Hello my friends in Adairville and surrounding villages in south Logan County. I am back writing a little more news a few more times. Seems that my replacement, Kelly Costello, is unable to continue. I thought she was off to a good start and I was pulling for her. Who knows? After she finishes college she may well be back and writing Pulitzer award winning articles.
One of the hardest working women in all of Logan County died Wednesday morning. Nannette Starks King lost her gallant battle against liver cancer. If there was ever a fighter it was Nannette. She has battled the cancer as hard as anyone I know.
I talked to her mother, father and brother on a regular bases. When she was a bit better I tried to take flowers by every couple of weeks. She loved flowers. Even just a few months ago she was still working in her flower beds.
Nannette served a term on the Adairville City Council, worked on making the town square park a place of beauty, served as President of the Adairville/South Logan County Chamber of Commerce, was an officer in the Adairville Historical Society and was helping establish a great local museum, was the Treasurer of the Red River Fish & Game Club, served several times as chair of the Adairville Strawberry Festival and was a strong member of the Adairville Church of Christ
Nannette had two sons and several grand children that she greatly loved and doted on. We will all miss Nanette Starks King.
Marianne Davis, the prettiest woman on the west side of the town square, and her husband Charles have been married about 55 years. They have run the town hardware store on the Adairville town square for about 36 years. Mrs. Davis has been in and out of the hospitals in Springfield and Nashville since the fall. She is currently in the HCA Nursing Home & Assisted Living Center in Springfield. She has started reading again so I know she must be better. Mr. Joe Mason is residing there as well. If you get a chance stop by and see both of them or send them a card. I am sure they both would enjoy hearing from you.
The South Logan Water Association will be holding its’ annual meeting in the next few days. Call the water department for more details or refer to upcoming events in this issue of the paper.
Trimble’s Service Center has become the largest dealer in tires in all of south Logan County. Check with them on their latest deal on tires. You may be surprised to get a very good deal on some deep tread new tires for the coming long winter.
If you need to purchase any type of gift in the next few weeks or months check with the gift shop on South Main just across from the BP Service Center.
With A Smile – When I was nine years old I went to visit some of my Cherokee cousins who lived near Old Jefferson, Tennessee. It was the summer time and I remember that they did not have electricity. They had an outside toilet, wood burning cooking stove, and outside well, an ice box, a storm cellar with lots of canned goods and wonder meals. There were lots of cousins around my age to play with and a home full of love.
I remember my Indian cousins had lots of animals. Goats, chickens, ducks, geese, milk cows, a couple of mules, three or four horses, lots of pigs and a few turkeys. I loved everything there but particularly the pigs. There was a mother sow with about six little pigs. One of those baby pigs took a particular liking to me. He ran to me every time he saw me and wanted in my arms. We became almost inseparable.
Late one night there was a rain storm coming and I went and got my favorite baby pig. The next morning my cousins found baby pig and I fast asleep in my bed. When it was time to go home I wanted to bring baby pig back to the big city with me but was not allowed to do so.
Baby pig grew up to weigh several hundred pounds and became daddy pig around the place. One thing is for sure he never forgot me and I never forgot him
Till next time. Good night sweet Birdie Angel and Mrs. Calabash where ever you are!