Summer will officially begin later in June but Memorial Day usually marks the beginning of summer for all outdoor activities. The kids in Adairville seem to be out enjoying every minute of daylight whether it is at the park, on the street or up town. I hope all of you have a safe and enjoyable summer and stay out of trouble.
A couple of weeks ago, we had an episode that could have turned really bad had it not been for our own Adairville Rural Fire Department with aid from our City firefighters. A young man decided to tube on the river with his 15 year old and 6 year old daughters. Obviously he didn’t know the rules of the river and that is you never go rafting after a rain that has made the river rise to the extent it was that day. There can be huge logs and other debris, not counting the swiftness of the water. Anyone, shortly after launching, the raft dumped them out and fortunately washed the 15 year old to the shore. The man and the 6 year old were hanging onto a tree. Kudos to Adairville firefighters who were able to get a rope to the man and he was able to tie up and they could pull them out. This could have gone way south and I hope the young man learned a lesson because he not only put his family in jeopardy but our local firefighters as well. A Big thank you to all the people involved but especially to the Adairville Rural and City Firefighters as well as the Adairville Police. I know there were others there but don’t want to name anyone in case I forget someone. But thanks to all who helped.
Construction continues on Adairville School. They are there early and stay late. It will be exciting having so much new stuff when school begins this fall. We should have a new superintendent named very soon and we are confident that he will bring some exciting ideas for the education of our Logan County students.
Adairville welcomes Paul Mullins to Logan County Schools. We’re excited to have you as our new leader of schools and know the excellence in education will continue under your leadership.
Coffee Bottom Girl
As I turned around a morning recently to go back home for my phone, I thought how dependent we have become on those little objects of conversation. Growing up in Coffee Bottom, we didn’t have a telephone and with 3 channels on the TV, I’m quite surprised we ever knew anything. I suppose when you have beans and potatoes for supper most every night, it wasn’t real important to tell anyone what you were having since odds were they were having the same. When the garden came in you had something different like green beans, new potatoes, squash and green onions. About Thanksgiving you had pork to eat from the killing of hogs. You know maybe that’s what wrong with society now, we know too much about each other’s business and not enough about our own family’s business. Seems we can’t get enough of knowing where everyone is going, what they are wearing and eating. How did we ever survive not knowing all that. I do enjoy the inspirational posts, but we got that watching a sunset, sunrise and a late afternoon summer rain. Times change and we must as well but even today I can still remember the scent of a rain coming and believe me that is a good thing.
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.