This past Tuesday I was honored to host all of the correspondents and the editor, for this paper, at a very special Christmas luncheon and party. What a remarkable and fun group! My home was decorated from top to bottom and inside and out. We had lots of good food and had small gifts for everyone.
Of special note we finally got to meet the secretive and mysterious writer Tulip Green who has been writing for the paper the past several years. What a lovely and bright young lady. I do not know what I was expecting but I did not count on a beauty queen who was so articulate and humorous!
The Adairville & South Logan Chamber of Commerce held their annual Christmas Dinner on Tuesday evening at Costello’s Café. There was a full house. The food was good and plentiful. The program included a gentleman who dressed and played the role of Mark Twain. The chamber honored Rev. William Washington, Walter Ray Clinard and Mr. & Mrs. Charles Brindley.
The USA continues to lead the world in murders, mass shootings and major robberies all committed with guns. This year alone there have been 177 shootings at schools and public buildings. I do not understand it when the U.S. public is polled and 75% plus say they want tighter gun control and the NRA says no way and the congress falls in line and says yes to the NRA. In fact the NRA now calls for teachers to have the right to bring guns to school and the teachers are saying by 98% they do not want guns in the schools other than those carried by security officials. I think it amazing that at the National NRA Convention last held in Nashville, Tennessee that their leadership insisted that guns not be allowed due to safety concerns. Now isn’t that something!
DID YOU KNOW? On this date in 1973 Jack Nicklaus won the Disney World Open to become the first professional golfer to surpass $2 million in career earnings. 73% of Americans went shopping on Black Friday this year while just 36% voted in the midterm elections! In France more than 95% of the voters went to the polls in their last national elections. (The government charges a penalty fee of $50 to anyone who did not vote.)
100 YEARS AGO German terrorist cells are uncovered all over America. They had planned to blow up many industries and to assassinate President Wilson and many public officials. Fresh water was selling for $1 a barrel in much of Alaska. Einstein’s theory of general relativity was formulated. Col. William Semmons revives the Ku Klux Klan in America. Chicago’s last bar selling alcohol shuts down. Coca Cola patents its classic bottle design. Booker T. Washington dies. American women who marry foreigners are no longer citizens. Suffragettes march in New York City for the right to vote. Boston Red Sox buy pitcher Babe Ruth’s contract from Baltimore Orioles and put him in starting rotation. Future wife of President Wilson is Indian Princes of Pocahontas blood line.
As I have mentioned in my articles Logan County was settled in the 1700s and early 1800s by family members of many of the prominent founders and leaders of this country. Cousins, nephews and nieces of President George Washington settled here. Aaron Burr had cousins, possibly brothers and a child or two in south Logan. Col. Armstead who was an aid to General George Washington and later the Commander of Fort McHenry, when the ‘Star Spangled Banner’ was written, moved to Logan County. If you are a descendant of any of these people or others in American and Logan County please contact me. My phone number is 615-389-5495. I am interested in family history, stories and pictures. Please call me.
Time to go. Good night my friends and Mrs. Callabash where ever you are
To contact Dick Dickerson about the Logan County News, call 615-389-5495 or email [email protected]