Maysville Kentucky Blog

The Maysville Kentucky Blog is your guide to the beautiful and historic small town of Maysville Kentucky, snuggled into the rolling hills along the Ohio River. Though this blog has been discontinued, you can get your Maysville Kentucky fix over at Ken Downing's Mason County Kentucky Blog @ http://masoncountyky.blogspot.com

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Chapter The Last; Nothing More To Write

Update: The historical tradition of Mason County Kentucky continues in Ken Downing's Mason County Kentucky Blog »

The title is a little misleading. There are in fact a great number of things that make Maysville Kentucky what it is and much of the story is yet untold. It's just how Saint Huckleberry ended his American tale, and I am just borrowing. A recent conversation with a complete stranger left me wondering how far I can personally take the story. I won't go into the details, but it left me thinking that I am a Kentuckian, not a Maysvillian. The story should really be told by someone who is. While the difference may be lost to some folks, it's no small thing, and I try my best to be as honest a man as I can be. While I may return to the story one day, I must, sadly, take my leave indefinitely.

The blog itself isn't going anywhere. According to the statistics, well over a hundred people pass here daily and I'll be keeping the archives up for them as well as future travelers. I'd also like to send a personal thank you to Mr. Ken Downing, who is true a Maysvillian, if ever there was one. His enthusiasm for the tale kept it going. I'd also like to say thanks to those who linked here, or mentioned us out in the blogosphere. Speaking of which, there's no reason not to continue the tale fellow bloggers. Just because I'm stepping down is no reason for you not to step up. With that in mind, I'll be leaving my email address up. Anyone out there with a related blog that wants to be linked to, drop me an email and I'll add it here.

I'm also releasing all of these posts into the Creative Commons. Click that little button below to learn more about it, but it basically says that you can pilfer the archives for your own purposes. Many of the images here are self-created or expired copyright, but you might want to double check on those. Some of them I just linked in and may not be released by their respective copyright holders.

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I'm sorry my friends. As Huckleberry said, nothing more to write. I'll leave you with our first post, dated November 6, 2005 below.

Yours ever,

Jeremy Parnell
March 6, 2007

A Wave Hello

One of the more charming things we encountered when my wife and I moved to the Maysville area many years ago is that when you drive along any of the roads in Maysville, and wave to a passing driver, they'll wave back! Most times they will return a smile as well. These are the things that make a small town great. As the years have passed, we have seen our Super Wal-Mart move into the area, bringing with it a small army of chain stores and restaurants. We've also seen many of our neighbors come and go. Just in the last two years, maybe as far back as five, we've seen this small town of neighbors grow like small towns tend to do across America. There's more business in the area, more people, and more traffic. Still, as times change as inevitably as leaves turn in the fall, the heart of Maysville has remained the same. Today we can look back over the seasons and see what we've always seen - people waving hello.

Other Maysville Kentucky Bloggers:

Mason County Kentucky Blog - Author Ken Downing
http://masoncountyky.blogspot.com/

<send me your web address and I'll list it here>

9 Comments:

Joi said...

I really enjoyed reading your posts - you capture the spirit of Kentucky!

5:03 PM
said...

i came to maysville in 1964 from germany. as soon as i saw the valley, the hills and the river it was like i never left germany.its still the same i do love maysville and my little valley.

10:15 AM
Ken Downing said...

Jeremy

I'm gonna take a stab at blogging.
Please add the following address
Jump right in any time

Thanks

Ken

http://masoncountyky.blogspot.com/

9:03 AM
Jeremy said...

Thank you so much for your warm comments everyone. I knew that some of the stuff I dug up was pretty unique and hard to find in one place. It does me a world of good to see it so well received.

To answer Ken Swinson's question about future projects: I'm the kind of guy that doesn't stand idle for very long : ) At any given moment I am working on several personal and professional projects both in the Maysville community and outside it. In the last couple of days I started renovations on my personal website at www.jeremyparnell.com It's a work in progress, but any major projects I'm working on will likely be listed there.

Again, thanks everyone!

1:18 PM
Robert said...

A small Maysville treasure is lost with your Blog's passing.

You were able to weed through the tall grass and find local information that was both interesting and informative.

Your daily input will be missed.

Best of Luck to you.

6:46 AM
ken swinson said...

jeremy,
sorry to hear you are finished with the maysville kentucky blog. i enjoyed reading so many interesting things about maysville by reading your blog. What is your next project going to be?

12:20 AM
Ron Lytle said...

Jeremy,
I can't begin to tell in words how much I have enjoyed this blog. I am not a Maysville native but I visit often and my roots run deep there. The information I have gathered here on this blog (about the place where my family became part of American society) is priceless and will follow me and my children for the rest of our lives.
Thank you, and all else who contributed.

12:36 PM
Jeremy said...

Thanks Ken : )

11:10 AM
Ken Downing said...

May peace and good luck go with you

6:34 AM

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