So sorry for not having Adairville news for a few weeks. I have been on a hiatus from writing, I think. My mind needed to eliminate some of my responsibilities and apparently this was the one it chose. Hopefully, I am back on a regular schedule now.
Prayers for a speedy recovery go out to Jerry (JW) Hayes. He had triple bypass surgery a week ago at Centennial. The last I heard he was doing well after surgery and the doctors were hopeful for a full recovery.
Prayers also go out to Ronnie Brown. He has had surgery and remained in the hospital. He has been moved to Creekwood, I understand. Remember Ronnie and his family.
Also, remember Carylene Stevenson, Jan Stevenson Laurent’s mother. She has been in the hospital and they have been running tests. I understand she will be having bypass surgery as soon as she gets her strength built up a little. Hopefully she will be home soon.
Also, remember David Perry. The report I got was that he was not doing well. Keep him in your prayers.
Remember the family of Harriet Wallace. She was a very special lady. Prayers to Pam and Kenny and the rest of the family.
Patty Costello called and said they will be doing a benefit for Dean McCord on August 14th and 15th. There will be a yard sale on the square, an auction and catfish dinner on Saturday night. He had bypass surgery and then found out he had throat cancer. He will be starting chemo soon.
Adairville needs people willing to join the Volunteer Fire Department and/or become a First Responder. We have an excellent group right now but we can always use more. If you have ever thought about giving back to your community in this way, give City Hall a call and we will tell you what you have to do. We especially need First Responders that are available in the day time. Chief Jim Trimble and all the Trimble crew have carried us for many years and do an excellent job on the firefighting part of the emergencies but they are not certified First Responders and cannot respond as such. I would put our firefighters and the First Responders we have up against anyone but our numbers are limited at certain times. Jim deserves a big THANK YOU for allowing his business to be put on hold if there is an emergency, so the next time you see him tell him THANKS along with all our fire fighters.
We also need help in saving some of our history. We need to start a SAVE THE HITE HOUSE and THE PETER CARTWRIGHT HOUSE campaign. Both of these homes serve as very important parts of the history of Adairville and both owners are generously donating them if we are willing to move them to a location that people could visit and enjoy the history they represent. Anyone willing to help with either historical society project please call me at 270-772-2175. The job on the Peter Cartwright house would be working with the dismantling of the home and getting it to the location to store it until a place could be found to put a village of historical buildings. We also need some trees cut and some undergrowth cut to be able to get to the house to work on it. Also, the Hite house needs a temporary roof put on to keep it from deteriorating anymore until it could be moved. If you have old tin that could be used, that would also be appreciated. Please think about helping with these projects and give me a call.
Saturday, August 1, 2015, the Hope Apostolic Church will again be having their annual Backpack give-away in the park downtown in Adairville from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Always a fun event.
Coffee Bottom Girl
As the 4th of July has come and gone, I think about the memories of how we celebrated and of how proud my dad was to have served his country and what it meant to him. I am so thankful he instilled that sense of pride in me for our country. However, I feel sometimes I’m in a dream and I have awakened in a faraway place, foreign to me in the sense that I don’t recognize it as I once knew it. The country my daddy fought for is no longer. We are and have always been a melting pot and I embrace that, yet the ones that came through Ellis Island wanted to be here and a part of this new country. They came to start a new life, built businesses and prospered. What happened, where did we go so wrong? Was it when we said ok to no prayer in school, or when we said ok to kill an unborn innocent baby, but wrong to kill a hardened murderer. Our values, the very ones this country was founded on, have completely gone by the wayside. We are now an enabling nation that in our generosity to help people, have created a monster. How do we again become the Godly nation we once were? I yearn to feel that pride again.
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.