I have been meeting with Hamilton Brindley about plans for the town and revitalization of the town. He is majoring in architecture. This past Saturday I met with him and Brittany Law. She is majoring in business and wants to help with the revitalization as well. She is going to look into grants available for some of our projects. It is so refreshing to see young people wanting to give back to their town. Both of these young people grew up here, Brittany having been born here and Hamilton moving here at 9. We need more young people willing to give back to their town. These two can do a lot but they can’t do it all, so don’t wait to be asked. Volunteer. Just Do It.
The Adairville School got back in the swing of things this week after 2 weeks of fall break. Basketball tryouts will be starting, and then before we turn around they will be out again for Thanksgiving.
I feel really strange now when I walk in a store and you are surrounded by Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. I think my nephew’s son said it as good as anyone. Chris posted on Facebook that as they were walking into Home Depot, his 11 year son, Brady said, “Dad, nothing says Happy Halloween more than fake Christmas trees, huh.” What insight for someone so young.
Prayers and condolences go out to Marshall Kemp and all the family in the loss of Ryan. I remember Ryan as a little boy. We lived next door to Mr. & Mrs. Mason and he would come and spend the night with them. Mr. Mason always found a reason to come over and talk and the conversation always went to Ryan. He got a beagle dog for Ryan. Of course Mr. Mason took care of the dog but Ryan loved that dog. He would let Ryan mow on his riding mower when Ryan got a little older. At first he would fuss because Ryan’s rows weren’t straight but before long he had taught him how to make his rows look nice. Mrs. Mason always worried about Ryan’s diabetes and wanted to make sure he ate right. Little did they know at that time that Cynthia would be the one they would lose first. I know that Mr. & Mrs. Mason and Cynthia were standing right there to welcome him home and Marshall I hope you can find some comfort in that knowledge. Our prayers and thoughts are with Marshall and the family.
Coffee Bottom Girl
All my early childhood, the adults played cards, the men played High Five at Christmas, Daddy always went to the store either at Lamont or Prices Mill to play cards, Mama and Daddy played rook with my uncles and aunts, so you can see I was exposed to playing cards all my life. Well, I hope you can understand my dismay when the preacher and his family came to dinner and afterwards all the kids were playing in the bedroom while the adults visited in the living room. We had been playing board games and I had just learned a card trick and commence to show it to everyone. They all agreed that I should show the adults. Well, here I go proud as a peacock to show off this new trick. I didn’t get any cheers and noticed from the look on Mama’s face that something was amiss. Later, after they had left I found out. Mama said “Don’t you ever do that again.” I said “Are you talking about the cards?” She said yes. Well, being the kind of child I was I just had to ask why? She said that those are playing cards thinking that was enough said. I said that I understood that but asked what that meant. She said “That’s the kind of cards they used to play poker”. I said “Okay”. But it’s the same cards you use to play other games”. She said that was right but the preacher may think we play poker. Well I knew I had pushed the conversation enough so I let it pass. As I’ve gotten older I still see this same mindset. If we hide things from the preacher its okay, but as I see it God sees everything so if God sees it why should I care if the preacher sees it. Of course, that’s just me but I still don’t quite understand.
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”
To contact Donna Blake about the Adairville News, call 270-772-2175.