September 13, 2012

Hello from the land between the rivers. (The north and south branches of the Red River. Fertile land rich for farming and occupied by animals and early man going back more than 11,000 years. So far the diggings at Savage Cave have confirmed that the site, just east of Adairville, is a treasure trove of ancient bones, tools, pottery and other very important artifacts of the earliest people to live on this land.. Both early man’s and also the bones of prehistoric animals tell an invaluable story of how life was lived right here where we live today. The Smithsonian Museum, Carnegy and a Kentucky University have a treasurer trove of items from Savage Cave. Logan County is regaining control of the cave and shortly there after the Adairville/South Logan Historical Society will be the official body that will maintain the cave. Hopefully this will be a big help in attracting tourist to the town and the cave.

It seems that early man lived near the mouth of the cave much of the year and retreated to the cave in times of danger and in the winter time. It is believed that at one time hundreds of years ago a fairly large native population lived near the cave. With further digging under the direction of archaeologists it may well prove that ancient man occupied the cave and surrounding area as long as 15 to 20,000 years ago. If this proves out then Savage Cave would be one of the three oldest sites in North America that can prove occupation by early man that far back.

This week Americans are thinking about 9-11 and the 2,700 people who lost their lives in the twin towers in New York City. There has been many news stories, special events and prayers this year. I was in New York at the time 9-11 occurred. I was attending the quarterly meeting of the American Kennel Club delegate body. I watched much of the horror out my 14th floor hotel room. It seemed so unreal at the time. It was made worse by the fact that several of the staff of the kennel club and some of the hotel staff had family members working in the twin towers. It is estimated that the 2,700 deaths effected over 10,000 family members. I will never forget that special day as will millions of other Americans.

HISTORY Mrs. Virginia Lloyd sent me the following information:

The Adairville First Baptist Church held a special service last Sunday. Former pastor Randall Rogers brought the message. The church theme this year is “Filling God’s house with God’s people.”

- In 1876 a mission Sunday School class from Oak Grove Baptist in Robertson County purchased the 2nd story of a building on the square.

- It became the Adairville Baptist Church in 1881.

- That same year two lots were purchased at the churches current location

- In 1904 James S. Smith, grand father of Martha Smith, was the church’s first delegate to the Southern Baptist Convention in Nashville. (Smith lived in the historic house on Old Adairville Road that is now the home of the county jailer Jenkins.)

- In 1913 the current church sanctuary was built.

- In October of 1919 the church held an official dedication.

- In 1955 and 1987 additions were made to the church to help house the increases in membership.

WEDDING NEWS - Christina Epley & Ryan Vick are to marry on September 15, 2012. Congratulations!

WITH A SMILE - I love England and have been there many times. I do enjoy their humor. Listed below are a few newspaper ads I found of interest:

- FREE PUPPIES - Mother is a Kennel Club registered Alsatian (German Shepherd). Father is a Super Dog, able to leap tall fences in a single bound.

- FREE PUPPIES - 1/2 Cocker Spaniel, 1/2 sneaky neighbors dog.

- FREE YORKSHIRE TERRIER - 8 years old. Hateful little bastard. Bites.

- JOINING NUDIST COLONY - Must sell washer and dryer $100.

- WEDDING DRESS FOR SALE - Worn once by mistake. Call Stephanie.

- FOR SALE BY OWNER - Complete set of Encyclopaedia Britannica, 45 volumes. Excellent condition, $300 or best offer. No longer needed, got married, wife knows everything.

TIME TO GO Good night to all the Gundersons, the Page families, the Tylers, Billy at the hardware store, the Bill Steen family, Wayne Brown, lovely sweet Bertie Angel and Mrs. Calabash where ever you are.