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Adair Countian Creed Lacy is remembered in a quilt being created by his widow Willa Bledsoe Lacy that turns up in today's photo by photographer Robert Ellis.

Whatever busy day is ahead, be sure to take time for Robert's feature from the Fairplay community, "A quilt, a tractor and Jasper Gadberry Country Store." I think you'll be glad, as I am, that he didn't make it to Tompkinsville that day. - Linda Waggener

More good memories of Fairplay revisited in Columbia Magazine archives from Jamie Isabelle.

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A quilt, a tractor and Jasper Gadberry Country Store

2020-10-21 - Adair County, KY - Photo by Robert Ellis, Robert Ellis

This past Sunday I initially set out with camera and gear heading towards the Tompkinsville area. For whatever reason I changed my route to include the Crocus Creek area first...I never made it to Tompkinsville. This image is the result of an embarrassing second trip to see Mrs. Lacy. I had lost her contact information and was returning to verify the initial info she had given me about the tractor and building.

I also wanted to let her know I had captured a good image from my first trip (of just the tractor and building) and would be giving her a print of choice of the image since she was kind enough to let me take lots of photos.

She brings out this quilt (in the photo) she was making and wanted to know if I would be interested in taking pics of we drape it over the clothesline. The quilt in the works is from some of the shirts from her late husband, Creed. The Massey Ferguson tractor in the pic was “his baby” and he expressed to her she was never to sell it. He was a bus driver for the Adair County school system for 46 years. And if the story needed anymore added to it, the old building was Jasper Gadberry Country Store.

I’m glad I made the second trip... - Robert

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