You know even though the heat and humidity continue, fall is in the air. When you drive down the road and see smoke coming out of the tobacco barns you definitely know that it won’t be long till winter. It also seems like fall produces the bluest skies with the fluffiest cumulus clouds. Although spring is still my favorite season, fall runs a close second.
This has been another sad week for Adairville. We lost Charlie Starks. He was an Adairville Hardware regular who kept everybody up on what was going on. I loved Charlie and got to know him better when Nannette was sick. He sure did miss her. I know that they are all having a big reunion in heaven today. As I thought about Charlie, I thought about his mother, Mrs. Vera Campbell. She was a spunky lady who spoke her mind on a regular basis. Knowing her made you understand where Charlie and Nannette both got their spunkiness. Condolences go out to his wife, Martha, to his son Jim and his wife Pat, his stepdaughter and family and to all his grandchildren.
Also, remember the family of Ken Haddix. He was music director of Adairville Baptist for many years and so loved by that congregation. He was also band director at Russellville High School and I have seen many posts on facebook by former students that reiterates how much he was loved there and by his students as well.
We also need to remember Pam Nickodemous in prayer as Bobby passed away Monday morning. Pam and Bobby moved to Adairville several years ago and immediately befriended everyone. If they knew you had a need they were there. They were two of the most community minded people I know. If there was a job to do, they jumped right in and did it. Bobby will be missed by this community. Condolences go out to Pam as she adjusts to a life without her soulmate.
The water and sewer project should be completely done by the end of September. Hopefully paving will begin soon as well as repairs to the areas affected by the project as well as the areas affected by OBT who did the fiber optic. Thank you for your patience with both these projects.
I stopped by the Art Studio the other day and Dr. David Thombs was in there painting as was Charles. It is so funny the first day I saw Dr. Thombs here in Adairville was in one of Charles’ art workshops. Charles was introducing me to the many people there and he introduced Dr. Thombs. I asked him if he was a pediatrician and he said yes but retired. Well, he was Chad, my son’s pediatrician when he was little. He was the one that noticed Chad had a hearing problem and sent us to Bill Wilkerson Hearing and Speech Center. We had a long chat that day so it is always good to see him. He has joined the other three gentlemen that paint at the Art Studio on the square.
The Lady Cardinal softball team will be grilling on the square on Saturday. Go by and help them out and get some good food in return. Go Lady Cardinals
The annual City Wide Yard Sale is coming up on September 12th. Start planning now so we can have a big one and people will come back.
The Red River Fish and Game Club annual fish fry will be September 26th. You can get your tickets at Costello’s Café or from one of the officers.
I want to give a big shout out to Raymond Armistead. I miss seeing you dear friend. When Mike and Kim owned the restaurant I always tried to help them out on Sunday. Mr. Raymond and his friend from Gallatin always came in and ate. They were always later than the usual crowd because the other
gentleman came and picked up Mr. Raymond after church and they would go to the cemetery because both wives are buried out there and then they would come and eat. I always enjoyed seeing and talking to them. Mr. Raymond has and continues to be a great advocate for Adairville. Hope you are doing well my friend.
Coffee Bottom Girl
Fall always brought hayrides and weiner roasts to New Hope Church in Coffee Bottom. We always looked forward to those, no matter how cold it was you would huddle down in those hay bales and tell ghost stories and it was inevitable that someone would be along the route to do something to scare the beejeebies out of you. Then as you got older and had a boyfriend, you could snuggle down and get close and if you caught no one looking you could sneek a little kiss in. I wonder if they still have hay rides. We even had them at school for FHA and FFA. I’m sure they don’t do that anymore for fear of being sued. And remember how hot your face would get roasting the hot dogs and marshmallows. But oh how good they were. Of course sometimes you would get in such a rush that the hot dog would still be cold in the middle but you ate them just the same.
A Hui Hou Kā’Kou
“May the road rise up to meet you May the wind be always at your back May the sun shine warm upon your face And the rain fall soft upon your fields And until we meet again May God hold you in the palm of his hand”
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