October 17, 2013
Hellooo Again! Wondrous days are here in the golden triangle of south Logan. Our great farmland between the north and south branches of the Red River has produced a great abundance of crops this warm season. Not in my lifetime do I ever remember as warm a fall time with no frost until possibly this week. Most of the crops have now been harvested. The roads have been busy with heavy farm equipment and trucks skirting up and down the roads. Driving up and down Hwy 431 I can smell the tobacco smoking in the barns. The leaves are turning colors and dropping from their limbs. What a blessing for our land.
Logan County has lost a true friend of the people and very special public servant. Harold Prince died this week. His funeral was yesterday. Harold will long be remembered for his dedicated service not only to south Logan County but to the entire county. He was a titan for the working people as well as those who were in need. His influence reached all the way to Frankfort and to Washington, D.C. Harold tried to help most everyone who asked him for help.
Harold and Cecil, his lifelong partner, were a great team. They produced wonderful children and their children in turn produced wonderful grandchildren. I would not be surprised to see some of his family follow in his footsteps one day and become active in public service.
Harold was a farmer with a supreme sense of humor and an uncanny understanding of government and politics. He was a conservative Democrat. Harold cared about others. He will be greatly missed.
Adairville Block Party There will be a big block party in Adairville this Saturday. The event will be held on the town square. There will be free food and some very good prizes given away. There is a big banner hanging across the Nashville Hwy giving all the details. The event should be a good one.
Mayor Donna Blake and the city council have given a real boost to the city. By selling part of the old hosiery mill and bringing a new business to town they have helped the town one step closer to coming back. Hooray for this good deed.
If you know of someone wanting to open a small business, Adairville is a great place to locate. The town is business friendly. The mayor and city council will help you locate a building or building site. They will work with you to help see that you are successful.
If you are a citizen of Adairville please support our existing businesses. To keep them we need to support them. Have you spent any money in Adairville lately? Every penny spent in Adairville helps our town.
I had a phone call regarding the Country Angel Gift Shop on S. Main across from the BP Station. They are holding a big autumn sale this weekend. Come in and see what they are offering. I went by last week and bought a $100 worth of University of Kentucky items for a large gift basket. I took the basket to Chicago for a big meeting and donated the basket for a fund raiser auction. The basket was a huge success and brought in nearly $250 for the club. The shop has all kinds of UK items that would be good for home or office.
I spoke with Becky Tinch Wednesday evening. Seems like the state is going to put up some kind of barriers in front of her property. The beautiful wall in front of Becky’s home sits right at a curve in Hwy 431 and it continually gets hit or crashed into. The repairmen have been very busy rebuilding the block wall for years. They hardly get done before someone else crashes into the wall. Speed usually plays a major role in the “accidents.”
American Education Week will be coming soon. I will be writing more about this special week. Schools usually have open house and other special events planned. It is also a time to thank the educators and school support workers for all they do for our children. Start thinking about what you can do to express your appreciation to the men and women who dedicate their lives to providing good and safe schools.
With A Smile Several years ago I checked into the Holiday Inn – Mart Center in Chicago, Illinois. I was attending a dog show that was being held in the very large ballroom of the hotel. In the lobby there was a hotel staffer speaking to a large delegation of Japanese tourists. The staffer was telling the Japanese that the hotel was having a problem with hookers (ladies of the night) coming into the hotel and disturbing the guests. Some were actually knocking on guest rooms and asking to come in.
Later that evening I was returning to the hotel from a night out attending a play. I rode up the elevator with about a dozen of the Japanese tourist. When we got off the elevator there was an older lady in her night gown standing nearby and she was pounding on a hotel room door. All of the Japanese pulled out their cameras and started flashing pictures. I could not understand anything they were saying but the words “hooker hooker.”
As it turned out the older lady in the night gown was a hotel guest attending the dog show. She had looked out her doorway and her little chihuahua had run out her door. The lady tried to call the dog back to the room by calling “come here Sweetie”. The dog did not respond so the lady ran out of her room to retrieve her dog. The door then sprang shut behind her. What the Japanese had seen was the woman calling out come here Sweetie and then knocking on doors. Ultimately one of the people attending the dog show let the older lady into their room until a hotel key could be obtained.
The next day at the dog show the owner of Sweetie was the hit of the show and all the Japanese who attended kept right on flashing pictures.
Time to go – Good night Judy Mallory, Loretta Claypool, Judy Howell, “Sweet Bertie Angel” and Mrs. Calabash where ever you are.