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Old Man Winter seems to want to hang on and I for one want him to let go. Enough already, I mean snow flurries on April 15th. Oh well, it is what it is and completely out of our hands. Lots of activity in Adairville. The Easter festivities were a success. Not as big of a crowd as we would have liked but probably a 100 or more and all seemed to have fun. At least they all had plenty of candy to take home.


I have a correction on the time of the Sunrise Service at Calvary Baptist Church. It is 6 am, not 7 am. I am so sorry for that so be sure and get up early if you want to attend. I am sure you will receive a blessing. Also, don’t forget the reenactment of the crucifixion presented by the Adairville Baptist Church this Friday evening just north of Adairville.


Please remember the family of Ethyl Trammel in your prayers this week. She was a young 98 year old ready to go home to her Lord and the family is at peace with that. But the missing will continue for some time even with that knowledge. She was a beautiful inside, as well as outside and a Godly lady and I feel privileged having known her.


Also, my aunt Pearl Tuck, also 98 years young, went home to be with her Lord and loved ones. She was the last of that generation in our family and will be missed. So many memories passed through my mind as I listened to her grandchildren and nephew eulogize her. What a simpler and more family focused time they lived in. I truly feel that the breakdown of the American family has been our downfall and the cause of a lot of our problems today.


Both of these beautiful ladies saw many changes in their lives. They lived through WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, and both Gulf Wars. They were probably appalled when Elvis first appeared and shook his hips on TV and continued to today where there are no holds barred. They probably didn’t watch much tv for that reason.


Remember Ann Lett in your prayers this week as she is dealing with cellulites on her face. Of course, so far it hasn’t slowed her down a bit. She and the other ladies of New Hope Church served our family a wonderful lunch after the services. She even entertained with stories and had the entire family in stitches.


The reality show “Tobacco Wars” filmed here in Adairville will premiere this Saturday night, the 19th at 9 p.m. on CMT. I’ve read the reviews and have seen the trailer. Looks like it could be very entertaining. Wish much success to all involved. I’ll be watching.


Plans continue on the upcoming 68th annual Adairville Strawberry Festival. The Gospeltones will be bringing a message in music on Thursday evening, the 15th and I know will bless everyone. Then the Link family will be singing after the parade on Saturday and will be another blessing. On Saturday, immediately after the parade, the pergola will be dedicated in memory of Nannette King. She worked hard in all areas of the City and Chamber, but the park was one of her loves. She loved digging in dirt and seeing the beauty that emerged.


The Coffee Bottom Gal


As I’ve stated before, it was a much simpler time in the 50’s and I didn’t realize we were poor because everyone else lived pretty much like we did and when you’re a kid that’s really all that mattered. Then you get introduced to sickness. Adults didn’t talk to kids like they do today and tell them everything but when Mama came home from the doctor and I knew she had been crying, I figured something bad was wrong. Although I don’t think they ever told us anything other that she had a lump in her breast, I still didn’t understand the complexity of the situation. Cancer was not as prevalent or talked about then as it is now. We were allowed to go the day she had surgery and I will never forget the agony I saw on my daddy’s face. As a kid, this didn’t really sink in, other that it must be very bad. We sat for hours and when the doctor came out and smiling said it was benign, I had not a clue what that meant other than although my daddy was crying I knew it was happy tears. Praise God, we survived that hurdle and I had my first taste of how scary sickness can be and how families huddle together during those times. Friends too.


A hui hou kāko


“May the road rise up to meet you


May the wind be always at your back


May the sun shine warm upon your face


And the rain fall soft upon your fields


And until we meet again


May God hold you in the palm of his hand”


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