Hello again from my home in Adairville future home of my coming hotel. I still have Peach Blossom Hall in the heart of Russellville but I have two wonderful places in Logan County. I am looking and may add a third place on the lake for a get-away vacation place. I like houses. I like saving them and bringing them back to past glory! Some people look at an older house and want no part of it. I see old houses as places just waiting to be restored.
Two ladies are coming in to help decorate Peach Blossom Hall today. Putting up five trees and helping decorate for the coming holidays. Thanksgiving and then Christmas have always been very special times in my family. The older I get the more special the days seem to be.
A number of people have contacted me and told me that the article I wrote on the dangers of people trying to scam others had been very helpful. Several mentioned phone calls, e-mails or people coming to their doors trying to get their money. I would like to re-enforce the warnings. Beware of telephone offers in particular. Never give out your social security, credit card or bank account numbers. Don’t do it.
The following is my opinion only and not that of the newspaper. Deceptive practices come in many ways. I use to think IGA in Russellville had the lowest prices of any grocery in town. There are little signs all over the store telling of so much off on this item or that. I thought, oh boy I am saving some money! Then I paid and the bill was somewhat higher than I thought it should have been. Guess what? The store adds a 10% restocking fee on to your charges. A restocking fee! I have never heard of such a charge before. If the sign says you are saving 8% on an item and then they charge a 10% restocking fee on your bill where is the savings?
The first year I taught school I taught math and social studies. With my math back ground a 10% add on to your bill for a stocking fee does not add up to a savings for you. It simply adds to the profits of the store. I really shake my head at this practice. Legal yes. Ethical, very questionable. You be the judge of that.
Someone sent me an e-mail that I would like to pass along. There are many recovering soldiers in Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Many have little or no families at all. When you address your holiday cards this year send one to a recovering veteran. The address is: A Recovering American Soldier, C.O. Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 6900 Georgia Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20307-5001.
Nice People – As I was checking out of a store last night I ran into a lovely lady – Doris Fuller. Her husband, of 53 years, is Rev. Johnny Fuller. He is the minister at Glory Bound Church in Gordonsville, Kentucky. They live in Russellville. They have two children. A daughter named Lisa who cooks at Webb’s Restaurant and a son named Morris who is a minister in Florida. I know this is a wonderful family.
Over the years I had the honor and pleasure of teaching more than 1,000 students. In addition to teaching math and social studies I tried to instill honesty and fairness, love and kindness to other people, the responsibility of voting and the love of our country. I think I was successful with many and not so successful with a few. Former students call me on a regular basis or send cards to thank me for helping instill good values into their hearts and minds. I wish everyone would try to follow some of those goals.
Time to go. Good night Mrs. Calabash where ever you are!
To contact Dick Dickerson about the Logan County News, call 615-389-5495 or email [email protected]