Caught a glimpse of this one out Fairfield Pike early Tuesday morning. I couldn't resist. Do you think he/she's glad horse show is over? Perhaps.
Congratulations to John Cooper, one of Shelbyville's own, for winning the Nashville mayoral race!
While attending Shelbyville Woman's Club this week, retired teacher and club member Nancy Barnett and I had the opportunity to have lunch together. She was telling me that she had “Little John” in her class when she taught at the Madison Street school, where the school Central Office is now located. She told me about how John use to tell the class that “he was going to be governor someday.” Of course his dad, Prentice Cooper, was Tennessee governor from 1939 to 1945; he was later a U.S. Ambassador to Peru. Looks like he's well on his way, if that's what he still wants to do.
Thanks to those who made comments on my “Savvy Auntie” blog last week. It was good to hear from you. Keep reading!
Picks for the weekend: Tractor pull at Halls Mill Triangle Club. In addition, there are a lot of good yard sales going on, including an indoor one to support New Destiny Dog Rescue. So, jump on over to N. Brittain Street. It seems like I've seen a lot of dogs running along the sides of the roads in both Bedford and Moore counties this week. It's a shame if someone is dumping them. Please don't do that. There are too many shelters where you can surrender your pooch. Find the dollars if it costs.
I saw a beautiful pix today. I couldn't take a pix. Hands-Free Law, you know.
So, I'll try to describe it to you. There was a mist of early morning fog over a declining summer cornfield. In the distance on another road I could see the faint vision a school bus.
It got me to thinking about how important the job driving a school bus really is these days. To be the one who gets those kids to school safe (read the news, one did just that this week) is really honorable. If you're interested in this type of work, see Kenny Parker at the Bedford County Schools transportation office.
When I saw that bus in the mist, I sort of got poetic. Here goes . . .
To school they ride, for security and the type of education only an innocent child deserves.With outstretched hands and smiles of confidence, they approach their school with upmost happiness. It's a good day designed for the little ones, thanks to Charlie up in the seat above. He's a caretaker with a modest but genuine love. Let the little children come, he advises. Let them come.
There were a lot of beautiful Patriot Day events happening all over this county this week. I'm especially proud of the Cascade High School FFA students for putting on such a touching flag-raising ceremony Tuesday. It was my honor to capture this historic moment on camera. To the entire student body, you make an old Bedford County schools graduate proud. Keep up the good work!
Plenty of sunshine out there. Have a beautiful weekend.