Congressman Marsha Blackburn
7th District of Tennessee
Washington, D.C. – Fellow Americans –
We are sending our weekly Blackburn report to you a little early this week. I am certain that you and your family are much like mine and will enjoy the time to gather, eat some of your favorite foods, laugh, reminisce, and recount adventures together and probably enjoy a little football.
One of my favorite Thanksgiving activities is to have my grandsons join me in the kitchen to create some of our favorite foods and they always want to make an interesting dessert. This year, they want it to have a Vols theme, so it sounds as if orange frosting might be in my future.
Clarksville, TN – This year, inspired by a recent event I attended, I’ve been thinking about the “giving” in our tradition of Thanksgiving.
A week or so before Thanksgiving each year a group of employees from the City of Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department get together and organize a Community Feast at Burt Cobb Community Center.
Eminence, MO – I have landed in the Ozarks, in a little town called Eminence, Missouri. This area is known for it’s tourism bringing thousands of visitors per year to take part in river excursions, horse trial rides, and beautiful mountain road for the avid biker.
That’s why I’m here.
I’ve landed at the River’s Edge Resort that sits on the Jack’s Fork of the Current River. It’s breath-taking. My quarters are in a rustic old motel that fronts the river, wth a balcony that stares out at the beautiful trees and the flowing waters of the river.
Clarksville, TN – The River’s Edge Resort is located in the town of Eminence Missouri, population, 600. It boasts some of the country’s most beautiful landscape and waterways.
With 1/4 mile access to the Jack’s Fork of the Current River, visitors are treated to some of the finest in outdoor recreation. Canoeing, paddling, rafting, fishing, golf, hiking, swimming and most importantly, for me anyway, motorcycle trails.
That’s why I’m here.
Clarksville, TN – On Thursday night, August 11th, 2016 the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center hosted a gala affair to introduce the “Women Painting Women 2016” exhibit.
Also on display was a wonderful sculpture exhibit from Olen Bryant.
Clarksville, TN – If your marriage has been happy, as ours was for the 23 years we were together, the idea of being a widow is not one you ever want to encounter.
My husband’s health had been deteriorating for 12 years but death was not something we considered an immediate possibility. Life had another scenario in mind so on February 1st, I became a widow.
Although we had discussed what arrangements my husband wanted at his death, I had not fully comprehended what was facing me.
Written by Clarksville Police Chief Al Ansley
Clarksville, TN – I wanted to take the time to recognize and thank the Citizens of Clarksville for the overwhelming support that you have given this Department.
From private citizens who have taken the time to stop by our precincts to deliver food and drinks, to restaurants delivering entire meals to our Officers on duty. Citizens are constantly thanking Officers personally and even paying for meals without the Officers even knowing who they are.
Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia
Clarksville, TN – Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible, progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills, and eventually the ability to carry out the simplest tasks.
In most people with Alzheimer’s, symptoms first appear in their mid-60s. Estimates vary, but experts suggest that more than 5 million Americans may have Alzheimer’s.
The following poem is for all the caregivers out there.
Nashville, TN – For Rent: I saw the photo of the little cottage house kitchen flashing at me from the screen of my Ipad. It had a warmth I could feel from its vintage 1947 age, but was renovated smartly with granite counters and white painted cabinets.
There was a window above the sink that looked out to a yard (always a rule for every house I’ve ever lived in) with streams of light shining in, and it was there I could see the tree. Thick, old, and jutting up grandly, ignoring the busy road with cars gliding by frequently, and casting shade on the “tear-down-turned modern house” that was going up next door.
Clarksville, TN – It can happen to anyone—a call in the night that a friend or family member has been in an accident and is on the way to the hospital; a two-day scheduled surgery that turns into a major stay in the intensive care unit; or some other emergency that requires your absence from home for a week or more.
Needing to pack when you are under intense stress is a recipe for forgetting some essential that you just couldn’t get on your list at the last minute.
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