Helloooo from mighty Adairville, Kentucky. A great little town with a whole lot of very fine people. A town that I love and cherish. Sitting between the north and south branches of the Red River on some of the oldest inhabited land in North America. Come visit and set a spell for I am sure you will love the place as I do.
Every day I meet nice people that read this column. Seems like I can go just about anywhere in the county now and run into a reader. Guess I had better be careful and not do anything I should not do or someone will recognize me. It was fun being at the Kentucky State and the Logan County booth recently and having readers of the ND&L who live all over the state come up and say they read the Adairville column. Wow! That made me feel good!
Big news for Adairville Mayor Donna Blake called me this morning with breaking news. One of the buildings at the hosiery mill has been sold to Pro Solutions of Springfield, Tennessee. The new owners plan to have both a storage and retail sales business. They will sale both fertilizer and planting seed for the farmers. The new business plans to move in right away and be open for business in a matter of just a few weeks. The business will start off with four employees. How great it is to see Adairville gaining a new business that will bring people to town.
I love the Adairville Hardware Store where you can come in and sit a while and talk. The crowd is always changing and folks like Charlie Starks reappear several times a day. You can always pick up the latest news on who had a wreck, fire, baby, got married, is in jail or the hospital and occasionally who ran off with who. If you do not know the person the news is about you can ask for more info and you will surely get it!
Maryann Davis, first lady of the hardware store, has been ailing and in the hospital and rehab. Think she had a gall stone even though she had her gall bladder removed several years ago. Maryann continues to amaze me. She usually is sitting in her favorite chair behind the store counter. She is usually reading a new book from the library and seems to be in deep thought. Charles says she is a little hard of hearing, but let the men start whispering about a little off color joke or news and it is amazing how quickly Maryann’s hearing improves. You can’t get much past her.
This is going to be a big weekend in Logan County. The annual Tobacco Festival will be held in Russellville this coming Saturday. There will be music, lots of food booths, the traditional parade, the re-enactment of the James Gang Robbery and lots of vendor booths. I expect to see lots of Adairville folks there.
The 18 Annual Red River Meeting House Camp Meeting & Rendezvous is this coming weekend. All the activity will be on the grounds of the old church. The location on Hwy. 66 or the Schochoh Road just north of Adairville. The schedule is as follows: Friday – Demonstrations 11 a.m. & 4 p.m. , history info 2p.m. & preaching 7 p.m. Saturday - Demonstrations 11 a.m. & 4 p.m., auction 1 p.m. , history info 2 p.m. & preaching 7 p.m. Sunday - Preaching 11 a,m, Close 3 p.m.
ANNOUNCEMENT My friend Julie Palmer Henderson sent the following in. Casey Yates and Tayler Edwards are the parents of a new baby boy. The baby is Bryson James Yates. Proud grand mom is Karen Palmer. Great grandparents are Billy and Frances Palmer.
WITH A SMILE “Five Horses Is Her Name” A couple of years ago I went to Cherokee, North Carolina and the local Indian Reservation. I had lunch with the tribal chief and his wife. When introduced the chief told me his wife was named “Five Horses”. I thought that was a pretty name and wondered how she came to be called Five Horses.. After a short while I asked about the origin of the name. The chief looked at me and smiled. He then said that his wife was like five horses. All she wanted to do was nag, nag , nag, nag and nag!
Well on that note I think it is time to go. Good night sweet ladies and the highly intelligent men of Adairville, “sweet Berdie Angel “ and Mrs. Calabash where ever you are.