By Dale Hollingsworth
Shaw celebrates birthday
Shaw of Holly Springs celebrated her recent birthday at
the Cracker Barrel. Attending were her husband, Knowlton
Shaw, and her children, Ervin Ray, Steve, Barry and Lela
Hale, along with grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Betty Love grew up in Potts Camp; she was Betty
Smithwick. Her mother was my dear friend, the late Sally
Ball Clayton; her brother is Bobby Smithwick.
shower was held on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 16, for Heather
Ray, daughter of Carol Gurley, at the home of Jonna and
Kevin Shaw (her brother). She received many lovely gifts
and many friends and relatives attended.
to Heather Ray and John Michael Hodges, of Jackson,
Tenn., on their recent engagement. The marriage will be
held on April 30, 2005. Heather grew up in Potts Camp.
our love and sympathy to Bill and Terri Kitchens and his
family members in the recent death of his mother, Martha
Holder, age 78, of New Albany. Services were held on Jan.
14, at United Funeral Chapel in New Albany; burial was in
New Albany City Cemetery. She had a large family, and was
a member of the First Baptist Church in New Albany.
God hears what you say
From the moment you rise
To the close of the day
Dont think for a moment
That He turns a deaf ear
Trust and have faith
And youll never know fear
Proverbs 3:5 says: Lean not on your own
understanding. (Without the Lord as our guide
through the fog of life, and His word as our compass,
we will wander aimlessly.) So we should make Proverbs
3:6 our lifelong motto, In all your ways
acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths.
prayer Dear Lord, I pray at the close of each
Youll find that Ive held someone,
somehow, some way
That Ive not failed by word or deed
To lighten the heart of someone in need
Though my talents be few
I pray that you will find me a credit to you.
In Christs name. Amen.
Elizabeth Hollingsworth of Starkville were here on
Monday; they were celebrating Elizabeths birthday.
We all enjoyed a short visit with Mary Minor and Jeanette
Stone, daughters of Mary Lois Gurley. They were walking
their dog, Penny, and stopped to see us; Danny was their
brother Mitchell Gurleys classmate at Potts Camp
School. They graduated high school in 1969.
friend, Sylvia Akin, called from Memphis; she plans to
drive her aunt, the former Rhetta Lou Alvis (Boots) of
Olive Branch, to her eye doctor on Feb. 5 for eye
surgery. Sylvia is the daughter of the late Margaret
Alvis Seymour; Margaret had a twin sister, the late Mary
Alvis Flowler (Hogan). I grew up with them.
also plans to have eye surgery soon; we hope that it is a
success, also Boots surgery.
came home from the hospital last week and is feeling
better. We are thankful; he is my neighbor.
Ash family next door have moved to Myrtle. I miss their
three dogs, cats and rooster.
wedding anniversary to Garrie and Sherry Colhoun on Jan.
20. Mitch Stone Jr. celebrated his birthday on Jan. 22
and his dad, T.M. Stone, on Jan. 24. We hope they have a
happy day. Garrie and Sherry Colhoun, who were married in
1979, celebrated their wedding anniversary on Jan. 20.
Happy anniversary to them!
birthday to Jimmy Hart on Jan. 26, to Christopher Blake
Rowland on Jan. 28 and Jeanette Gurley Stone on Jan. 30.
birthday to Martha Ross of Byhalia on Feb. 1; she is the
daughter of my friend, Berniece Young; to Lucille Isom on
Feb. 2 and Colette Humpreys on Feb. 2 (also the daughter
of Mrs. Young).
wedding anniversary to Jon and Jennifer Rowland on Feb.
5. They were married in 2000.
Sandy Byrd, who had recent surgery. He has many friends
who love him.
Sandy Byrd, Lucille Hutchens, Larry Edwards, Evelyn
Bready, Adelle Hudson, Ruthie St. John, Annie Spears,
Ladine Randolph, Jean Derryberry, Jene McCallum, Roy
Foote, Betty Fincher, Doris Goode, Chester Hutchens,
Lillie Mae Ford, Donna Marett, Mary Poole, Louise King,
Willa Floyd, Ella Rea Whaley and daughter Sue, Mary Jo
McCallum, Ollie Mansel, Lucille Pierce, Maxine Potts,
World War II
today remember the patriotic feelings we all had during
World War II; everyone seemed to be working together for
the good of our country (1941-1945).
One day when
I was cleaning the top of daddys old closet, I
found a copy of The American Magazine
published during the war in 1943.
those four terrible years suddenly come back to me!
Frances Langford had just returned home from a five-month
tour with Bob Hope and other actors, who were
entertaining the U.S. troops. She wrote I Saw Him
Fighting For You. She described the great courage
of the wounded and dying soldiers in the hospitals. One
soldiers who had no arms requested that she sing
Embraceable You. After singing for him, she
ran away so he would not see her tears. While returning
home she saw the Statue of Liberty and remarked,
That is the lady the soldiers are really fighting
interesting articles were Green Stamps for the
folks back home, by Brigadier Gen. Harold Gilbert.
He said that every soldiers prayer is Take
care of the ones I love.
Goldwyn-Mayers mentioned the most extravagant movie in
years, Thousands Cheer with Gene Kelly,
Kathryn Grayson, Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Red
Skelton, Eleanor Powell, Lucille Ball, Lena Horne and
write-up was What Victory will Bring Us. It
mentioned things we take for granted, homes, jobs,
families, a right to vote and worship as we please, also
stories about the war were Come Back to Me,
Japans Mighty Empire, We are
Running out of Oil and Too Young to be a
also mentioned the conflict. Bell Telephone says,
Help the war by making only vital calls.
Westinghouse promises, Research for war time and
wonders for peace. Kodak makes Complex topics
of optical systems for our Army and Navy.
factories build Flying fortress engines, the
U.S. Airlines say If you cant drop a bomb,
buy Bonds. Chryslers war products included,
engines for tanks, air raid sirens and gun
boxes. Chesterfield showed a lovely picture of the
soldier pinup girl, Betty Grable.
on Why You Cant Get a Seat reminded me
of the days Jimmy and I spent in crowded depots, trains
and buses, trying to get home to Potts Camp. We lived in
Aberdeen. There were no items of metal for sale, not even
toys. We bought Jimmy a wooden wagon with wooden wheels.
could work together so well during the war days, why not
in peace time?
are for the men fighting for our country now.
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