Greetings from the south part of the county. This weather is getting old. I am so ready for spring. I love snow but we have had quite enough.
Condolences go out to Tim Watson and his family in the loss of Nancy. Such a shock for our community. Tim and Nancy moved to Springfield and opened The Country Angel in Adairville. It was one of the nicest gift shops anywhere and prices were competitive and better than most. From the first time I met this couple, I immediately loved them. Their devotion for each other was seen each and every time you saw them. With Valentine’s Day Sunday, I believe Tim would say to everyone, “Do something special for your spouse because life is short and not guaranteed.” We all need to let that love for our mates show like Tim and Nancy did. Theirs was not a public show of affection but you could look at each of them and know, you could see it in their facial expression and their eyes. Tim is going to miss his beautiful bride as will their children. Please keep this family in your prayers.
We had a group go up to Frankfort this week to City Days, City Nights. It was a fun and educational trip. We got to see Miss Kentucky and she sang 2 songs. Beautiful girl with a beautiful voice. Her project is going to be focused on dyslexia and she spoke briefly about how dyslexia had affected her growing up.
I’m sure most of you have heard by now that a petition is going around to have a special election on making Logan a wet county. We have a young man, Shawn McCormick that wants to come home and build a distillery. His plans include being on the Craft tour and later on having tasting and selling up to (3) bottles of bourbon. He has researched this at great length and wants to make his dream a reality. Growing up the son of a life Army father, he was able to experience many different places and people, but home to him was coming to his grandparents in Adairville. What a great opportunity for Adairville that he has that dream. I realize this is a controversial subject and I respect everyone’s opinion yet only hope that you keep open minds. My hope is that those opposed will extend the same courtesy to all that support this. What a great land we live in that we can disagree about things and still be friends.
Another young man from Adairville, Nick Riggins, has just released his second single from his album “Farmed and Dangerous,” entitled “Guitars, Girls, and Whiskey”. His first single released was the title song of the album. Both of these singles are great country songs. I hope it goes up the charts for him and he gets his big break. Nick was a young boy when he left Adairville with his mother, Lois Riggins, after his parents divorced. He comes back to the farm often to see his father and sister. Best of luck to Nick. Love your songs. Great voice.
Coffee Bottom Girl
On our trip to Frankfort, we had time to do quite a bit of talking. Basketball was a hot topic. With 2 former players in the car, we talked about why kids today don’t play all the time. Danny made the comment that during the summer, they would go to the gym in the morning and stay until night, not even taking a break for lunch. I think that electronics have replaced the looking forward to getting out and getting physical. I was outside all day. Chad spent all day outside. Now to get physical, you have a membership to a gym, use an electronic device that measures your activity. What’s up with that? I got a fitbit for Christmas and it kind of concerns me that my phone can tell me how many steps I have taken because of being synced to this device. Who else is able to find this out and other things about my life? Are we getting closer to being marked for all things? Scary thoughts. I think it might be better the old way except for heat and air conditioning. Really like those.
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.