Wednesday, May 7, 2014

A New Commissioner

Good morning and welcome Through My Back Door for a quick visit. No you can't stay too long, because I have company coming tomorrow and must clean and do laundry. But on second thought, grab a cup of coffee and stay as long as you like. I am a procrastinator from the get go!!!
Just wanted to say to let you know, Dodd won his bid for Seat B, District 6 in Blount county. Seat A was filled by a young man I met yesterday and I think he and Dodd will make a difference in Blount County. He had to be a good guy, his mother and father in law were campaigning for him! Thomas Cole is his name.
Learning he had won. His face was sunburned from being outdoors all day yesterday.
Victory Hug
Deb and I campaigning
All in all it was a wonderful day and had a happy ending. I am proud of Dodd and I know he will make an excellent commissioner and the schools and kids got a supporter.
This is supposed to be a happy post, but I have to share some bittersweet news too. Bittersweet because in some ways it is a beginning not an ending. After lots of thought Sharon and Johnny have decided to close the Hen. Yes, no more Speckled Hen. They are going to do some things for them, which they deserve. They will continue to do shows along, but the shop is closing. I want to thank all of my blog readers who have gone in there after learning about it on my blog.I have loved every day I have worked and enjoyed meeting some wonderful people. I wish them the very best.  Please note I am not saying goodbye to them. We are friends and will always be, but will miss the Hen. I know you will too.
Well thank you for coming Through My Back Door where life is good.
PS:I don't know abut you, but I am thankful for these warm days.
PSS:Please continue to pray for Lori, (Black Crow) son Jason. He is still in critical condition.
PSSS: I want to thank you for all the e-mails, FB comments, and blog comments a bout Ryan and Zeus! Don't you love a happy ending?


  1. Hi Betty!! Congrats to Dodd. My Dad had always been involved with politics since I was a child. We lived in small towns and It was so fun putting out signs and taking them down and seeing him in th papers, etc. I bet you are so proud. We need more good men.

  2. Yay for Dodd. Now you are the Mama of a politician.

    Best of luck to Dodd in his new posititon.


  3. Aww best of luck for Dodd
    Big hugs x

  4. Congratulations to Dodd and the whole family! I wish him the best of luck in his new position.
    Sorry to hear the Speckled Hen is closing. I have never been (live way too far away!), but it saddens me to hear when nice prim shops close down. I hope the owners enjoy their new freedom, however, and this new chapter in their lives!!

  5. Congrats to you all! My grandfather was mayor here in our small town for 18 yrs i think and my daughters city clerk so family still in some sort of politics.. Sorry to see a shoppe close... Loved seeing pictures of you and Karen meeting! How fun! Enjoy your day Betty!

  6. Congrats to Dodd.I'm sure you'll miss the Hen but it's good you got to meet so many wonderful people through working there. Warm Blessings!~Amy


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