she may not have been pushing a plow or riding in a combine, Morgan
County native Kathy Lindsey worked in agriculture for more than 40 years
worked at the Farm Service Agency (FSA, then known as ASCS) for 18 years
in Hartselle and Moulton, and for the Alabama Cooperative Extension
System (ACES) for 24 years in Hartselle," said Kathy.
she was helping farmers or 4-Hers, Kathy said both jobs were wonderful
because of the delightful people she met.
FSA, our clients were really genuinely good people, and I made some
close friends there," said Kathy.
she went to apply for the job with FSA, a friend led her through the
crowd of customers back to the people she needed to see about the job.
started work there the next day, because they needed somebody so
bad," she remembered.
deciding to return to work after staying home with her children a few
years, a friend from FSA told her about an opening at the Extension
Houston, who hired me for that job, is one of my favorite people and I
actually knew him from my time in 4-H when I was growing up," she
felt her co-workers at the Extension office were really more like
were really understanding about taking time off if one of my children
were sick or something, and it was a great place to work," she
her retirement in January, Kathy has continued to work part-time for
ACES, filling in for employees who need time off.
really helped me transition from working full-time for so long to not
working," said Kathy, although she’s not opposed to retirement.
highly recommend it," she said, adding she doesn’t mind filling
her available time with visits from her grandchildren, Emma (8) and
friend of mine told me I wouldn’t believe how crazy I’d be over my
grandchildren, and she was so right. They do just make you crazy you
love them so much. I really am enjoying them," stated Kathy.
has two sons. Shane and his wife Selena are the parents of Emma and
Calvin, while Justin and his wife Brooke are currently living with
building a new home and their old one sold in just three weeks. Even
though Justin works full-time, he insists on cooking every night while
he’s here, so I let him. I keep telling them to just rent out their
new house when it’s finished and stay with me," joked Kathy.
always enjoyed cooking and draws a lot of her kitchen inspiration from
dear friend and fellow ACES retiree Barbara Lee.
a really good cook and a really good friend. She and I still have lunch
together once a month, and we really enjoy each other’s company,"
recipe Kathy shares for Mexican Cornbread actually came from her friend
Barbara and many of Kathy’s recipes were passed along from other
ease into October and anticipate shorter days and cooler evenings, a
bowl of Taco Soup served with Mexican Cornbread would make a great
finish to a fall day. And for those wanting an early and convenient
taste of the holidays, Kathy offered her version of Crock Pot
Henderson is a freelance writer from Troy