The SCDC met on July 10 at 7 p.m. An event is planned for July 28th featuring Tastee sandwiches and homemade ice cream. The cost of the event is $5, children under 3 eat for free. Clay Bilyeu will be on hand providing music. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Logan County Schools Backpack Program.
Everyone is invited to bring their finest homemade ice cream for judging. Pay a dollar and taste all of the ice creams and vote on your favorite. Last year there were eight ice cream entries. Let’s see if we can double that this year!
If you have a spring event coming up, the community center is a great place for birthday parties and family reunions. For rental information call Lori Rouse at 847-2200
The Corinth Country Market has fresh summer vegetables, including as squash, green beans, tomatoes, zucchini, and okra. Laura has blackberry and peach dessert including fresh blackberry and peach cobblers and blackberry cheesecake. Saturday special this week will be bread pudding for $5.
Store hours are Tuesday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Corinth Country Market is located on Highway 100 just past the airport. To place an order please call Laura or Heidi Miller at 847-1921.
Have a great week and be good to one another.
Red River Meeting House Newsletter:
Calendar of Events
5th Annual Blanket/Trade Day April 5-7, 2013
64th Annual Potluck Dinner/Meeting (1:00) September 9, 2012
17th Annual Primitive Camp Meeting and Rendezvous October 12-14, 2012
4th Annual Christmas Service (after parade 4:00 pm) December 2, 2012
1st Sunday of every month – church services at 3:00 pm – speakers vary
Find and read a copy of Muzzleloader magazine (Mar/Apr 2011 edition), because Mark Sage has done a wonderful article about the revival in 1800. Glenn Stanley was so impressed that he not only wrote the editor, but visited the meeting house. You can see his letter in Muzzleloader magazine (Jan/Feb 2012 edition) and another story by Mark Sage on Daniel Boone. Sage has also written a story about Simon Kenton’s conversion in Muzzleloader magazine (Nov/Dec 2008 edition).
Melanie Meadow is writing a historical fiction book that will be centered around RRMH and Crystal Chapman, a graduate student has begun doing preliminary research for a possible thesis on RRMH. We look forward to reading these.
Crystal has offered to share information about the contents of Ms. Cheek’s papers; which include copies from her collection, plus several books including James McGready’s sermons, his various accounts, Barton Stone’s and Peter Cartwright’s account and many other books and resources old and new.
Be sure and watch Amazing Animals this fall!! You will see some familiar people and at a familiar place. A 5 minute movie about George Washington will be included in a 15 minute segment about honeybees. The movie was filmed at RRMH. Familiar faces will be Harold Maxwell, James Moore and Tom Ruley. Tracey Resner, from Glasgow, Ky, is the young lady in the film with her horse. Thank you to Steve Griesen of Reel Productions, Michael Dalton of Watered Down Productions and Rick Revel who portrays George Washington.
The Moores, Vanns, Ruleys and Goves enjoyed getting a little work done on projects. A rowdy game of Mexican Train (a twist on the game Dominoes) was enjoyed by some while others worked. The food was delicious and the fellowship sweet. The Schochoh Community Center is such a great place for working on large projects, but small turnouts are causing us to pause before scheduling another sewing day for 2013.
Mrs Teddy Saulmon
Even in death Mrs. Saulmon is helping out the meeting house. Contributions in her memory have been pouring in since her death on May 6, 2012. Her daughter, Conchita Mitchell, said “Mama was very proud of her family connection to Red River. It meant a great deal to her that we keep it vital.” We will truly miss her at the annual dinner/business meetings each September. When tornado warnings forced us to have our meeting at the Schochoh Community Center (2008), Mrs. Saulmon shared her memories of RRMH in years past. We all greatly enjoyed her stories.
She was also instrumental in helping us to locate Mrs. Martha B. Cheek’s research papers that are now housed in the Filson Historical Society in Louisville, KY. Thanks to Mr. William H. Greer, Jr.
A marble bench is being placed by her family in the RRMH cemetery in her memory. She has many ancestors buried in the cemetery such as Townsend, Boyd, Offutt, Barker, Ewing, McLean to name a few.
Girl Scouts Honor Our Heroes for Memorial Day
A Girl Scout Troop, #443 from Coopertown, TN, placed 17 flags in the cemetery. Troop members were Shelby, Sarah, and Kylie; they are Girl Scout Seniors, Silver Award recipients, and Sophomores at Springfield High School. Their leader is Toni Guffey. The girls enjoyed the service project and learning more about the history of Red River Meeting House. RRMH appreciates their service.
List of Interred:
Robert Dolan Wooden, MSGT, USAF
Robert Dan Scott, CPL, US Army
George F. Meyer, Jr., S1, US Navy WWII
Marion A. Brown, PVT, US Army, Spanish/American War
Evans Hampton, US Navy WWI
William Henry Warren, COH8, Tennessee Cavalry, Confederate States Army
George Thomas Mantlo, PVT, WWI
Lewis G. Bromm, US Army, WWII
Vernon Wooden, OM2, US Navy, WWII
John Jefferson Grayson, PVT, Virginia Infantry, War of 1812
Robert E. Townsend, (Tour marker #6)
Robert Henry Hayes, Civil War (Tour marker #19)
William Henry Warren, COH8, Tennessee Cavalry, Confederate States Army
Archibald M. Campbell, General, War of 1812 & Kentucky State Militia (Tour
Robert Paisley, CPT, Revolutionary War (Tour marker #18)
Robert Ewing, General, Revolutionary War, War of 1812 (Tour marker #9)
John Sprout, COL
Tour markers are part of the self-guided cemetery tour. Pamphlets are located on the back of the wooden kiosk.
June 4th brought 16 excited tweens to RRMH for a day of history. They enjoyed tombstone rubbings, hatchet throwing, homemade butter, gun and cannon firing to name a few. Much appreciation to Darlene Gooch for including RRMH in her curriculum. Steve and Laura Gove kept everyone interested with their traveling museum and drop spindle. Thank you to Tom and Dreama Ruley for sharing history with the children.
Many people have not been pleased when they see how the pulpit was vandalized with carvings and inappropriate markings, but Corey Page decided to do something about it. A replica has been built to replace the abused pulpit and now a beautiful, new place to preach is in the house.
Mike Miller is working on another rifle to benefit RRMH. A few years ago his expert craftsmanship produced a generous start to the funds for a bathroom/pavillion. Hopefully this next gun will produce the rest that is needed so construction can begin soon. Tickets are $5.00 and can be purchased through Richard Moore 270-539-6528 or Tom Ruley 270-586-7632. You can also purchase tickets on the website (rrmh.org) through a Paypal button.
Repairs and Bids
The meetinghouse is still needing repairs. Bids are being taken so if your company would like to make a bid, please call Richard Moore at 270-539-6528. State Representative Martha Jane King has found a grant from the state that will take care of the repairs. We need to work quickly so we won’t lose this money to another historical site.
If you would like to put something in the newsletter, please contact Dreama Ruley at firstname.lastname@example.org. We send newsletters to 31 states, Canada and to the United Kingdom. Many thanks to Hillvue Heights Church in Bowling Green for the use of their copy machine. Emails will really save on the cost of postage and the emails will not be given out to anyone else. They are for RRMH only!!
Be sure and put “red river” or “RRMH” in the subject box when contacting us.
All donations are tax deductible and should be made out to:
Red River Meeting House Association
c/o Richard Moore
2459 Trimble Rd
Adairville, KY 42202
Please note on your check what project you are donating to (pavilion/bathrooms, postage or meetinghouse repairs). You can also donate on the website www.rrmh.org through the Pay Pal account. Donations are appreciated.
From the President’s Corner, Richard Moore:
As I attended the July 1st service at Red River, I picked up the registry sheet and noticed how far and wide people come to visit this very dear and sacred place. There were local people from Logan and Simpson counties, and as far away as Denver, Colorado; Belleville, Illinois; and Mesa, Arizona. People are drawn to this place through either finding relatives buried in the cemetery or just to have some quiet time with God. This newsletter as was mentioned earlier goes out far and wide, both locally and to 31 states, Canada and the United Kingdom. Please feel free to email, phone or write me to let me know how Red River has affected you.
Notes from Schochoh: My friend Shawn is a school psychologist. She has ten-year old twins, both great kids, who finally popped the question. The question every parent dreads hearing because they know their babies are growing up: “Mommy, where do babies come from?” Shawn’s twins are smarter than the average bear so when her son asked “Mommy, why do some children look like the Daddy and not the Mommy? The baby comes from the Mommy. How does the Daddy’s DNA get into the Mommy?” Shawn’s first thought as she was driving them to ski practice was, “These kids are watching way too much CSI.” Her second thought was that she was trapped in the car with two inquisitive children and there was no way out.
While the twins patiently waited in the back seat of the car for an answer, Shawn thought, “Well, it’s now or never”. Because her son had dropped the DNA bomb, she explained how babies were made, using the correct names for the anatomical parts involved. After a moment of stunned silence, the twins responded with cries of “UGH” and “GROSS”. Being the good Mom and psychological professional that she is, she couldn’t leave it at that. She went on to explain in vitro-fertilization which was how the twins were conceived. After more silence from the back, Shawn asked the twins if they had any questions. Their reply: “No, can we please talk about something else.” Shawn was satisfied that she had done the right thing. She was also fairly sure that her children would never even think of having sex.
I found myself in a similar situation when my cousin Jaime was pregnant. My two nieces adore Jaime and were overjoyed that she was having a baby. My then six year old niece, Isabel, with an inquiring mind like her father, asked me how the baby would get out of Jaime’s tummy. Having had just enough psychology classes to be dangerous, I opted for the coward’s way out. I explained to Isabel that I had never had a baby, but her Mommy had two babies so she would be the person to ask. Never one to let things go, Isabel said, “Oh come on, you must know how that happens. There only two places for the baby to come out.” I had a very good story and I was sticking to it. I referred Isabel back to her Mommy and quickly changed the subject. That is one perks of being the cool aunt; you can opt out of the hard questions and then call their parents to let them know what is coming their way.