Hello Again To All Of You! It is so good to be alive, feel good, be of sound mind and have time to accomplish some good things. I have so much I want to do and like everyone else not sure how long I have to accomplish my goals.
Since I was a child I have had a love of traveling, meeting people from all over the world and learning about other cultures. As I have written before I have found us all to be far more alike than different. Love of family, faith, being cordial to others, a good sense of humor and kindness seems to be a universal force that makes us all much alike. Language, dress, looks and culture may be different but in the end we all are all humans.
I have written a number of times about attending the American University in Cairo many years ago. I went on a Fulbright Scholarship. That opportunity opened so many doors for me. A number of classmates were the sons and daughters of world leaders at the time. I was frequently invited home by my classmates and I always took them up on their invitations.
One such family was the Attergis. A prominent Palestinian family that lived in Cairo. I was invited home many times and I always took a gift for the mother and grandmother. I use to sit out on the veranda of the Attergis’ home with the well educated grand mother, who spoke French, Arabic and English. She frequently spoke of a grandson, Omar, who was coming to visit and she wanted me to meet him. I told her I would be happy to meet this fellow who ever he happened to be.
Several months later I was invited to the Attergis’ home for a dinner in honor of the grandsons return home. To my shock Omar was the very famous actor Omar Sherif. What a surprise! He was very handsome but far shorter than I ever expected. (I was told that he stood on a box or steps when he kissed his leading ladies in his movies.) Omar also brought his mother who lived in Alexandria, Egypt and she was one of the most beautiful women I have ever seen. Needless to say I was on the phone later that night calling home to tell them who I had just had dinner with. (Omar Sherif just died a few days ago of a heart attack. He was 83 years old. How time flies.)
The Logan County Fair began last weekend with a tremendous horse show. I took a group of friends so as to support the event. It started at 7:00 p.m and was so large that it went into the wee hours of the next morning. A tremendous event.
The fair continues this coming week with a great lineup of events. Please check this newspaper for a schedule. You can also go on line at Logan County Kentucky Fair.com and you will also find an update of activities.
PEOPLE IN THE NEWS – Martha Lane Wells is a graduate of Russellville High School. She is married to Duncan Wells and they have three children – Cindy, Tamra and Lee. Her mother is Elsie Flowers. Her hobby is working in her yard. This lady is very lovely and has a wonderful personality.
Ryan Harper is attending Lindsey Wilson College. He plans to attend graduate school. He works summers at his father’s hardware store – Farmers Hardware in Russellville. His hobby is playing basketball. He told me he was single and available. A fine fellow with a good head on his shoulders and a great future.
The Red River Fish & Game Habitat (Club) has set Saturday September 26 as its big annual fish fry day. This is one of the biggest events of the year in Logan County. The event includes lots of good fish, burgers and hot dogs for those that do not like fish, door prizes, fun auction, live music, a raffle and several big cash prizes for the lucky winners. Tickets will go on sale very soon. For more information call me at 615-389-5495.
WITH A SMILE – Last year I was enjoying a meal at Roy’s BBQ in Russellville. The place was very crowded and people seemed to really be enjoying their selves. There was an older couple setting at the next table. The lady got up and went to the rest room. When she returned someone in the room called out to her and her attention went to speaking to her friend. In the moment the lady sat down at my table thinking she had sat down with her husband. She continued talking with her friend and did notice she was at my table. I looked across to her husband and he was laughing. When the lady finally stopped talking she started a conversation with who she thought was her husband but it was me instead. It finally hit her that she was at the wrong table. I think half the restaurant knew what had happened and everyone joined in a big laugh.
Time to go. Good night Mrs. Calabash where ever you are.
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