Well March came in like a lion today as I write this. As I drove to work today, for about 5-10 minutes of the drive, the wind and the rain were so bad I couldn’t see anything. The car was moving even though I had a death grip on the steering wheel. I thought about pulling over but was afraid I might get hit by another car. Anyway, I made it safe and sound to work and the sun came out and the temperature is great. I keep thinking we may still get some winter weather but welcome every day that it is beautiful. Spring is my very favorite time of year even with the pollens playing havoc on my allergies. It is just an awakening and the promise of another day.
I think the flu seems to be slowing down if attendance at school is any indication. Hopefully we have made it through another flu season and no worse for the wear.
I left out a young man that made the President’s list at Western Kentucky. Ryan Orndorff earned this honor. He is such a remarkable young man who has stepped up at many times and proved what a young man of character he is. Sorry Ryan for leaving you out earlier. So proud of your accomplishment
Don’t forget to get your favorite recipes in so we can get them in the Adairville cookbook. I need them by March 15 so I can get them typed and sent off to be able to get them back by Strawberry Festival.
We are gearing up for the 71st festival this year. The theme this year is STRAWBERRYVILLE-The Time is Ripe” This says the time is now for volunteering, starting a business, buying local, making our town prosperous. There are so many possibilities that the time is ripe for. Everyone should start thinking about putting an entry in the parade. We need your participation.
Everyone please keep Mrs. Nola Willeford in your prayers. She has been in St. Thomas with some heart issues and has been moved to Creekwood for rehab to get her up and walking so she can return home. She is such an inspiration and has taught so many of our people in town. She also has a wealth of knowledge about our town that we need to tap into. Get well soon Mrs. Nola so you can get back home.
Keep the Taylor family in your prayers. Mary Corrine Taylor passed away today. I know her boys will miss her as will her sister, Miss Julia. Miss Mary Corrine was such a delight to be around. She always had something funny to say. I know Nannette will be glad to welcome Annie home. To her family, know you are in our prayers.
Coffee Bottom Girl
Someone was talking the other day about a window getting broken. I said is Ernest T. Bass in town. They looked at me and said “Who?” I realized they were just a baby but then who doesn’t know Ernest T. Bass. Thurman and I still watch Andy Griffith every night and many afternoons. There are so many life lessons to be learned from this show. I guess it reminds me of my childhood when life was simpler. I don’t remember having an Ernest T. Bass, but I do remember some characters in Adairville. I won’t call names because they may not know they were characters even though I mean it in a good way.
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.