What beautiful weather we are having. The trees aren’t giving us the most beautiful fall but the skies are giving us their bluest. I’m sure the farmers would like to have some rain. As I drive home in the afternoon, there is sure a lot of dust being stirred up as they harvest their soybean crop. Everyone says this winter will be worse than last. The wooly worms seem to attest to that theory but only our Creator knows for sure what kind of winter we will have.
Keep Jim Clinard and his family in your prayers. He has been in the hospital in Springfield.
There was a man hurt last week in an auger on a farm in the Schochoh area. He was life flighted to Vanderbilt. Remember him and his family in your prayers.
The City was awarded a $20,000 grant to buy a Polaris and Trailer for the Fire Department. This will be equipped with a body board and water tank. It can be used to go in places where a truck might not be able to maneuver. This is one of those things that you hope you never have to use but will be great should the need ever arise.
We are hoping to hear soon on a couple of other grants we have applied for. One is for the community park and the other is for building a new fire station. Both of these will be great opportunities for our city.
Coffee Bottom Girl
The Copeland clan got together for dinner last Saturday. This is my mother’s first cousins. I was driving home last week from Bowling Green and thought we needed to do this since one of the cousins goes to Florida for the winter. It was a loud and fun evening. Stories we’ve heard many times and then some new ones. A lot of time was spent on 4 of the cousins about the same age, 3 boys and a girl. She hung out with them because there were no girls her age. It seems the boys love to terrorize her every chance they got. When she went to the outhouse, they would lock her in and proceed to bombard the building with rocks. Then one time one of the boys had a bb gun and bragged about what a good shot he was. She of course had to say he couldn’t shoot anything at which point he shot her right beside her eye. She bears the scar to this day. Anyway, they all got a whipping for their escapade. That turned the conversation to the fact that none of us felt unloved or abused because of that and we all agreed more of that type discipline might solve some of the problems today. Those moments with family I cherish.
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.