Hope everyone had a great 4th of July and remembered to “Thank a Soldier” for fighting for freedom.
Don’t forget Saturday night to bring your lawn chair to the town square and get ready to enjoy some old time gospel music with the Gospeltones. I was at their reunion concert at Living Word and enjoyed it so much. The spirit of the Lord was there and I know it will be Saturday night. I have also asked a gentleman by the name of Christopher B. Saylor, who I met in Greenville at the flea market last week to come and set up for sale his book and do a book signing. He is the author of the book “Jesus in the Olive”. It is a scriptural look at the olive tree, the olive and the olive oil and it’s comparison to the life and death of Jesus Christ. I have read the book and it is very insightful. I think Saturday evening should be a great evening in Adairville and everyone should make plans to come out.
Next week don’t forget the Hope Apostolic Church will be having revival on the town square each evening. Then next Saturday, they will have their Back to School Backpack Day in the downtown park. I am so thankful we are still able to have times to come together as a city and worship together. I pray that this never changes.
Please be in prayer for David Perry. I understand that he suffered a stroke this week. Pray that God places His healing hand on David and his comforting hand on David’s family as they minister to David. Also, keep Thurman’s sister, Lola in your prayers. She is having some health problems and is in Medical Center undergoing tests.
We are considering having a Junk Funeral in September. On the third Saturday in September we will recruit trucks and trailers to go around picking up junk and taking it to the landfill as this will be a free Saturday. I know everyone wants Adairville to look its best and as a good neighbor, I believe everyone wants their own property to look good. This is everyone’s opportunity to purge your yard of unwanted junk. We have had numerous opportunities from people that come to Adairville to analyze what we can do to entice factories, businesses or people wanting to buy or build a house here. Their overwhelming responses is that while most of the properties look great and have that small town appeal, there are certain properties that distract from the overall look by the trash and unkempt yards. This will provide everyone an opportunity to get rid of your junk and enjoy having a beautiful yard. What a great feeling that will be. More information will follow.
The “Get Up Offa That Couch Day” is being postponed till a later date. Schochoh is having a get together out there and we don’t want to interfere with that. We will let you know as soon as we set another date.
The Coffee Bottom Gal
I’ve been seeing all these ads for Beech Bend and it reminds me of the days when we would go when I was young. I know it has changed much since those days. It did have a swimming pool but not the water park. It is my understanding they still have the wild mouse which was a monster ride in my day. In elementary school at Orlinda, we went in the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade for our school trip. Our church class decided we wanted to go one time, so our teacher said we had to bring money every Sunday to be able to go on the trip. Well most of our money consisted of pennies with a nickel or dime occasionally. We had collected what we thought was enough but during preaching this particular Sunday, we decided to count it. Now, realize at this time the floors weren’t carpeted and had a slope to them as they do today. We were pouring it in our laps when something went terribly wrong and all that change hit the floor and of course rolled all the way to the front of the church. The look on our parent’s faces at that moment has been forever engraved in our mind. Not only did we know that our identity would be known when church was over because we had to pick it up, we also knew the thrashing we were going to get at home would be much worse. So, as pleasant as the memories of the fun at Beech Bend is, that memory is one of a lesson learned.
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”