Thursday, May 26, 2005
Graduation party honors Kym Morris
Congratulations to all the Potts Camp High School graduates! A large crowd attended the commencement services at the Carl White Memorial Gymnasium on Saturday.
Remember the Potts Camp School reunion on June 4.
Roger and Kathy Clayton and Joel and Joyce Clayton drove to Saulisbury, Tenn., on Saturday to attend the 50th wedding anniversary of the Streets.Congratu-lations to them!
Patsy Boggs of Clinton, a friend, came to North Mississippi to spend the weekend visiting friends and relatives; she is a former West Union English teacher. On Saturday, Betty and Patsy drove to Tupelo to the flea market. She also visited her aunt, Mary Ellen Bowling in Myrtle, and other former teachers. I enjoyed her spending two nights in my home; she is one of my pen pals.
We were sorry to hear that a friend, Adelle Hudson, fell and broke her arm recently. Get well wishes to her.
We ask for special prayers and get well wishes for Tilda Ash, who is very ill in Baptist East Hospital. Her son, Donnal Ash, visited her.
Congratulations to the county poster winners, sponsored by the Marshall County Forestry Association. They are Rachel Smith, first place; and Shelby Wilson, second place, both students in the gifted art class taught by Sue Rowland in Potts Camp School (pictured in The South Reporter).
Mothers Day visitors of Floy Ash were her two daughters, Liesa and husband, Dr. Mike Weaver, Donna Watts and son, Evan. Grandchildren, Anna Beth McAlexander, Ashley and wife, Farrah, and son Evan, drove to Starkville to attend graduation exercises at Mississippi State College. Liesa Ash received her Ph.D. in education. Congratulations Liesa!
(Correction from last week) Chuck, not Hutch, and Charlotte Underwood were guests of Mable and Lamar Day on Mothers Day, along with Terri and Bill Kitchen.
James O. Loper from California wrote to me last week; he grew up in Cornersville and attended Potts Camp School. He and wife, Dolly, enjoy The South Reporter every week.
Doris Goodes daughter, Norma Rogers of Tupelo, and her daughter, Christy and Blake Puryear and two children of Florence Ala., visited Doris and her sister, Evelyn Bready on Sunday on Old Hwy 78 near Hickory Flat. Other recent guests were Ann Mann, their sister of Memphis, and Jo Ann Potts of Olive Branch.
A cousin, Ernestine Gravatt of Memphis, called to say thanks for the picture of Potts Camp Class of 38. (I ask Mary Minor to mail one to her.) Her uncle, Bennie Watts, was in the picture.
The daughters of Mitchell and Judy Gurley, Denise and Dana and their children, visited their cousin, Holley and Mike Muraco and son Jordon in Las Vegas, Nev. last week. (Holley is the daughter of Mitch and Jeanette Stone.)
Mary Lois Gurleys brother, John Nelson and wife, Susan, from Byhalia visited her on Saturday.
A graduation party was held for Kym (Gurley) Morris, daughter of Edward Gurley, in the home of her grandmother, Mary Lois Gurley, last weekend. Kym graduated at Northwest Community College recently.
II. Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? I Corinthians 3:16
Draw near to God and He will draw near to
you. Like a piece of metal and a magnet, a person
and God attract each other.
IV. Every time you help a stranger with an extra prayer or two you are building secret blessings that will all come back to you.
We hope everyone has a happy, safe summer.
My granddaughter, Liesa Greer Blond, has returned to France after her visit to the USA. (We miss her.) Im sure her five children at home were glad to see her; one teenage daughter, Lilah Ward, remains in San Antonio, Tx., with her dad, and is taking courses on different subjects.
Two young girls from Potts Camp School visited me last Monday; they are Candie Whitworth in Mrs. Gurleys seventh grade homeroom and her friend Lacey from sixth grade. I gave them some old newspaper clippings I had saved over the years. (They are sweet girls.)
Happy birthday to my friend, Jean Thompson on May 28, and to my niece, Belinda (Hill) Russell on May 29, also to a friend, Selma Mosley, on May 29.
Bernice Young spent two days last week in Byhalia with her daughter, Martha and Rex Ross.
Pray for the family of Doris Day and others who have lost loved ones.
Prayer list: Adelle Hudson, Ollie Mansel, Maxine Potts, Ella Rea Whaley and daughter, Willie Thomas Wicker, Lucille Hutchens, Roy Foote, Jene McCallum, Mary Jo McCallum, Jean Derryberry, Betty Fincher, Donna Marett, Evelyn Bready, Doris Goode, Larry Edwards, Martha Ross, Sank Owen, Dorothy Forester, Dene Randolph, Terrell Lowery, Hazel Cox, Diane Clayton, Juanita Howell, Lucille Pierce, Ann Feathers.
If they had not changed the location, I would never have been able to attend the services. Mother let me go with the Alvis girls, Geraldine and Louise, and their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Alvis. The singing was wonderful; many of the lovely songs I had never heard before.
Dr. Lowdy had posters placed on the stage, and he pointed to them during his sermon. (I sometimes wonder if Im the only person who remembers this?) The auditorium was filled with people every night for two or three weeks. Like any other child I was enjoying the singing and the fellowship, but when he told that if the atom were ever split, the world would be destroyed, I sat up in my seat and listened carefully.
Over the years I had forgotten about Dr. Lowdy and his sermons until World War II, when the atom bomb was dropped on two cities in Japan to end the war. It killed and crippled millions of people, including children.
Maybe God had sent Dr. Lowdy to warn the people about the atom bomb! He warns us today about things that will happen in the future, but many people dont listen.
(No one had to lock their doors when I was young.) Time has changed many things. Some are better, but many are worse.
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