March 14, 2013
Hello from historic Adairville, Kentucky. Home of 900 plus wonderful people and just a few not so wonderful characters. The place I love and call home.
I have a sales contract on Peach Blossom Farm, just south of the state line, and hope to close out in the next 30 days. What a relief! A long wait, but, I hope it is real and no problems develop. I sold about 95% of my chickens at a poultry show down in Georgia last month so I will not have to keep any on top of Caroline McKinney’s bank building as I announced to her today. She told me that the only kind of chicken she liked was fried!
Actually, I mentioned the sale, of the farm, to one person at the BP Service Station at lunch today; and wouldn’t you know it, that the folks at the hardware store knew about it before I could get there. (The word was sent via Adairville’s telegraph system sometimes known as Albert in Fuqua.)
That reminds me that our honorable Judge Fuqua of Russellville won the big drawing, some months ago, at the Fish & Game Habitat. He is donating the money back to the Fish & Game Habitat for the purpose of building a nice gazebo for the citizens of Adairville. How nice of this great man. The gazebo is to be in memory of Judge Fuqua’s parents.
I was at Adairville City Hall today to pay my monthly water bill. (Sure wish we had bank draft, pay pal, easy pay or something of the like so I did not have to remember to send the payment in every month or go by to pay.)
While there I discovered that there is a new brochure on the counter about Cook’s Cave or the modern name Savage Cave. I think it is a very nice brochure that each of you would enjoy. If we ever get the cave back in the county’s and Adairville’s control it will be wonderful! The university that had it for a good number of years did not really look after it. A conservatory out west that has it’s finger in the pie has done nothing in all of these years and now wants to see what they can do to mess around with control. Wayne Stratton, our local chair, Nannette King, Donna Blake and I have all worked for several years now on trying to return the cave to local control and protection. (No one else has protected it.) If and when things finally work out the cave will be a great educational asset for Adairville and Logan County. Judge Logan Chick and Attorney Joe Ross have been invaluable in helping work things out. Our local magistrate has also been a been supporter and worked with Judge Chick, Attorney Ross and all of the magistrates on the county court.
Adairville is undertaking a countywide cornhole contest.This is billed as Adairville’s Cornhole Summer Series Contest. The winners will be the county champions for 2013. The sponsors are Lewisburg Banking Company and TB Cornhole. The information is as follows:
- Play your way to The Sweet 16, Doubles Tournament.
- $20 per player/$40 per team.
- Cash Prizes awarded at every Tournament.
- Tournament Dates - March 23, April 13, May 18, June 15, July 13,
August 17, September 14 & Sweet 16 Inv. October 19.
- Tournaments start at 9 a.m. Bags fly at 10 a.m.
- For tournament layout, rules entry call Todd 270-772-2129 or
Tournaments will be played on the square in Adairville.
Saturday March 23 will be the kick off of Adairville’s week of Easter celebration. This date is one week prior to actual Easter Sunday. The town square will busy with activity. The Cornhole Tournament starts at 10 a.m. The big Adairville Easter Parade will start at 1 p.m. followed by the big, maybe the largest in the county, Easter Egg Hunt. (Adairville and Louisville are the two towns in Kentucky that still carry on the 150 year tradition of Easter Parades in America.) Please plan to come out and support our annual Easter events. Wilna Clinard and I will chair the parade. We are asking ladies to decorate a hat and wear it to Adairville that day. We would like to also ask you to ride in our parade. Anyone reading this column is invited to be in the parade. Cars, antique vehicles, tractors, bicycles, horses, buggies, wagons, walkers, dogs, goats, fire trucks, ball teams, school classes, churches and all are encouraged to attend and to participate. The parade starting point will be the Adairville School parking lot. We really need you. It helps make Adairville a little special in Kentucky having our on Easter Parade. The Grand Marshall for the parade will be announced on Tuesday in this newspaper.
The following Sunday March 31 is Easter Sunday. Calvary Baptist Church has announced they will again be celebrating Sunday Sunrise Services followed by a breakfast for those attending. Usually a number of local churches of many denominations participate. Any who read this are welcome to attend and to bring friends and family.
WITH A SMILE A few days ago, when it was warm, several friends and I spotted three little children making “mud pies” in Adairville. What a laugh! The kids were having a great time. It brought back such fond memories.
Years ago when I was nine or ten years old I was visiting my grandparents in Whites Creek, Tennessee. My cousin, Clorinda, who was a year older was visiting as well. My grand parents lived way back in the country on Old Hickory Blvd. Their house had a “day light” basement and a stove which they used in the winter time. It was an old iron wood burning stove. Otherwise my grand mother had a brand new electric stove which she proudly keep in the kitchen accept when my grandfather moved it to the front porch to show off to the neighbors who rode by.
One summer day my cousin and I played in the basement and decided to “cook.” We made mud pies and put them on a pan that we ran in the oven. We did not have a fire but we pretended we did. After several hours we were tired and went back up stairs to snack and have some more fun. We never thought about the pies again.
Weeks and maybe months later our families gathered at our grand parents for a Sunday dinner. That’s when our grandmother announced that she had found four wonderful pies in her oven in the basement. She was so proud of them that she had kept them. For years my grand mother fondly recalled finding the four mud pies in her stove. It is so wonderful to think back to those childhood years and the making of those little mud pies. I still smile when I think about it.
Till next time. It is time to go. Good night Mrs. Isabel, Mrs. Carol, Sweet Bertie Angel and Mrs. Calabash where ever you are.