Believe it or not the Coffee Bottom Girl does live. She has been deterred to attending to other things for a couple of weeks. You know it only takes a moment for your life to change. One minute we were planning on going to Florida for a week and the next we are being told to cancel our reservations. I normally don’t like to tell about my family because I don’t want people to think this column is used for personal reasons. But the events of the past few weeks is such a profound example of God’s work, I am compelled to share with my readers.
Thurman has been fighting high blood pressure for some time and when we started with a new doctor, which happens to be Dr. Gotts, he wanted to get to the bottom of it. He sent him to Dr. Scoville. Dr. Scoville had some tests run on June 30 in Nashville and his resident told Thurman there was some blockage but Dr. Scoville would have to look at the results and give him a call. The next day the phone call came saying he wanted Thurman to have an arteriogram on Tuesday, July 5 and that they would call on July 4 between 5-8 p.m. Our plans were to go to the Willefords for our usual 4th of July picnic where Thurman dominates the horse shoe pitching contest along with Josh. The call came and we were told to be at St. Thomas at 6 a.m. on Tuesday and to bring a bag just in case he needed a stent. That spoiled our mood for a celebration so we just packed our bag and went to bed early. The next day when Thurman came out of the procedure room Dr. Scoville came in about the same time and told me to cancel our reservations that Thurman was going to have open heart surgery. When I looked over at Thurman he said I’m sorry and I said no this is a God thing. Dr. Scoville said he had 4 or 5 blockages anywhere from 75%-99% blocked. All I could think was what if we have been on the interstate and he had a heart attack or had been in Florida away from family and doctors that we know. There were so many what-ifs. But God had this. Thurman had surgery and had 4 by passes the next day and is doing great. On top of all this, the lady we had rented the condo from sent our money back, something she has never done before. I told her she was just part of the miracle that God had orchestrated since guiding us to Dr. Gotts. God performs miracles like this every day but every way we turned in this was truly God directing our steps as well as the others in this story. For those that said prayers, I want you to know I felt them. God is Awesome and so good and I am so thankful to be a part of this miracle He performed. All praise to Him for sparing my soulmate.
Phillip Neel and Jay Allen also had open heart surgery. God is also healing them. They are home and recovering from their ordeals as well. I know they each feel that God has indeed helped them through this. Keep them and their families in your prayers.
Keep Larry Scott in your prayers. He is in the hospital and they are trying to get to the bottom of his problems.
Keep Dick Dickerson in your prayers as well. He is having a lot of health issues and was in the hospital earlier in the week.
Work should begin soon on tearing down the old truck stop building paving the way for our new fire station to begin in the next couple of months.
Our park director, Paula Thompson, has informed me that we will have fall ball at the park this year. Sign up papers will be going home with the kids from school.
Can you believe school has already started? It seems they just got out. Time sure does move fast the older you get.
Coffee Bottom Girl
Our family reunions were this past weekend and more stories were shared. Both my maternal family and my paternal family lived in Coffee Bottom at some time. Some of my mom’s family were trying to find out where their dad’s family lived and my mom was able to tell them. It was the first reunion for one of my cousin’s from Indiana to come and he really got into the stories. They were here visiting one time from Illinois and he took sick and had to have emergency surgery for a ruptured appendix. Of course at that time something like that required a lengthy hospital stay. His dad had to go back to Illinois to work so his maternal uncle and aunt had to come pick him up. My Aunt Eunice, his mother was a sister to Marvin Trammel. Well his uncle Marvin and Aunt Ethyl came to pick him and Aunt Eunie up and on the way home, Uncle Marvin saw a rabbit or squirrel and stopped the car and got out to shoot it. He said Aunt Ethyl just fussed and fussed but that didn’t deter Uncle Marvin. I always loved visiting there. Uncle Marvin was so much fun.
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.