Strawberry Festival is arriving in Adairville this Saturday. Actually Friday night Costello’s Café is welcoming back Elvis aka Freddie B. He will be singing and believe me as one who has seen him. He is very good. I’ve seen several Elvis impersonators and he is the best. So, go out Friday night and have dinner at the Café and enjoy the show. Patty wanted to do this to kick off the Strawberry Festival in Adairville. Help us welcome the Strawberry Festival to town.
I look forward every year to our rides coming to town. J. D. and Debbie Greene have been coming for many years now. J.D.’s grandfather started Casey’s Rides many years ago and started coming to Adairville many years ago. He loved coming here and became a permanent fixture in town for the week he was here. He loved visiting all around the square but most of the time could be found in the Hardware Store swapping stories with Charlie. J. D. was a little whipper snapper in those early years but hung with his grandpa and learned the business along with his wife Debbie. It’s like a homecoming for them as they pull into town and renew old acquaintances.
A note to let everyone know, the Jackson Dickinson Duel will be held on S. High Street right behind the red house on the corner of Gallatin and S. High Street. We know this is different and many will complain, but the reasoning behind it is that it is a grassy area and more authentic looking than on the street. It lends itself to a better setting. There are many reenactors coming from the Hermitage that will be part of the cast. There will be signs marking the way to the site. Please open your mind to new ideas and come and watch this reenactment of a part of our Adairville history come to life. Martina and Alexander Brindley are in charge of this and I for one am excited that we have young people that dare to change things and bring a breath of fresh air to our festivities. I think this will be a fun change.
Keep Mrs. Norene Johnson in your prayers. She is having a rough time right now and may be facing surgery. Also keep Sharon Penick, Naomi Finch, Ruth Washington, and any others in your prayers.
Coffee Bottom Girl
I ran into an old Coffee Bottom friend at a funeral last week. They lived on the State Line Road and Mama would take us to their house to catch the bus. We shared stories of riding the bus and how Maurice Jr., our bus driver, would stop the bus if we got rowdy. He would say, Now we will sit here as long as it takes for your all to get quiet and he meant it. Then when the bus got quieted down he would talk to us and make us feel so bad for being loud. Then he would take off. Boy do we ever need more Maurice Jr.s for bus drivers. I have driven behind some that the kids were up and down changing seats. I guess we would still be sitting on our bus route if we had done anything like that. Anyway it was good to see the Warren’s and reminiscence.
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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