Thursday, March 23, 2006
Celebration honors Cory Henderson on his eighth birthday; Whaleys vacation in Las Vegas
David Greer Sr. rode to San Antonio, Texas recently on his motorcycle to visit his grandson, eight-year-old Nathan Blond, who has a broken leg after a car/bike accident. He is at home and doing well. His is one of my granddaughter, Liesa and Dr. Carls sons. (Betty Greer is his grandmother.)
John Mark Jarrett and Jessica Worsham visited his grandparents, Henry and Mary Jarrett on Thursday. They also visited her grandparents, Bro. Homer and Kate Worsham of Red Banks before leaving on a mission trip to Pennsylvania on Friday. They are students at Blue Mt. College.
Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Whaley and Lori spent a few days recently in Las Vegas on vacation. They had a nice trip.
On Sunday night Jack Hudson of Marion, Ark. visited friends in town. He was the son of the late Evelyn Hudson (a friend). He stopped in Holly Springs first to visit the Streets, relatives of his; then visited James Earl Turnage in the hospital, then Joan Cox and family. I was glad to see him when he came to my house. He also stopped to see Willie Miller but she had gone to church. Jack and his family lived in Germany for several years when he was in the U.S. Army. He now works at the University of Memphis. He and his wife, Anne, have twin daughters.
Happy birthday to Bob Young on Mar. 17; Lindsey Sanders, Mar. 17; Annie Ruth Nodd, Mar. 19; William Melvin Potter, Mar. 20; Nathan Blond, Mar. 23; Megan Wilson, Mar. 24; Cindy Hart Parsons, Mar. 25; Charles Henderson, Mar. 28; and Julie Mayer, Mar. 29.
Happy wedding anniversary to Bill and Terri Kitchens on March 28.
A birthday party was held to honor Cory Henderson, grandson of Charles Henderson and son of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Henderson on his eighth birthday Sunday, Mar. 12. He received many gifts.
Connie Work and her mother, Betty Fincher, have returned from El Dorado, Ark. where they visited relatives and friends. They also visited the cemetery where their loved ones are buried.
Several people (friends) I talked to recently have the flu. The shots should have been at our doctors office where we visit regularly; many of us failed to get to the health department when they had them. Also, the home health nurses were unable to take them to the homes of the elderly, where they visit often.
We hope the school children had a safe and happy spring break. (When I attended school we didnt have but eight months of school and no breaks. We graduated in April.)
Our family was saddened by the death of Ovie Hawkins, age 90, of Hamilton, Miss. She was the mother of Jimmy Hollingsworths wife, Martha. We have the same four grandchildren.
Kay Hall Smith, 64, of Memphis died recently. We send love and sympathy to her family. She grew up in Potts Camp.
We send sympathy to the family of David Brower, a former banker in Potts Camp. David died Feb. 28. The funeral was in Winona with burial in Coffeeville.
Connie Work and Kristy Fincher celebrated their birthdays together in Memphis last week. Congratulations to them both.
Prayer list: Hazel Foote, Pauline Hutchens, James Earl Turnage, Robert Hugh-King, Jean Derryberry, Randy Harville, Maxine Potts, Evan Watts, Doris Walsh, Martha Ross, Mary Jo McCallum, Roy Foote, Adelle Hudson, Lucille Hutchens, Willie Thomas Wicker, Don Jamieson, Betty Fincher, Jean Conlee, Lena Faye Work, Donna Marett, Diane and Thurman Clayton.
Back in the 70s and 80s a short vacation from the pressures of life was within our reach when we visited The Memorial Museum built by Louise and Dallas King in memory of his brother, C.C. King. C.C. died in service for his country.
Glancing at the shelves of antiques and articles used in the past brought back many memories for me.
The old coal oil lamp reminded me of the dark nights I sat around a table studying with my two brothers before our house was wired. The old churn, butter mold and iron kettle reminded me of the years when we had a cow. My job was to churn the milk until the butter came to the top. Mother milked the cow and did the rest. We heated water in the iron kettle to take a bath in a tin tub near the stove, one-by-one, on Saturday night.
The old black irons brought back the days when I helped mother with the family ironing. She would iron Daddys white shirts and other starched clothes, but she saved a chair full for me. When I came home from school she always had work for me to do.
I learned to sew on the old teadle machine; I helped make my younger brothers and sisters pajamas.
While viewing the railroad section in the museum, I thought of the train rides to visit our grandparents in Plantersville; the old coal chute, our landmark that had to be destroyed and the old depot where my dad worked 40 years.
The old rub-a-board and iron pot that were used for the familys wash took me back to childhood days. Daddy hired a sweet woman, Janey Carroll to wash once a week on Tuesday. She brought her children; we loved them. Mother had a large table in the backyard and she cooked dinner for them. Those were the happy days.
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