It seems every time I take a hiatus from writing, so many things happen. So much sadness in our community in the past few days. My condolences go out to the families of Barbara Sue Ross Mohead, Betty Penrod, Ricky Allen, Connie Walker and Rick Richards. All of these have touched lives in our community in some way or other. Please remember these families in your prayers in the coming weeks as they struggle with the things that go with losing someone. Also prayers for my Russellville office friend, Patsy Hendrick. She lost her father last week.
Things are looking up for our downtown. We have a new pizza business next to The Grapevine. We have eaten a medium “The Works” pizza and it was very good. Welcome to Adairville and let’s help them make this a success. Others have looked at a couple of the other empty buildings as well so pray that we will get some more merchants on our square,
Well, Adairville is officially a Gigabit City. This is a big deal for our rural cities like Auburn, Lewisburg and Adairville. We will be able to stream videos and other data faster. It is a real selling point in getting companies to locate in your community. There was a gentleman there from right outside Lexington and they do not have it. We are fortunate to have Logan Telephone Co-op in our community and people on the board and in management that are progressive and realize the importance of this. Kudos to Greg Hale and all the people at Logan Telephone.
Discussion is ongoing about having a Christmas Parade on December 3rd. We are looking at having a tour of homes that afternoon, then maybe some vendors, music and Santa on the square and the parade will end on the square. It is only in the planning stages. Let us know what you think and if you would participate. Nothing elaborate just put some lights on something you could ride through and be a part of it. Maybe some music in some way. Be creative and be a part. Churches, get onboard, school get onboard. Let’s start this in a big way. Many of you may be going to be in the Schochoh parade the next day so just make this a practice run. For information call me at 270-772-2175.
Logan County is having their first hay bale contest. We need to be a part of this. Get some hay bales and get creative. Let’s put the farming capital of Logan County on the map. To get an idea of what they are talking about go on Facebook and look at the Todd County Hay Bale Trail.
Coffee Bottom Girl
Patsy, my very good friend that I mentioned above, and I not only share an office, we share so much of our lives. We have shared so much about our early lives as well as our daily lives that we feel like we have known each other forever. She knows all about my Coffee Bottom life and I know all about her Five Points, Tenn., life or so I thought. We traveled to Loretto, TN last Friday for her father’s visitation. After going through the line, we sat down on the front row, so if there was ever a chance, we might get to talk to Patsy and her family more. Well, we hadn’t been sitting there long till this precious southern lady came and sat beside me and said “Now I know everybody from Five Points, Loretto, and Lawrenceburg and you all aren’t from here are you?” She said I wanted to get to know you and thank you for coming. Well from that point on we had been friends for life. I then met so many others that I had heard stories about. The people that run Five Points Store told stories about Patsy’s dad and it quickly became apparent that this whole community was just one big happy family. Maybe not by blood, but by friendships. They were there to mourn one of their own, yet in the same way celebrate a life well lived with many friends and stories to cherish.
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.