Thursday, December 29, 2005


City Personals
Mary Clay Brooks

Holiday guests in Holly Springs

Hank Wheeler of Newnan, Ga., spent the Christmas holidays with his daughter, Mary Clay Brooks, and her family, Gene, Caitlyn and Grady. While here, he also spent time with his youngest daughter, Laura Wheeler.

Clay and Alexis Williams of Ocean Springs, Ms., spent the holidays with Jimmy, Susan and Rob Warren and Alexis’ grandmother, Dorothy Warren.

Dr. Alice Buchanan of Auburn, Ala., was the Christmas guest of her mother, Frances Buchanan.

Tom and Phoebe Stewart returned to Houston, Texas, after a week-long visit with their son, Tom Stewart, and his family, Linda, Brittney and Thomas.

Andy Seale of Nashville, Tenn., and Hamilton Seale of Pensacola, Fla., were guests of their parents, Ben and Robin Seale, during the Christmas holidays.

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Stewart gives to museum


Sometimes it’s pure luck when a teenager is in the attic of an old house and stumbles into a bit of irreplaceable history. It happened to me.

When I was a child, my father was a general contractor and often worked on some of our old homes – homes that date back to our beginning.

Once, as a teenager, I was pulling wires in one and stumbled on an old box of paper that had a thick layer of dust on it.

I brought it down and the lady who was the present owner looked disgusted and asked, “What’s that?”

When I replied my best guess, she said, “Well throw it away. It’s nasty.”

Being a “pack-rat” who never threw anything away, I placed it in a bag until years later and got a chance to clean it up.

Among the many things in it were a piece of private money issued by banks and used by the original settlers, a piece of Confederate money, and last, a Confederate Bond.

While they decorated my wall for years, I think it is time they came home – home to Holly Springs.

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