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Precious memories of Adair County

CM gets highest accolade: Comparison to Annie Roonie's potato salad at Lowe's Drug. And writer recalls a few of the many memories which make her love living in Adair County. No place like home she says.

By Trilby Harvey Vance

Adair County. The CM is one of the many blessings we all enjoy!

Was my friend Linda (Marcum Waggener, like me a descendant of the Old Turners of Adair County) the one who came up with the CM concept?

I would compare it right up there to the smart idea of serving, Miss Annie Roonies, wonderful potato salad at the lunch counter at Lowes Drug. Remember?

Miss Alice Tabor and I enjoyed many a serving of that delicious concection on a hot summer Saturday.

Coomer's Cafe served up wonderful deluxe burgers....probably with fresh burger from Carl's Locker & Market.

Miss Alice would go into town on Saturday and clean houses for several clients.

Mrs Blair, with the parrot, who talked to people walking by on the street.

Mrs Willis the school teacher and grandmother of Greg Willis, one of our great Adair Co School board members.

Sometimes we would walk by the Miller Hotel to visit with the two ladies - sisters I believe - who ran the creamery behind the hotel.

Miss Alice and the ladies would catch up on all the news that had transpired through out the week. It was at those times I would release my cramped up toes from the confines of the tormenting shoes that I only wore to town on Saturday and to church on Sunday. :oD Precious memories!!!

Again...thanks. Love living in Adair county! No place like home! TrilbyWell.... I've rambled on enough. Again...thanks. -Trilby
Readers: The answer to the first question is, "Yes." The print magazine, "Columbia! Magazine," and the online version,, were the brainchilds of my first wife, LInda Reid Marcum Waggener, and some of my friends like to remind me of that. But that's just given me more empathy for all the other men who married so far above themselves. -Ed Waggener.

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