Hello again from here at historic Peach Blossom Hall in the heart of Logan County, Kentucky. I say, thank goodness for air conditioning. Without it folks would be falling out all over town.
The Red River Fish & Game Habitat (501-c-3 Non Profit) is holding its’ 50th Anniversary fish fry Saturday September 26 at 5 p.m. in Adairville. Great fried fish, beans, slaw, hush puppies, dessert and tea. The great fun event will also feature a live band, lots of door prizes and a fun auction. Five $100 dollar bills will be given away as well as other larger amounts of money. You must hold a ticket to win the money. There are only 300 tickets. The tickets are $20 each and will feed two. There is no charge for children 12 and under as long as they eat the hot dog plate. (Hot dog, chips and drink.) This is one of the longest continuous events in the county. The annual Strawberry Festival being almost 70 years is the oldest. Make plans to attend. The public is invited. Tickets are available from any club officer.
When tickets were given out to the board members each of us received 25 tickets. I took 50. I am the oldest board member and in all this heat I have now sold 100 tickets. I am now planning to sell a few more. I challenge each board member to sell their tickets. It all starts with just asking folks!
The 24 hour Five Star Service Station/Grocery in Russellville probably is the busiest in all of Logan County. The price is right on gas and I sure like their milkshakes and fountain drinks. They have been busy for the past several weeks training staff to go to their newest store in Elkton. The new Elkton store opens this week. I am hoping to get over there several times in the next few days for some of their grand opening specials. (I am also hoping this article gets in this Fridays’ paper and not next Tuesdays so that it will be timely.)
There was a time when most of our towns each had a little newspaper, multiple groceries, a movie house, their own high school, their own hotels, their own doctors, their shops and stores, their factories and much more. Most of that is gone now. I wish it wasn’t but time marches on.
Roads are better, television came and grew, super stores and discount markets, malls and shopping centers arrived, modern motels and the Internet all arrived. Everyone has a car or truck now and they cruse up and down the highways. Fast food, frozen food, pizza, drive inns and micro wave is now the norm.
I don’t know what happened to the 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. curfews. Young married couples expect to start off with homes and cars that are bigger and nicer than what their parents have and took a life time to get. And the parents and grand- parents give it to them so what do you expect. If you say no you are being unreasonable.
I wonder who is going to give it to them when the current middle class is gone and buried? Who is going to pay the taxes, buy the houses and autos, buy the furniture, pay the bills and keep this great America afloat? Everyone can’t be a taker! Supply and demand does not work that way.
The other day at the Costello Café in Adairville I heard a young married couple discussing who was going to pay their rent, utilities and car payment and even pay for their lunch that day. The young fellow looked at me and said “mama is not here, I don’t know what we are going to do!” I inquired, do you have a job. He said neither of them did and they were expecting a baby. I suggested they both get a job. You would have thought I had insulted both of them. Somebody has to pay and what happens when mama is not around anymore!
The old fashioned work ethic is in sharp decline in this country today. I commend the parents who work hard and teach their children the work ethic. As a former teacher I always taught that there was great honor in working, planning and goal setting. The work ethic is what made this country great and this is what is needed to keep our country great. The current minimum wage will not buy a lot but it is sure more than no money at all.
The USA has about 5% of the world’s population and 25% of the people locked up in the world. We use to have 50% plus of the world’s wealth but that is rapidly declining. Somebody needs to wake up. It seems we have lost our way.
TIME TO GO – Good night Charlie Starks, Nola T. Willeford, Virginia Lloyd, T.G. Pitts, Alberta Sanders, Peggy and Ralph Brewer, Della Jackson, Bubba Hallman, Myrna Stewart, Shirley and John Lee Barnes and Mrs. Calabash where ever you are?
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