Hello from Peach Blossom Hall in the heart of Russellville, Kentucky. What a town and what a county! Just so glad to be here.
Last Saturday evening a big crowd of folks gathered at the Red River Fish & Game Club. The food was very good and there was a lot of fun. There were a lot of winners of door prizes, drawings and of the auctioned items. Some great cakes went for some very good prices. When all was said and done the club raised several thousand dollars to help carry on its’ charitable program.
For some time now I have been planning to stop by the Restaurant/Pool Room in Auburn and try out the food. Was I in for a real treat. I drove over on Tuesday afternoon and caught them just a little while before closing. My what a nice big dining hall and with only one pool table in sight. The menu was large, the price reasonable and the food very good.
James and Gayle Gregory, who have been married for 45 years, opened the place in 1996. Gayle said originally plans were to have James run the pool room and that they would serve a few burgers and fries on the side. Little did they see how the restaurant part of the business was going to grow.
Today, the restaurant serves hundreds of customers every week. Their “hot bar” has grown into multiple meats and many vegetables daily. There are several types of bread and different homemade deserts. You can also order a variety of sandwiches from the grill and fries as well.
The Gregory’s also are assisted by their daughter, Carrie, by Brenda Thompson who has been with them for many years and by a sweet lady named Vickie. They are open from six a.m. till 2:30 p.m. six days a week. (Next week they will be on vacation. They are taking a cruise.)
While at the restaurant I met customers Fred & Sharron Atkinson and their grandson Clayton. Seems like they like the food and like to banter back and forth with owners ”Sweet” Gayle Gregory and her husband James. Next time you are in Auburn stop in and have a good meal.
Every once in a while I am asked how I was able to travel so much and see so many foreign countries. The answer is very easy. As a child I dreamed of traveling the world. I have always loved world history and that was my field of teaching. First, as a youth I traveled with my parents. Then as a student I studied abroad on scholarships and by funding my trips through hard work and saving. Then I found employment that allowed my traveling all over the world. Most of all I just set my sights to do it and I did. There is no magic to it and no huge bank roll. You set your goals and then work to fund it. Then you do it!
Even though the big Red River Fish Fry was last Saturday night I did manage to have a booth at the Tennessee State Flea Market in Nashville. I sold roasted pecans and 100 mums from Adairville. We moved some mums! I actually sold 88 mums and brought eight home to plant in the yard. They join some 75 that are already planted. If you get a chance drive by and see the yard.
There are still some beautiful mums for sale just outside of south Adairville. You go down Hwy 431 and pass over the south branch of the Red River. Turn left as soon as you cross over the bridge. The mum sign is just at the drive. Large mums are only $4 and extra large are just $7. You cannot beat the prices. (No yellows.)
Someone recently asked who was the oldest correspondent writing for the paper. Now the “Mayor of Spa” tells the world she is 88 or 89 years young. She has a sweet cousin who also writes for the paper and who is a little younger. I am over 60 and the Mayor of Adairville is younger than I. So I guess the oldest is Tulip Green who writes the news for the Lake Malone area! Smile Tulip!
Check the events section of the paper today. There is so much going on this weekend. I am sure you will find something nice to do and can help out a needy organization. The prices are also very reasonable.
Time to go. Good night sweet people and good night Mrs. Calabash where ever you are! (If you wonder who Mrs. Calabash is then look up the late entertainer Jimmy Durante. )
To contact Dick Dickerson about the Logan County News, call 615-389-5495 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.