Have I said before how much I love spring? It’s kind of like daylight. It promises another season of growing and the land coming to life. The birds chirping, crocuses pushing through the ground, forsythias blooming just makes you want to get outside and dig. I miss my buddy Nannette at this time of the year so much because she loved digging in dirt. There’s no doubt in my mind that there are gardens in heaven and she is definitely working in one.
There is a lot of sadness in our community. Remember the Rudolph Wix family. This family is an example that blended families work. Rudolph was an unassuming man that when he said something you could take it to the bank. All of his family along with the community will miss him in the days ahead so lift this family up in prayer.
Also, remember our sick and their families as they deal with the days ahead. A few of the ones I know of are Bill Henderson and John Rogers. Pray for healing and God to place His divine hand on each of these and their families to give them strength and love. Also Victor Romero, who is not from Adairville but has always been here when needed during the strawberry festival and other events. I understand his cancer is back so he will be having a lot to face in the days ahead. Keep him as well in your prayers.
Update on the fire hall. We are just waiting on the go ahead from the Department of Local Government. With the change in administration and new appointments taking place, it is taking a little longer than normal to get the process started. We are scheduled to meet with our project people for the DLG in mid to late March, so hopefully we could be started by early summer. Keep your fingers crossed.
Don’t forget the ongoing sale at Country Angel. Many items now 20% to 50% off plus take an extra 10% off total purchase. Open 10:30 to 4 weekdays and 10:30 to 3 on Saturdays. This is through the end of March. Final day is March 31. All reasonable offers accepted. Cash or check only. All sales final.
I received a letter from Scott Waste today saying our trash pickup is going to $15.51 so when you see it on your bill, don’t shoot the messenger, call Scott Waste. It is kind of like our electricity, groceries, gas and everything, there’s nothing we can do about it but gripe. I was quite shocked that it went up that much but a complaint to city hall will get met with sympathy but not much we can do about it. I’m not an economic major but I thought the oil prices pretty much drove the price of everything but while my gas had been getting cheaper, my ice cream cartons seem to be getting smaller at a larger price. Go figure. However those gas prices seem to be going up much faster than they came down.
I want to recognize some people that must have thought they had seen it all until a half crazed woman pulls in and babbles. I told you in this paper about our beloved Punkin passing away. I didn’t relate the details and won’t go in the full details here but a frantic phone call to Dr. Bill Smith that morning gave him my home phone to call and told him I would be on my way. While I was sitting in the parking lot at his office, she drew her last breath and this cool calm collected almost 65 year old woman fell completely apart. As I held her there and wept and knew I should start back home, I thought I saw her take a breath so I went to the Ambulance Service and through my hysterics asked the EMTs or Paramedics if they would check her. They did but I think they were more concerned with me. Those guys that morning treated me with the utmost of kindness so I want to thank them from the bottom of my heart for their compassion and for not calling the police reporting a crazy lady on the road to Adairville. I am so thankful to live in Logan County because it is full of so many good people. Thank you guys.
History was made in Kentucky this past Saturday as the Republican Caucus was held. I have never quite understood Caucuses, Super Tuesday, Super Saturday, early voting. It seems we would all do the same thing and it bothers me that on Election night the call is sometimes made as to who won before the west coast gets through voting. It just seems that so much money is spent on the process, all the candidates could just tell how they stand on issues, we could vote from home on our computers and there should be someone smart enough to write a program to weed out the ones not registered and you could get an accurate count that way. I know that seems too simple but also know someone smarter than me could surely come up with an easier way that could save the taxpayers’ money.
Coffee Bottom Girl
As Thurman and I fast approach the big 65 in March and April respectively, I am amazed at the calls we have received and literature wanting you to buy their supplemental plan to Medicare. While I consider myself able to figure out almost anything, this has been the most perplexing opportunity of my life thus far. I knew you automatically get Medicare at 65 if you retire or don’t have other health coverage. What I didn’t know that there are Plan C, D, E, F, G, H and then a prescription plan to choose from to supplement this. I have thrown away enough paper in the past few months to build a small forest and we have finally decided which plan to go with for Thurman and getting close on his prescription plan. Did you know there is a doughnut hole in prescription plans if your maintenance meds are not generic? Neither did I but apparently there is not a generic med for his blood pressure medication so he has to go to the doctor so they can decide what medication to try. No wonder you have to take blood pressure medicine by the time you get through this process. I kind of vote to eat the doughnut holes which can cause high blood pressure. At least you can enjoy that.
A Hui Hou Kā’Kou
“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”
To contact Donna Blake about the Adairville News, call 270-772-2175.