Thursday, March 30, 2006
Chapel & Mt. Pleasant News
Benefit dinner held at First Baptist Church
Sarah Pannell had out-patient surgery on Monday. A get well wish is sent to her.
Barbara Ellis had her family home over the weekend for a visit.
Love and sympathy are expressed to the Smith family in the loss of their loved one, Elsie Smith.
A spaghetti dinner was enjoyed by the members of FBC, Mt. Pleasant, Sunday after the morning worship service. The purpose of the dinner was to raise money to buy new chairs for the fellowship hall.
Funeral services were held for Wandra (Byrd) Boehm at Carey Chapel Baptist Church on Saturday, March 25, at 10 a.m. Rev. O.E. Langner and Rev. G.R. Travis officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery. Love and sympathy are expressed to the family.
Funeral services were held for Bobby Godsey, at the Collierville Funeral Chapel, Saturday, March 25, at 10 a.m. Rev. David Cross officiated. Burial was in the Magnolia Cemetery. Love and sympathy are expressed to his family.
Olivia Colston and Hazel Wilson, from Holly Springs, visited my sister Floy Wilson and me on Friday afternoon.
Several in the community attended the wedding for Glynn Gaines and Leslie Phillips at the Trevecca Wedding Chapel, in Red Banks, Saturday March 25.
Kathy Goode and Kathy Curl enjoyed lunch at Huey’s on Thursday.
Martha Fant, Amy Palmer and Hunter Palmer came by to visit me Saturday afternoon. They also visited Gary, Michelle, Hannah and new baby Noah Teel.
I was working in Memphis when it was announced, over the radio, that World War II was over. I had just returned home from work when my cousin came running out of the house to tell me the news. She was so excited because her husband was in the service. I wasn’t married at the time.
We went running down the sidewalk shouting, “The war is over! The war is over!”
People began to come out of their houses to see what all the shouting was about. Some of them joined us and before long there was a large crowd walking, shouting, clapping, singing and crying. We walked all the way to downtown Main Street which was about 8-10 miles. The street buses were filled; it seemed everyone wanted to get to downtown Main Street. After a while we made it to downtown. I had never in my life seen so many people marching. The crowd continued to shout, clap, sing, hug, cry and jump up and down with excitement.
I remember a Marine picked me up, kissed me and held me up in the air. I didn’t think he would ever put me down. We walked together for awhile, but eventually got separated and I never saw him again. I can say one thing, he was one happy Marine.
My cousin and I stayed until midnight. We were able to catch a bus back home. I had to work the next day and I sure hated to have to get up and go.
This exciting time in our nation is one I will never forget as thousands of people marched down Main Street in Memphis to celebrate the end of the war.
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