Adairville News

By Donna Blake - Adairville News

On July 25th, we had our annual reunion for my maternal and paternal family. We normally have them on Saturday and Sunday but had them together this year. The reason was my mother, Elizabeth Hall had her 90th birthday on July 21st and we surprised her with a birthday party. She had a wonderful day and enjoyed all who came to her party.

Welcome to our new Principal, Kristina Rice and Assistant Principal, Ben Bruni. They bring a lot of excitement for a great year for our students at Adairville School. Welcome Ms. Rice and Mr. Bruni to Adairville.

Don’t forget September 12th will be the day for the City Wide Yard Sale. We need more participants if we want to continue having this. I’m concerned people will not come for just a few sales. So, please participate if you can.

A big Thank You to Charles and Rose Ellis. They donated the sign in the Chamber window. We will try to post news and upcoming events on this. This was a generous donation on their part and I thank them so much for it. They are enjoying their life in Florida and I am so happy for them but I sure do miss them.

Coffee Bottom Girl

As I watched people arrive at our family reunion, I couldn’t help but think of the connection these two families played on who I am. Both alike in many ways yet different. The Russell’s and many of the Copeland’s lived in Coffee Bottom at one time. They all lived on the Tyler farm and worked hard providing for their families. I’ve heard many stories of times on the Tyler farm. One of the funniest was of course everyone went to town on Saturday and stayed till Saturday night. The park downtown was full with people just visiting. Well, my Pap Russell did enjoy imbibing at times and one particular time he had enjoyed it a little too much. They said Chief Walker told my Granddaddy Henry if he would take him home he wouldn’t put him in jail. Well, Granddaddy took him home and when he got there he said, “Mr. Russell, here you are you’re home. “ Pap said yea and I sure ain’t proud of it. I miss those simpler times, front porches, visiting, really visiting with people. I wish kids today could experience the entire family playing ball, hide and seek, all those games that included people participating instead of playing whatever on a device. I hate they are missing those connections to their cousins and to friends.

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”

By Donna Blake

Adairville News

To contact Donna Blake about the Adairville News, call 270-772-2175.

To contact Donna Blake about the Adairville News, call 270-772-2175.

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