By Dick Dickerson - Logan County News

Hello Logan County! So glad to be back again! Was in Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville last week. Seems I had lost so much weight 115 lbs over the last several months that my medications were too strong. A new doctors appointment this week and new prescriptions. I do not recognize myself when I look in the mirror. Hopefully I will soon be back to 200 lbs.and 6’2” my old college football playing weight and size. It looks like I will be off diabetic shots as well. In fact I think I will be off most of the medications. Hooray! It has been something for most of the doctors and nurses not to recognize me.

It is not a secret that I like warmer weather and do not like the cold weather and the heating bills that go with a big house. So far so good! Still I will welcome spring.

Time moves so very quickly in ones lifetime. Just a few years ago I had my grandparents, my parents, their brothers and sisters and all my cousins. Now all my grandparents, parents, aunts and uncles are all gone. I have only one first cousin and my sister left. Still the Mayfield family will go on for many generations to go.

Tuesday we held a funeral for my cousin Lonzo Parks Mayfield. The month before was his sister Betty Mayfield Ragesdale. The month before another cousin Rusty Mayfield Ford. .All the dwindling numbers of the family gathered and went through our traditional practices. Every cousin from every generation was brought to meet my older cousin Sue Mayfield Williams and myself. Many wanted pictures, Still I expect the Mayfield branch of the family and it’s offshoots to continue for generations to come…

I have been back to eat at the historic Pool Hall Restaurant on Main Street in Auburn. I encourage everyone to make a visit to this historic place and have a meal or two there. It is truly Americana at it’s best! Wish I lived a little closer and I would eat there more often! My waitress is usually Brenda Thompson, who has been at the restaurant some 19 years. What a waitress!

I still haven’t gotten over the Presidential elections. As a student of history it is interesting to see America continue to evolve and the American political party system to do as well..I would love to live to see the day when we have a woman as President. It will happen! Just the right conditions are needed.

My house is decorated and five trees are up. It is pretty and I hope many get to see it. I will be announcing the open house day in next Friday’s paper. I hope you and your family and friends will stop by. A small fee will go to the City and County Police Funds as our donation.

Time to go. Good night Mrs. Calabash where ever you are!

By Dick Dickerson

Logan County News

To contact Dick Dickerson about the Logan County News, call 615-389-5495 or email

To contact Dick Dickerson about the Logan County News, call 615-389-5495 or email

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