Every day is one day closer to spring which makes my heart happy. I love spring when everything is awakening and coming to life. It’s kind of like morning to me, a promise of a new day and new beginning. I bought a new piece the other day at Old Time Pottery that spoke to me. It says “Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.” I want to be one that makes it happen. I want to be a part of seeing Adairville turn around. There are some that are working hard to make that happen but they need help. If you want to be a part, give me a call, I’m sure that there is something you can do and we are open to ideas. I realize we don’t have a grocery but rest assured I continue to work on making that happen. Our town could be unique in some of the ideas. Charles Brindley has led the way in making it an art community that offers a touch of art in several areas in town and bringing those from other places to our town and if we had other offerings, we could become a destination place. Many of you baby boomers that are retiring should think about getting into a business that interests you and help Adairville.
Vickie Morris will be opening the Country Angel on March 1st from 10:30 to 3:00. Then she will be opening 3 days a week from 10:30 to 4:00. She will post her schedule on the door on March 1st because this will continue through the end of March. Everything must go. This is cash or check only, no refunds. Tim wants to get everything sold including the property so that he will be able to move on. Please keep Tim in your prayers. This is a really difficult time for him as this chapter in his life comes to a close.
My granddaughter, Jenna Robertson, was chosen to be a page for Representative Martha Jane King, this Wednesday. I was able to go up to Frankfort with Jenna and her mom Jennifer and be able to watch this process. Jenna was a little nervous but she did great. I was so proud as I watched her on the floor of the legislature. She is such a treasure but I don’t think politics will be in her future. She couldn’t wait to change into comfy clothes, so I don’t see her in dress attire from early morning to late evenings besides she is pretty focused on working with young children. She loves them and they love her so I see her leaning in that direction in her future.
Another granddaughter, Emma Robertson, will be going to the state in archery the last of the month. I am very proud of her accomplishment. I know she will represent Adairville well in this tournament. I hope we can go and watch her as well.
Coffee Bottom Girl
As I think about my grandchildren and the opportunities afforded them and think back to my Coffee Bottom days, it amazes me how times have changed. I remember going on a field trip to the Tennessee State Capital as a 6th grader at Orlinda Elementary but I never met a legislator much less paged for them for a day. Add to that the benefit of knowing personally a legislator, it seems almost like a dream. As I sat under that lilac bush many years ago dreaming and talking to my faithful companion, I guess my dream included finding Mr. Right and marrying and having children and being Mrs. Susie Homemaker. Not that anything is wrong with that but my life has taken such a different path in the life I have chosen. I did find Mr. Right and have some pretty terrific kids and fabulous grandchildren yet Mrs. Homemaker, I’m not. I love serving my community and giving back to a city that has given me so much. Yes a lot has happened and changed since that little girl sat under the lilac but it’s all good and since change is inevitable we might as well make the best we can and embrace it and roll with the change so we don’t get left behind.
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.