I’ve had hard time getting back to work after a Florida trip with our son Chad and his family. Thank goodness we went on the gulf side. I think some from Adairville had quite an adventure in Disney World with Hurricane Matthew closing it down for a couple of days. Hope everyone enjoyed their vacations. I know we sure did. We had some much needed rest and relaxation and the weather was absolutely amazing.
Our school continues to be a source of much pride for our community. They continue to lead the county and remain in the top 5 at the state level in their testing scores. The staff at the school along with the parents of our students and the students themselves deserve much praise for working hard to achieve this status.
Prayers go out to the Faenza family in the death of Mickey. Their family has been a part of the community for many years with Frank running the gas station at the truck stop and Miss Ann ran the restaurant for some time. Mickey will be missed.
Also prayers to Sheila Scott and her family on the loss of her brother Jamie. He died in a motorcycle wreck so remember this family as they cope with his untimely death.
Also keep Carylene Stevenson in your prayers. She had her other hip replaced and will be in Creekwood for about 3 weeks.
Three weeks till Thanksgiving. It just doesn’t seem at all possible. Another year is closing down. Hopefully by the first of the year bids will have been taken on our fire hall. We also received word that we had been awarded a Homeland Security grant of $19,000.00 plus for new air pacs for the fire department. We continue to be thankful for all the grants we have gotten and want to thank everyone but especially State Representative, Martha Jane King for her hard work in being awarded these grants. She works tirelessly for her constituents. We are fortunate to have someone that has her drive and heart for her district representing us.
Tentative plans are being made for a night Christmas parade on December 3rd. We are going to try and have a parade that evening at around 5:30 and end on the square with Santa, hot chocolate, hot cider, caroling, and some vendors weather permitting. Start making plans to be a part of this. No need to be extravagant just light up you golf cart, gator, lawn mower, boat, and put music on it and be a part of this fun. For information call 270-772-2175.
Coffee Bottom Girl
Haven’t we become an instant society? Thurman tells me I could never have an older model car even if it was restored because I expect to get in and be in gear backing up by the time I put the key in the ignition. Well, he is so right about that but I do think there are some things I could take slower. Time for one thing. The years pass too quickly and my children and grandchildren grow up too fast. As I think about by Coffee Bottom years, I think about how we didn’t talk to anyone outside of our immediate family for weeks during the summer. We didn’t have a phone so if you wanted to communicate it was with your family. I think family time was more important then. You weren’t running from one sports venue to another nor spending time on the phone talking to others, nor texting or messaging or on the internet. You were forced to communicate. Talking is somewhat a lost art. Sometimes instant is not good.
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.