Adairville News

By Donna Blake - Adairville News

How many of us promised not to complain last winter about the heat and have already broken that promise. I can take the heat, it’s the humidity that seems to kill me. I still prefer summer to winter. Love seeing all the activity in the fields as they harvest one crop and plant another. It is such a great sight to behold.

Remember Carlene Stevenson this week as she has hip replacement surgery. She has heart problems so this compounds the risk of the surgery. Pray for a speedy and complete recovery from this procedure.

Remember the family of Dorothy Brady who passed away this week. Dorothy was such a good person with a big heart. Keep her family in your prayers.

Adairville has a new website. It is The other site had been compromised so a new site was built and is continually being upgraded.

Happy anniversary to Clay and Debbie Bilyeu. I was so blessed several years ago when I asked him to help out with the Strawberry Festival. It began a great friendship that continues to this day. Clay does so much for Logan County and Adairville. Most people don’t realize how much he contributes to this community and he prefers that, but the next time you see him thank him for all he does for our community. It will probably embarrass him but that’s okay. He and Debbie are both such giving people and I feel privileged and so blessed to call them my very dear friends. Hope you have a great anniversary.

Coffee Bottom Girl

Kids today would probably starve to death if they had summers like we did. We didn’t have all the junk food you have today so a typical afternoon snack for us was a piece of cornbread with a tomato or green onion. Makes my mouth water to this day. Everything that could be was cooked in an old iron skillet. I have some of my mother’s and some of my grandmothers iron skillets. I loved cornbread sticks and could just eat those by themselves. I wonder if kids today know anything about iron skillets. Fried chicken in an iron skillet is the best and then gravy cooked in there afterwards. Why it would make your tongue slap your brains out. Maybe that’s what happened to me. I do hope my children will be careful before they throw my ironware away or put it in a yard sale when I’m gone. Some ironware will fetch good prices. Griswold was a big name in cast iron as is Wagner. These skillets come in a variety of sizes with the numbers on the back. Number 12 and 14 are common but a number 13 could be a lucky find and if it has a lid an even better find. Always check the back of any cast iron you have before you get rid of it. A friend of mine has some with Muscle Shoals, Alabama on it and one with a very long handle that was used to cook on an open fire. I had a doctor tell me several years ago when I was a little anemic to cook as much as I could in an iron skillet and I might not have to take iron and it worked. Health benefits or not, what I would give for some of Granny’s fried chicken right now.

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”

By Donna Blake

Adairville News

To contact Donna Blake about the Adairville News, call 270-772-2175.

To contact Donna Blake about the Adairville News, call 270-772-2175.

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