I love first days of school. As I drive to work in the morning, I see these precious children standing out waiting on the bus with their new backpacks, cloths, and shoes. They are so excited. I still remember that sense of excitement and a little dread, but that smell of new crayons and workbooks is a smell that you can remember. For Shirley and I it meant a visit to the drugstore in Orlinda to get those supplies and we always got an ice cream cone. Such fun.
Logan County Fiscal Court hosted a Common Ground Meeting this week to discuss trash pick-up and recycling. We decided as a whole to keep it like it is presently. We could go to trash pick-up every week and recycling one week of those also, but it would raise our bills $3.50 and we didn’t think people would like that. I know it is an inconvenience to have 2 weeks trash build up but recycling is the right thing to do. We must think of our children, grandchildren and what impact landfills play on their lives. If only you will take the time to recycle, I believe you will see that you have more things you can recycle and you can save room in your trash can. Anyway it will stay as it is now with recycling being the 3rd week of every month. Also, a reminder your trash cans are not supposed to stay on the street all week, only the day of trash pick-up. You must start bringing them back up to your house.
I understand Larry Scott is back in the hospital. Continue to pray for him. Mike Fowler had a defibulator put in on Monday but is home and doing good. Keep him in your prayers.
Keep the Hallman family in your prayers. Earnest (Bubby) Hallman passed away last weekend. He was in his late 70’s and still worked. He passed from this world just as he would have liked it, quickly. We will miss Bubby. He could be an example for many of our loafers around town, you can find work if you want to. Condolences also go out to the family of Ann Walker. I knew Ann had been sick for some time. I pray that God will comfort this family in the days ahead. Continue to pray for this family. Also remember the family of Anna Gunderson. Anna was always such a quiet unassuming person. She would come into my shop when I had it and do a lot of her Christmas shopping. She loved her family so much. Adairville has lost 3 people recently that will be missed greatly not only by their families but by the community.
A cousin of mine, Wanda Faye Gore, also passed away this past week. She was a year older than me and the cousin that I hung around with and played with mostly. I would stay at her house in the summer and we would play all day on the farm. She had a stroke some time ago and had not been able to talk since then. Keep her brother and the rest of her family in your prayers, please.
I understand that Joe Hughes has been nominated for the Thumb pickers Hall of Fame. What an honor. We heard him playing at Roy’s one night and he is very good. Congratulations Joe.
Well a piece of history came down this week. The Gunderson Brothers tore down the old truck stop. The new fire department will go there and hopefully a helipad if there is room. The memories seem to be flooding everyone’s mind as they saw it coming down. Many different people have owned and run that business and each one has stories to tell. I remember stopping at Frank’s gas station next door to show him Chad the day we brought him home from the hospital. He said, well you’ve had your last good night’s sleep. I thought what an odd thing to say. There was a lot of truth in that statement. In my day, the guy’s would gather there after taking their date home.
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I got into a conversation started by a cousin from Nashville on Facebook recently. She recently retired from Nashville Electric and fosters dachshunds. After a heated political debate on her site I started to thinking about such good memories of her family. We would go to Nashville for the weekend and stay at their house and they would come to the farm for the weekend. I told her one of my memories was when my dad was in Vanderbilt her mother came and picked us up at the hospital and took us to their house for supper. On the way home, she stopped by Krystal and picked up Krystal’s for the boys. I think she ordered about 100 which at that time they were like 12 cents apiece. Anyway, those boys ate almost all of those before she even got supper cooked. I told her recently that I tried to find their house and she said that it had been torn down for townhouses to be built. I saw many townhouses in the area so I had kind of thought that. I hope my kids have some memories that will bring good feelings. To them.
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.