Hello, hello and hello to each of you! It has been a good week for me. I feel good and am so glad to be alive. I am so happy to be active and hopefully doing good things at age 39 plus a lot of extras added on.
Things are looking good at Peach Blossom Hall. Both sets of my grandparents would be proud of me for improving the grounds as well as the house. If you get a chance drive by on Cornelius Street in Russellville and take a look. If you are at the Bethel Shopping Center just look north two blocks and there is my place at the end of the street. Just across from Southern States and the feed mill.
There is a new sign being completed for the front yard. It will be 6’x4’ and have “Historic Peach Blossom Hall 1830 & 1860” and a Peach tree printed on it. The printer does not provide the frame to hold the sign so I am now in search. If any reader knows where I might find a frame please contact me.
I have been mulching all the plants and trees in my front yard so I have become a big customer of C&J Mulch Company just off Hwy 431 south of Russellville. The price is right. I also discovered a great gift shop there which I call one of Logan County’s best kept secrets. Check it out.
This coming Saturday is the 50th anniversary fish fry at the Red River Fish & Game Club in Adairville. Ticket sales have gone very well this year. There will be some tickets at the door so come on even if you do not have your ticket yet. The doors open at 5 pm. There will be lots of good food, music, door prizes, a raffle, a great auction (bring something good like a homemade cake or pie or something that will sale) and a drawing for $1,000. (Five $100 cash prizes and one $500 cash prize.) The price is $20 for a ticket which feeds two and gives you a chance to win the money or other prizes. Children 11 and under can have the hot dog dinner for free. Come on for a lot of fun.
Yogi Berra, 90, died this week. He was one of my baseball heroes when I was a young boy. He use to make me laugh with his heavy Brooklyn accent and his wisecracks. He played on 10 New York Yankees world championship teams. He later was a manager of the Mets. What a great guy.
Jackie Collins, 80s something, British/American writer died this week as well. Her wit and savvy story telling made her a hit on the TV talk show circuit for decades. Her younger sister Joan Collins continues to keep in the public eye at an advanced age as well.
Peggy Jones,75, American guitarist died this week as well. She was one of the first women in America to gain such high acclaim as a guitarist in what had previously been a man’s domain.
I received a sweet phone call this week from a lovely lady commenting on last week’s column where I spoke of ringing the big bell at my grandparent’s home. She reminded me that the bell should have been called the “dinner bell.” I knew that when I was writing the article and should not have called it a cow bell. She correctly stated that a cow bell is what hung below the cow’s neck. I think I was writing down for a younger generation that probably never heard a dinner bell ring. Sorry about that.
Had a very good meal at Honda Haley’s restaurant in Dunmor last weekend. The place is called Haley’s Roost. It is located about five miles north of Lewisburg and on the right side of the highway across from the local Church of Christ. Heard Frank Fox and Howard, two local favorites, sing several nice songs.
If you like gospel singing then you can be in for a real treat. The Gospel Tones are coming out of retirement for a one evening concert on Saturday evening October 3rd at 6 p.m. at the Living Word Church in Adairville. Back some 20/30 years ago they were one of the famous gospel groups in America. They traveled all over America. They gave that up to raise families and live local lives. Now is your chance to finally hear the group people have talked about for many years.
Finally met the famous Junior Yoder at the Auburn Lumber Company in Auburn. I did not even know that was who I was talking to for a good while. I thought he was a customer. He has a good sense of humor! He has been married for 50 years to the same lady. Has six children. I think all boys. He and the wife have 27 grandchildren and one great grandson. He least his farm out years ago and has been at Auburn Lumber 43 years. He has also been the pastor of Providence Mennonite Church for 30 years. What a guy! (I should say what a wife he has!)
It is time to go. Good night my friends and good night Mrs. Calabash where ever you are.
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