OPfJ CV Mj OV/ By - Ivirs. F.L. Rollins 17e have had entirely too much excite ment in the office the past few weeka. Our two L'lildreds^ upsetting us by their great adventures, ILlldred Eaker joining the Marines, and Ilildred liiller joining the married force.. Then too some of the boys coming home on furloughs. I don't know which was the most excited '^hc new bride or Jimmie Osborn's Mom when ^ Jimmie came dashing in for a few hours, and, by the vmy, Jimmie v;as the only one who had nerve enough to Iciss the bride. The office force gave the two ioldreds a shower and you have never heard so much "oohing and ah-ing" over the beautiful lamps the bride received, and the lovely traveling bag for Mildred Ealcer. The boys also presented the brid e with a beauti ful red hoe with this verse attached: "She gave her heart to a farmer, A Knight of the hoc and rake, vi/ho wanted a tdfe, well trained. To wash, scrub and bake." y/e are'all very sorry to have iiildrcd Eaker leave us for she not only is a good worker, but a lovely person besides, lir. Hart says ho is afraid tho-t Mildred won't like the Marines for the reason that she can't sleep unless she hoars the frogs singing on Grassy Creek, They say, "All is fair in love and v;ar,“ but to lose IJ-ldred will be ovxr loss and the torines gain. Did you knov/ that the Food Administration has just about decided to stop the Point Rationing System, since both Fitz Rollins and Mr, S,A, Parker are farming? You should hear them giving "Stick" Elliott advice on how to make money on the farm, although neither one of them has yet discovered ;;hich end of the mule you plow with. I thinlc the var has affected the salesrien very much for the other day one came up to ijiy desk and asked to see "Mr, Phony'.' I decided it vjas l.ir» Forney he wanted to see cjid directed him to his office. Novj you all remember how ;aany halls and steps wo have in our officc, so the salesman stuiaped his toe on one of the unexpected steps, and fell to hi.s kn6es. By tlinat tine he \vas getting slighly embarrassed and nade the wrong turn and found himself in the store. He asked some of the clerks "Just how do you get out of this office?" Of course, they thought he wanted to g et into the office and directed him right back again. I looked up as he went by my desk and found he was trying to go out the \vindovJ for the door,v;ith his face red, he said, "Lady, I'll swear I an not thiat drunk." Jira Osborne was a wfuUy out of hunor the other day, and I finally'discovered the reason. It seens that Jij:i had gone to town on Hunt's Bus, and coming back they crowded Jin too mch to suit hin, so he told them to put him off. and'he would walk iiome. Of course, he thought he would thui.ib a ride, in a few iiinutes, forgetting that cars were rather rare on the higto^ays these days. So it turned out he had to vjall all the way hone, and "was his blood a-boiling and his dogs a-hurting?" Boys, wherever you are, and wha tever you arc doing to help win this war, always keep in mind that your old hone town, bade in the hills of Old North Carolina, is standing by.

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