We are so excited in Adairville. After a long time wishing and wanting we are going to be able to build a new fire station beginning in the spring. We received a $500,000 grant for a new facility. Our State Representative Martha Jane King was instrumental in helping us get this grant. Our volunteer fire fighters deserve to have a facility that makes them more efficient. It will be on the site of the old truck stop property donated to us by Lee Robey. I feel like this is a perfect site for the station. It will be a beacon as people pass saying Adairville cares.
The City Christmas dinner was last week and I had such a good time. It serves as a time for me to tell our employees, our elected officials, including city council, our fire fighters and their spouses how much they mean to this town. I am so thankful for each one of them and the service they provide to our citizens. If you see any of these people out, tell them thank you.
Condolences go out to Debbie Lawrence and family in the loss of her mother, Elizabeth Holman. Miss Holman was one of the first women I knew that had served in the military. As a young girl, I was intrigued by that fact because that was a time before women’s lib and equal rights for women. I always thought it was neat that she had served during WWII.
Also, Jim Gallagher was buried in Adairville this past week. They lived here in the 80’s and attended Adairville Baptist Church. One of their sons was killed in a car wreck while they lived here. Remember this family as well.
Ms Barbara Reynolds passed away last week as well. Pray for her son AJ during this time and as he transitions to a new life with relatives. Keep this family in your prayers.
Coffee Bottom Girl
As Christmas approaches I have many great memories of Christmas as a young child, but one of my most favorite is of getting to go to Nashville to the Parthenon to see the Nativity. It was such a reverent experience to walk the whole length of the side of the Parthenon and see every figure in the display and watch as the colors changed. The soft Christmas carols playing made it magical. Even today as I think about it, a sense of calm and peace comes over me. It always reminded me of the night of Jesus’s actual birth. The sense of something so extraordinary must have filled the hearts of the shepherds, the wise men and of course the angels. They all knew the newborn was one destined for greatness but I’m not sure they knew what He would have to endure before His life on earth would end. I know I never thought about how the story would end as I watched and felt that peace and joy every Christmas in Nashville.
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”
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