Our oldest living fan club member, Bertha Thomas of Pilot Mountain, N.C., celebrated her 103rd birthday on June 8th. She saw her first concert when she was 99, and her daughter brought her to see me in Mt. Airy, N.C. We became instant buddies, and I send her flowers every year on her big day. This picture of me and Jimmy Capps is a bit blurry, but it’s the only one I could find of just the two of us together. The Opry, Country’s Family Reunion, and many of our lives won’t be the same without The Sheriff in them. He was truly one of a kind. And how about this view from my office window? How many of you can look out from the place you work and see a mama deer and her young’un frolicking in the shrubbery? My secretary, Judy, snapped these pictures just a few days ago. I wonder if deer like country music? Hang around my office long enough and they will for sure!