Hello friends, acquaintances and others. Years ago someone wrote, “It is the best of times and it is the worst of times.” I like to look at it as the best of times. (Although some days I have some doubts of that.) Truthfully, life goes on, and it generally is what we make of it. I do know that if we look at things in a positive way it sure makes living a bit easier.
Adairville still needs a grocery. It does not have to be large. We missed our window of opportunity several years ago when IGA was willing to build a store on the Nashville Pike (Hwy 431). Now they have lost interest. Still, I believe that there is someone out there that would be interested and could have a nice little “mom and pop” store that would be a success. There are several ideal shops that are available in town. I know that the mayor and city council have been looking and have contacted many existing stores about the idea of locating a store in our town. Maybe they have been looking in the wrong place. Maybe a nice Mennonite family would be willing to open a small grocery, bakery sandwich shop. They do it well. If you know of such a family put them in contact with Mayor Donna Blake or one of the council members.
Jean Davis Steenbergen died on Wednesday morning. She was a wonderful lady. She was the widow of the late Carl Steenbergen, sister to Elizabeth Davis Hall and aunt to Mayor Donna Blake. She was such a nice pleasant lady. She and Carl lived for many years on North Main Street in the Spanish looking house near City Hall. The Steenbergens moved to Georgia a few years ago but after Mr. Steenbergens death she returned to Adairville. She will be greatly missed.
Have you ever attended a city council meeting? You should. See what your city leaders do at the meetings. It is not an easy job. Check with the city hall as to the next meeting date and time. It is a hard working council that cares about the town and it’s citizens.
I wish Adairville had a community building where there were after school activities available for the young people, a public meeting place and for many other activities. It is need. Possibly if and when the city builds its new municipal building it will include such a facility in it. Adaiville could use a combined city hall, fire hall, library and activity center. If it had a basement it could have a tornado shelter. There is land available next to the old and inadequate current city hall or the city block where the current fire hall and library are located.
There still seems to be a hold up on Logan County gaining control of Cook’s Cave aka Savage Cave. The university that Mrs. Genevieve Savage gave the cave to did not live up to their promise of protecting the cave nor do any continuing work, research or educational programs on the cave. The only protection, cleanup and action on behalf of the cave has been from Adairville citizens, the local historical society and chamber of commerce. The holdup seems to be a cave conservatory that is out west and has their finger in the pie. I would call it ‘blundering bureaucracy”!
Time to go. Good night all the folks at the Adairville Hardware Store and the lady who the entertainer Jimmy Duranty always said good night to.