Monday, August 29, 2011
Our speaker today was Ray Collins a friend of Ervins and a Mobile boy . Ray said he was so rural that he was born in his grandmothers house. He attended Barton Academy in 1043 and later Murphy High Scool. When he joined the Navy at age 17, he was determined to take advantage of the Governments offer to provide education, He was stationed in Virginia, Pensacola and Jacksonville and stayed in during the Korean Conflict. He continued his education in Jacksonville and in Memphis TN. His wife of 51 years passed away about a year ago and this gentleman has convinced our club that he is a true patriot.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
After a busy day, Deb and I went out to eat with Margaret and Charles Czajkowski. We had a great dinner then Margaret invited us to their home for wine and a luscious dessert. We also drove by the old Chickasaw Magnate School to see the ceilings falling off the building onto the ground in the back.
Monday, August 22, 2011
Today the Kiwanis presented their quarterly award for outstanding police officer. Chief Mike Reynolds and President Ervin Daily gave the award to Officer Tommy McDuffie for his thorough and excellent work in catching several juveniles who were breaking in homes on 1th and 12th Avenues and delivering the loot to a Prichard accomplice. The entire group was foiled and sent to prison. Great job, Officer McDuffie.
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Thurday night we attended the Municipal Association meeting in Citronelle where their new Police Chief spoke. Pictured are Adam Bourne in the foreground and Citronelle Mayor Loretta Presnall behind him. On Friday we had a productive abeit small Port Of Chickasaw Consortium meeting at City Hall. Paul Sousa, one of the organizers of the Saraland School Board spoke to us and the City of Chickasaw provided sandwiches and drinks.
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Today was the joint chamber meeting with Saraland at the J.C. Davis auditorium. It was catered by Catfish Junction and the speaker was Rep. Randy Davis who spoke about the financial problems which have plagued the Southern States including Alabama. The School system has maxed out it's $600,000 "rainy-day" fund and maxed out $400,000 more. Randy is pushing a bill which should help out with the reluctance of insurance companies to cover wind damage during hurricanes and tropical storms. Special recognition was given to Saraland mayor, Dr. Rubenstein and chamber president Mandy Whigham. Pictures are Dr. Rubenstein and Mayor Pittman and Randy Davis.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
And here I am at Tanners, buying a gift for my daughter in Atlanta who dearly loves chocolate covered pecans. We were shopping at Tiny Town for our Grandaughter and having a bit of lunch at Quiznos. Back to the house after spending the morning at J.C. Davis Auditorium setting up the sound system for tomorrows Joint Chamber meeting.
Monday, August 15, 2011
At todays Kiwanis meeting, Ervin and Cecilia Ann talked about the 93rd District Convention at Andulusia, Alabama. Awards were presented to Carnes Craig and George Givens, who did not attend. There are 117 clubs in Alabama with over 4,270 members. The Kiwanis reading program, RIF (Reading is fundamental) lost over $190,000 last year and we need to turn that around. New members in our club are Marilyn Jones and Bill Heard. Welcome to both of them.
Sunday, August 14, 2011
After church and a St Vincent de Paul meeting, we welcomed and old friend from Atlanta who has now moved to Pensacola, FL. Virginia Moody was here taking a class and we all went out to eat at Felix this evening. Softshell crab, barbeque shrimp and white fish made us full and happy tonight.
Saturday, August 13, 2011
As Deborahs vacation draws to a close, we decided to eat out and take in a movie this evening. We chose to see The Help, since Deb had just finished the book. I wasn't sure I would like it, but it was quite enjoyable and a rather emotional story line. I would recommend it to anyone born before 1955.
Friday, August 12, 2011
This morning we met the Seniors from St. Thomas Church and went to Wind Creek Casino in Atmore, AL. While Deborah doesn't actually qualify as a senior yet, she came as my guest. The management treated us all to lunch and of course got it all back with us feeding the slots. We had lunch with a fellow knight, Jack Kilpatrick and his lovely wife Evelyn who is in the Ladies Auxiliary with Deb. They are pictured waiting at valet service for our ride.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Yesterday, Deb and I went with Margaret and Charles Czajkowski to Fairhope to have lunch at the Wharf Restaurant on the Bay. Delicious gumbo and shrimp sandwiches were in order. We shopped at some of the stores, including the Antique Store and the bakery then bid that pleasant town adieu.
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Monday was Kiwanis lunch at the Civic Center. Our president brought in some ideas for awards for the next race, including some plates, one with the liberty bell and one with the American Eagle. We will be delivering school supplies to Andalusia next week for the kids. Our member and esteemed Chief Of Police, Mike Reynolds brought in and introduced four new police personnel, pictured above in the second shot. They are Robert "Railroad" Smith, Janet Riva, Sharon Dennis and James Moore. Of course the two in back are Mike Reynolds and Ervin Dailey. Yesterday was also my lovely wifes birthday.
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Today was Chickasaw Garden Club and both Deb and I attended. The speaker today was Ross Naze who discussed the placement of a new sign in Brooks Parkand the removal of the temporary Porta-Johns.Kathryn Johns provided the prizes and food which everyone enjoyed We will try to get estimates on putting in the sign in the Park.