September 27, 2012
Hello from historic Adairville and the big island between the north and south branches of the Red River. A great place to live, raise a family and/ or retire. I was not lucky enough to have been born here but did have the good sense to move here nearly 16 years ago. I have never regretted my move and have come to feel a total part of the community. The people have been very kind and friendly to me.
Having been an educator for a good many years of my life I do take great pride in the Adairville School, the teachers, support staff and administrators. They put out some of the best educated young people in the state.
I also love my organizations. The fish & game club, historical society, the chamber of commerce, Rotary Club and the county tourism & convention commission. Adairville is also blessed with some very fine ministers and churches. I have attended eight of the local churches and found wonderful messages and congregations at each of them. I have had some great meals after Sunday services at several of them but I can not remember which Sunday which church has a dinner. That is probably a good thing!
Two days ago I was bitten on my right arm by a brown recluse spider. I happened to have been in Russellville and was at the emergency room of the hospital within seven minutes. That has been a real experience! My arm swelled rapidly, looked terrible and hurt like the dickens! Two days later and it is looking better but still itches like crazy. I am taking the medications and hoping for the best.
Becky Tinch, one of my favorite people, lives in a great old house on South Main Street in Adairville. There happens to be a big curve in the road out front and lo and behold Ms. Becky’s front wall can hardly go any time at all before someone runs into it! I think I heard that the wall had been hit at least seven times in the last few years. Seems the state highway department took the cheap way out of protecting Ms. Becky’s wall by putting up eight flimsy little light weight iron sticks. It did not take a brain surgeon to figure out the flimsy iron sticks would not work well. Good luck Ms. Becky with the pretty wall.
William Richard Hallman died this week. I think everyone in South Logan knew William or one of his family. He will be greatly missed by family and community.
I stopped off last week at Laura’s Kuntry Kitchen (Bakery) on Hwy 100 a few miles south of Russellville. What a great little place. If you like to eat they have something for you. The sweet young Mennonite girls bake cakes, pies, cookies and candies. They also make wonderful sandwiches. There are preserves, jams and jellies of all kinds. I came home with a great jar of pear preserves. I highly recommend a visit to Laura’s Kuntry Kitchen. It is well worth the 10 minute drive and is just a short distance south/east of the airport.
Last Friday the Adairville Office of the Lewisburg Banking Company put on a customer appreciation day. They went all out and fed half of the town. Some of the best burgers around! I will have to say that the bank seems to have done more in Adairville and for the people of Adairville than I ever remember being done by any bank before.
Last Saturday night the The Red River Fish & Game Habitat hosted their annual fund raiser fish fry, auction and drawing for $2,500. There were 10 $50 cash winners and two $1,000 winners. I can remember that Judge William Fuqua was one of the big winners. (I sold him the ticket after a recent Rotary Club meeting.)
I stopped by the Colonial Inn last week, and due to my diet, ate salad and only two pieces of chicken. The thing missing was my favorite red headed waitress. She had broken her foot and will be off from work for several weeks. I really like that place and look forward to loosing a little more weight and then going back for a splurge and three pieces of chicken. (Can’t do that often or the weight will be back.)
I saw Joe Ross and his pretty red-headed wife at the big fish fry in Adairville last Friday evening. I can tell you that red head is Joe’s secret weapon. What a great personality.
Martha Jane King, our state representative, was there and beaming with high spirits and good cheer. Judge Chick and his lovely wife, another big asset, were present. Jack Croslin, our county magistrate, was also present and in high spirits. (He received a lot of praise for his efforts of trying to get rid of the black flies and mosquitoes that plagued our end of the county earlier in the summer.).
I have given away a good many of my prize winning chickens from my farm just outside of town. I do have a few left. Inquiries are welcomed. My phone at home is 539-2007. I am particularly interested in helping any young people that are in 4 H or other agriculture programs at school. Still, if I have the chickens still available anyone who will give them a good home with protection from predators is welcome to a few very nice young chickens that are soon to start laying.
A LITTLE HISTORY - If you have the opportunity to visit the local funeral home in Adairville take the time to look at all the pictures that line the walls along the hall way. There are a lot of them. They tell a real history of our community, it’s homes, churches, businesses and people. There are lots of dates and explanations with the pictures and that makes them even better. Teach your children and others about Adairville and the appreciation for our history. History explains who and why we are what we are. It also helps define our likely futures.
A PAT ON THE BACK - You can hardly find a harder worker than Nannette King. She works a full time job, is the cemetery sexton, looks after part of the town square park, is president of the local chamber of commerce, an officer of the historical society and treasurer of the fish & game habitat. She is also active in the local Church of Christ.
She has been diagnosed with liver cancer. She will soon be traveling to a medical center in Texas for possible treatment. Prayers go out for Nannette. She is loved by a bigger family than she realizes.
WANTS & WISHES - A grocery store, clinic, laundry, drug store, assisted living facility, moderate priced housing, youth center, jobs for our citizens that need them and several new businesses in town. I want to see our town come back.
TIME TO GO - Good night Jim Turner, Mrs. Joe Ross, Mrs. Bill Steen, Mary Ann Davis, Gaye Davis, Michael & Vonna Brown, the DH Harts, the Frank Ritters, Joyce Lynn Witaker, Patricia White, Dixie Zell, “Sweet Bertie Angel and Mrs. Callabash where ever you are!