Hello my friends and countrymen! It is good to be alive and still able to do a few good things every week. I do not think old. I do not even feel old. Yet, my body tells me I am. I know that sounds contradictory but when you get here you will understand what I mean.
My friend Terri Holliday is opening a new business in Adairville next week. It will be called the Grapevine. It will be a nice consignment shop. I have already paid a visit and the store is taking shape quickly. It looks good!
The Grapevine is located on the north side of the Adairville town square next door to the Costello Café. There is plenty of free parking, a lot of nice items for sale and a restaurant next door to get a bite to eat.
It is my understanding that the Grapevine will have about eight vendors. Half of the booths have been rented and only three or four spots remain. If interested and would like more details contact Mrs. Holliday at 270-539-2101.
The state wide Democratic Party Presidential Primary will be on Tuesday May 17. Citizens will be voting for either Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders as the Democratic Party nominee for President. Here is a good opportunity for many of you to carry out your responsibility as a citizen of our great republic and to vote. There will also be other important items to vote on included with the ballot so plan to vote on election day.
I went to get a haircut a couple of days ago in a shop just across the way from Russellville’s Wal-Mart, over by the AT&T Store. There was a new lady cutting hair named Ashley Riggsby. Ashley told me she graduated from Logan County High School in 2009. She is the daughter of John Head of Russellville and Stacey Taylor of Auburn. She has a three year old son named Bentley and is engaged to Tristan Hardcastle. She also likes to prepare homemade cheese cake.
Ashley graduated from the Linsey Institute in Bowling Green six years ago and has been cutting hair since that time. Her goal is to rebuild the business at the shop she is now working at. She would like to invite former classmates, friends, relatives and others to stop by and get their hair done. She promises a good job. Haircuts are $14.95. Tuesdays $9.95. Military is $8.95.
I had a long and wonderful career in Washington D.C. I then had the great opportunity to work in Frankfort, Kentucky heading up a great organization that represented more than 50,000 school support workers. What a wonderful experience. I got to know several of the past, present and future governors of the state as well as many of the state officials and many of the elected members of the legislature. It was a wonderful feeling helping so many thousands of hardworking people and their families.
There are many days when I miss the day to day hustle and bustle of my last job in Frankfort. I spoke to groups all over the state. Teachers, support workers, legislators, parents, city and county governments and on and on. What I am proud of is the good that came out of my efforts. We had a number of good laws that came as a results of my being at the right place at the right time. There were even more good actions that came that did not require a new law.
I am so happy that I just found my old college roommate. Frederick Woodside “Woody” Wright . After we graduated from Peabody College of Education at Vanderbilt University we slowly lost contact. He married, raised a family, was an advocate attorney, recently retired and with his wife relocated to yet another state. Wow! Have we got some catching up to do. I became a close friend with Woody as well as his two brothers – Cecil and Joe. Now we have to talk back many years of our lives.
I met three lovely ladies from Lewisburg and Spa last weekend at the Chinese restaurant in Russellville. One cuts hair sometimes and otherwise I think she and her two friends are all retired and having lots of fun. I misplaced my sheet of paper with all the details and particularly their names. I have seen their faces pop up at different places I have been in the county but never knew them per say. Now I have lost their names. I thought I had first recognized them from being dancers down in New Orleans years ago but they assured me that it was not them. If by chance they read this article please call me and give me all the info again. I promise I will not lose it this time.
The big annual Adairville Car Show is upon us. Plan on driving to Adairville on Saturday May 14 for a free look at some of the finest old, new and in between vehicles in Kentucky or Tennessee. Come early and stay late. It is going to be a good day.
Well it is time to go to Rotary Club meeting so I had better close out for now.
Good night ladies of the county and to their highly intelligent men as well. Good night to Mrs. Calabash where ever you are.
To contact Dick Dickerson about the Logan County News, call 615-389-5495 or email [email protected]