live with each and every morning as I reach into that linen closet and find a clean, folded towel.

As one of the great scholars of this century said "Parent's are not interested in justice. They are interested in quiet." Bill Cosby

To read more of Angel and Becky's columns go to

www.wilsonlivingmagazine.com or www.wilsonpost.com.

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Our Feathered Friends

Mutant Swan seen at Cherokee
A Raft of American Coots
Mutant Swan seen at Cherokee

 

There is not a whole lot to brag on this week. Weather is starting to turn back colder and a possibility of the dreaded white fluff this past Sunday night.

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"My Bid" by Joe Biddle

Decision, decisions for the Titans
Joe Biddle
Decision, decisions for the Titans
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Top Stories-Slideshow

MSC women take the floor today
MSC women take the floor today
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Wilson Central tops Hunters Lane
Wilson Central tops Hunters Lane
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General Sports

CU BASEBALL -- 'Dogs host MCU Wednesday

Nothing is as fluid as a spring sports schedule.  Cumberland University’s baseball schedule has been altered for the rest of the week, with Tuesday’s game against Bryan College canceled as well as Wednesday’s contest at Bethel University.

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Wilson Central waits for state foe

The waiting will be over soon. Coach Troy Bond knows his Wilson Central basketball team will be playing Wednesday, March 12 in the Class AAA state tournament -- he just doesn’t know the opponent.

In fact, most of the eight team field is still up in the air as icy weather conditions have forced several sectional games to be delayed.

Five games were scheduled Thursday and one Friday, the last day they can be played because of Saturday's draw. The matchups will be revealed “Selection Saturday” as the TSSAA conducts a blind draw for quarterfinal opponents and bracket placements in Murfreesboro.

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