Condolences go out to the family of Karl Pettis. He passed away this past week. I didn’t know him until I became mayor. He had a great personality and would come to me when he had a problem and we would work it out. I will miss Karl. Friends and family, you are in my prayers.
City Hall was egged on Sunday night. I was young once and we did some childish pranks but egging was never one of them. For one thing we were taught not to waste things and with the price of eggs today you would think whoever did it would much rather have had 4 scrambled eggs for breakfast than throwing them. Also for another thing, someone has way too much time on their hands. We have lots of jobs that someone can do that would take their minds off of doing such childish things.
While I’m on my soapbox, the library porch has been taped off until we can repair the front porch. The porch was damaged I think by someone leaning on the railing at the top or by swinging on it. Granted the concrete may have been weak but my point is too much weight was put on the top of the handrail. The city provides the building to house the library and the library provides Wi-Fi that the young people seem to enjoy. I have enjoyed seeing the young people as well as the young adults but with privilege comes responsibility and when the privilege is abused by such things as knocking the book return box off the porch, contributing to the concrete cracking, twerking late nights and other acts not known, actions have to be taken. We have taped off the porch until such time as it can be repaired and have explained this and many have been asked to get off the porch. Some have responded to the requests by staying off the porch, some have responded by ignoring the requests. Many of these are young adults that are there day and night. My first question is why haven’t these able bodied people got a job and secondly why they are unable to accept authority. We wonder why the world is like it is today, could this be part of the problem? The fact that young adults have no responsibility but want privileges demonstrates a real problem in our society. Please stay off the porch until it is repaired.
Shop Small Business Day is Saturday, November 28th. This will be a great day to shop Country Angel in Adairville. She continues to get new merchandise until the business sells. So you don’t have to go further than Adairville to buy some great gifts for those special people in your life. Sonny’s Liquidation will also be open that day and has some great ideas for gifts. Why fight those horrific crowds and end up losing the Christmas spirit when you can shop small business in your own town.
Don’t forget to get your ticket for the Chamber dinner. It will be a great meal followed by some great entertainment so you won’t want to miss it.
Coffee Bottom Girl
With all the events of the past week, I just want to say I am thankful to live in the greatest country in the world. I am thankful for my family, friends and my wonderful community. Most of all I am thankful for a loving God that promises to be with me through whatever this life brings or wherever it takes me. I am thankful to know He is bigger than all this mess that is going on and at any point can say “Enough”.
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.