Thursday, May 4, 2005
Mary Jarrett chosen Cook of the Week in local newspaper, congratulations Mary!
Willa Floyd, a friend for many years, died recently. We were saddened by her death and we extend our sincere sympathy to her son, John Floyd and family, and her friends; she had been sick for a long time. Willa Floyd was a retired Potts Camp postmaster and a member of Potts Camp United Methodist Church, where she was very active. She is the last member of the family of John Jones; I knew and loved her and all her family. Ive enjoyed working with Willa in the UMW and the Methodist Church Store. We kept it open on Saturday for many years.
A prayer breakfast was held on Saturday at Potts Camp Methodist fellowship hall with the men cooking the food for the large group.
We have enjoyed my granddaughter, Liesa G. Blond, visiting from France; she stayed several nights with me. She and Betty visited friends and relatives in New Albany, Myrtle, Tupelo, etc. We will miss her!
Others who visited in my home were grandchildren, Tracy Pipken and husband Bobby of Saltillo; she and her daughter, Brittney, operate a bridal shop in Tupelo. Also Tracys brother, David Hollingsworth and daughter, Sarah Lambert of Palmetto, near Tupelo on Sunday. David and Tracy are children of my son, Jimmy and Martha.
Recent guests of Polly and Edwin Churchill were Gwen Chaffin of Baldwin, Rev. Raymond Earl Hisaw and wife, Ann of Tishomingo and Maxine Hisaw of Booneville.
Congratulations to Mary Jarrett of Potts Camp for being chosen Cook of the Week in Wednesdays Northeast MS Daily Journal. Her picture, with her chocolate chip pie, appeared in the paper also.
Liesa Blond, my granddaughter from France, had some other stops to make, so she said goodbye to us on Wednesday and drove back to Memphis to catch a plane. We really miss her! Before going home, she plans to attend a medical conference.
We were saddened by the recent death of a friend, Nancy Evans, 84. She was the widow of Alfred Evans. They were members of Potts Camp Methodist Church for many years. Burial was in Lebanon Cemetery.
Happy birthday to Karen (Hill) Williams on May 7. She is the daughter of Ann and Herman Hill. Also happy birthday to Susan Howell on May 7. Happy wedding anniversary to Tim and Cherrie Shaw (daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T.M. Shaw) in May. Happy birthday to Ben Rowland on May 7. Happy birthday to Bob Hollingsworth on May 9, also to Tony Fincher on May 9, to Irene Newsome on May 9.
Jack Clayton from Bardwell, Ky., and his special friend, Ronnie Case, visited his dad, Joel and Joyce Clayton recently. They spent several days last week fishing with his dad and brothers, Ralph and Roger Clayton. Jack and wife, Linda, have three grown children and grandchildren. He grew up next door to me.
Betty Fincher got a good report when she visited her doctor in New Albany last week. We are thankful.
A Smile for Mother
Henry Tutor, who has been ill for a few weeks, is improving. We are thankful that he received a good report from his doctor. He plans to have a garden, and has been cleaning up the leaves. I enjoy eating out of my neighbor Mr. Tutors garden every year.
Prayer list: Maxine Potts, Jean Derryberry, Ann Feathers, Lucille Hutchens, Mary Jo McCallum, Donna Marrett, Jene McCallum, Roy Foote, Larry Edwards, Ruth St. John, Lucille Hutchens, Evelyn Bready, Martha and Rex Ross, Annie Spears, Dene Randolph, Dorothy Foster, Ollie Mansel. Pray for all the sick people and sad people who have lost loved ones. Pray for our soldiers everywhere, also our leaders in the U.S.A. Pray for our schools, and make them safe for the children. God answers prayers!
When World War II started, my late husbands job at the Potts Camp CCC Camp was terminated, so he decided to go to Aberdeen and look for work. He didnt want to leave Jimmy and me alone, so I told Christine Kirk about it; she had several children and lived in a small house, but she said, Why dont you and Jimmy stay with us? We stayed two nights with them and we really enjoyed it; Christine kept me laughing and the children had fun. Her husband, Abe Kirk, was a salesman and away from home at that time. Jimmy didnt want to go to my parents house because Daddy made him go to bed so early.
L.D. got a job hauling gravel to the Gulf Ordinance Plant (war plant) at Prairie near Aberdeen, and building a road there; we lived in Aberdeen four years, where I had a job in a beauty shop.
Many years later, when we were back at Potts Camp, the Kirks operated Kirks Cabins and a cafe near town. Christine and Abe had three more daughters, Nina and Norma (twins) and Betty; L.D. and I had Betty and Danny. We visited them sometimes and I talked to Christine on the phone; we were always friends.
L.D. had a sudden heart attack one day; Jimmy and Martha came from Wheeler, where he was a Methodist pastor for the first time, and drove us to New Albany to the hospital. Somehow Christine Kirk heard about it and insisted that I leave Betty and Danny with them. (My mother was deceased.)
I stayed with L.D. until he was better, and Mrs. Kirk took care of our children all that week; she wouldnt take a dime. (I did make several pillows for her family members later for Christmas.)
Ill never forget what a wonderful friend she was to me; as I said, God has sent a guardian angel many times when I needed one.
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