burned to the ground on New Year’s Eve 2010. It has been rebuilt thanks to the support of the community. The planned reopening date is shortly after Thanksgiving. 37 of the previous employees will resume their previous positions. A job fair was held on the grounds at Haddad’s on Monday. Over 450 people responded to fill out applications to fill 10 – 12 positions; 7 full time and the rest part time.
This speaks as to how desperate people are for jobs here and all across the country. One 55 year old man that has been out of work for over 2 years stated that he would do anything, he didn’t care what was involved. It is so sad the state our economy is in. I thank God each day that I am blessed to have a retirement and good health insurance.
The weather has been near perfect the last couple of days although it is supposed to be much colder today. Temps to fall to upper 30s or lower 40s by Thursday night.
I feel really remiss that I forgot to mention 12 September was the 80th birthday of my favorite classic country singer of all time, George Jones. For many years I belonged to his fan club. When Jim became ill was when I let the membership lapse. Just too many things for me to keep up with. I have seen Jones in concert many times including his final concert with Tammy Wynette titled ‘One.’ I even have a picture hidden away somewhere of me giving old George a hug. I have about 130 of his CDs and lots of autographed pictures of him. One of these days I am going to list it all on Craig’s List.
This is not a very good picture of George Jones. It was taken backstage at a concert in Ashland Kentucky. I was next in line to get my picture taken with George. I am still looking for that picture.
I need to get a move on. My tune woke me up this morning at 6 AM. I went back to sleep till 6:30. Now it is time for breakfast. I haven’t had my workout yet either and I need to go to the grocery store. You all stay safe and be happy!!