Thursday, July 20, 2006
Birthday lunch honors Joan Gurley
The family of Henry C. and Marjorie Clifton are happy about the 8-week-old twin boys, Branon and Braxton Clifton, born to their grandson, Brad and Mendy Clifton. Ward and Debbie Clifton are the twins’ grandparents. Congratulations to all of them.
Recent visitors of Mr. and Mrs. T.M. Stone were Irene Newsom and daughters Billie Sue and Toni. They lived here most of their lives and we miss them and love them. Billie Sue had retired from working at the Potts Camp Bank several years ago.
Happy birthday to Ashley Forester on July 25; to Betty Maxey on July 27; to Jon and Jay Rowland, Heather Huff and Billy Sanders on July 28; and to Nikki White on July 28.
Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie Hart on their 50th wedding anniversary! Margaret Hart is the oldest daughter of Mary Lois Gurley.
I. “To walk in love” means that we continually do the little acts of kindness that make life better for another person. One way to express our love costs only the price of a postage stamp, paper and a kind thought. Can you think of someone who needs encouragement, thanks or a reminder that you are praying for them? “Walk in love to the mailbox today.”
II. Oh, God of love, you
are so great, we are so small
III. Love found a way
to redeem my soul
Prayer: Dear God, help us to always put you first in our lives, and to love our neighbors as ourselves. We thank you for our many blessings; forgive our sins, and comfort those who have lost loved ones, and the sick; also bring us peace. For Christ’s sake. Amen.
From The Heritage News
Get well wishes to Etoyle Ash, who was injured in a recent fall; also to Jean Derryberry, who is recuperating from foot surgery.
Joan Gurley was honored for her birthday with lunch at Mi Pueblo’s in New Albany on Saturday, July 15. Celebrating with her were her sisters, Margaret Hart, Mary Minor, Doris Poole, Sue Rowland, Jeanette Stone and Nancy Green; her daughter, Beverly Farr and grandchildren Abby and Hunter Farr.
We send our love and sympathy to the family of Mittie Lou Ford in her recent death.
Happy 80th birthday to Cecil Gandy! A celebration was held for him by his wife and children at Potts Camp First Baptist Church on July 15 in the fellowship hall.
Prayers: Jerry Work, Joel Clayton, Roy Foote, Jean Derryberry, Etoyle Ash, Lena Fay Work, Evan Watts, Connie Work, Betty Fincher, Margaret Waters (my cousin), Martha Ross and Joe McCallum. Pray for all the sick, sad people, also for our women and men fighting for us.
Times have changed over the years; I remember watching for the ice man, Mr. Bellew, who delivered ice at our home for three days a week during the summer months. Wagons came to our home during the winter to sell fresh beef, and they sold watermelons in the summer. We begged for one little watermelon. I was surprised as a young bride when L.D. took me to his large farm home in Athens, near Aberdeen. They had huge watermelons, a large orchard of fruit and patches of everything. His dad, Papa Cleve, raised truck patches and sold produce to the stores in Aberdeen.
Later in Potts Camp, L.D. worked the county roads for many years. One day Mr. Dalton Morgan, who owned a huge farm near Waterford, offered him a job he couldn’t resist. For the same salary he was getting, he wanted L.D. to oversee his farm and he could raise anything he wanted to; also he could bring his friends with him to fish in the lake, or hunt, and stay in the cabin. Before long L.D. was bringing huge watermelons and all kinds of vegetables for us to fill a freezer and give to his friends and our pastor.
Danny learned to drive a tractor at age 14 and had a summer job there. One day, Mr. Morgan lost a diamond ring; they searched for it all day. Then someone spotted a shiny object in the turnip patch; it was the ring. L.D. took his neighbors, Ralph and Roger Clayton and brother Jack, to fish with him, also his special friend, the late David Alderson and his son, David, and our son, Danny. Sometimes they left lines in the river. Ralph and Roger went with L.D. early one morning to check the hooks. The boys ran back quickly for L.D.; a large fish was on the line and they couldn’t pull it out of the water. They brought the 45-pound fish home and Quinn Jarrett dressed it in our backyard with Danny watching him.
L.D. got out the old black iron pot, and we had a big fish fry in the Clayton’s backyard next door. L.D. could really cook good fish! We have always loved the Joel Clayton family!
Until next week God bless.
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