Thursday, March 22, 2007
Faculty and students take sight-seeing trip to Boston over spring break
Charlie Douglas and children, Caroline and Chandler, of Starkville, were the weekend guests of his parents, Leigh and Dick Douglas. Stefanie Douglas joined them on Sunday for an afternoon visit.
Jane and Charlie Farris spent several days in Boulder, Colo., last week. While there, they enjoyed a side trip up into Flatiron Mountains.
Meredith and Remy Collins, along with their mother Dana, met up with Grace Dunlap in Hot Springs and enjoyed a pre-Derby race at Oaklawn for spring break.
Margaret Brown, Diane Greer and Robin Seale were guests of Susanne and Danny Campbell in Houston, Texas, over the spring break holiday. While there, they all attended the Houston Rodeo and a Martina McBride concert at Reliant Stadium. They also toured around Galveston, Houston and shopped at the Galleria. Everyone enjoyed a great visit, wonderful restaurants and beautiful weather!
A group of Marshall Academy faculty, as well as students, took a sightseeing trip to Boston, Mass., during spring break. Those who went were Averill Tatum and her children, Julia and Franklin, Christie McLendon, Rebecca Durden Seawright, Kristen Feathers, Patricia Wiseman, Ellen Gresham and Ashley Strawn. Monday through Wednesday, the group toured such Boston sites as Boston Common, the old Custom House, the old South Meeting House, Old North Church, Paul Revere’s house, the Prudential Skywalk, the Hancock Tower, Trinity Episcopal Church, the USS Constitution, site of the Boston Massacre, Faneuil Hall and Bunker Hill. They also went to Cambridge, where they toured the campus of Harvard University, the nation’s oldest center of learning. In Lexington and Concord, they saw where the first shots of the Revolutionary War were fired. They also saw the homes of such great American writers as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Louisa May Alcott and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. In Salem, Ma., they visited the Salem Witch Museum and the House of the Seven Gables (Nathaniel Hawthorne’s house where he penned his novel by the same name). Everyone had a wonderful time!
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Miss Andrea Kinney and Michael Claunch to wed April 14 at Slayden Baptist Church
Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Kinney of Mt. Pleasant are pleased to announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Andrea Nicole to Michael Brandon Claunch of Moscow, Tenn., son of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Claunch of Moscow, Tenn.
The couple will unite in marriage April 14 at 4 p.m. at Slayden Baptist Church in Slayden. The couple’s pastor, Douglas Bell, will officiate. A reception will follow the ceremony in the church reception hall.
Andrea is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Floyd of Mt. Pleasant and the late William Kinney and the late Blanche Kinney. She is the great-granddaughter of Mrs. Pruda Thornton of Mt. Pleasant and Mrs. Betty Sue Kinney of Bolivar, Tenn.
Michael is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. John Haman of Moscow, Tenn., and the late Mr. Joe Lancaster and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Lackey of Moscow, Tenn., and Clarine Claunch of Toone, Tenn., and the late Jack Claunch.
Andrea graduated with honors from Marshall Academy in Holly Springs and also from Northeast Mississippi Community College in Booneville. She is a registered dental hygienist with the office of Dr. Floyd A. Garrett in Cordova, Tenn. Michael attended Fayette County High School and is the co-owner of Mike Claunch and Son Plumbing Company of Moscow, Tenn.
All friends and family are invited to share in the celebration. The couple will make their home in Moscow, Tenn., after a cruise to the eastern Carribean.
Mirfield-Phillips vows said in September 9 ceremony
Shailyn Elizabeth Mirfield became the bride of Lance Hart Phillips II in an afternoon ceremony on September 9, 2006, at The Magnolias in Aberdeen. Officiating the double-ring ceremony was the Rev. William C. Reaves.
The bride is the daughter of Tammy Mirfield of New Albany. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Kingsley of Bernard, Iowa.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lance Hart Phillips Sr., of New Albany. He is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. John A. Priest Jr., of New Albany, the late Barbara Lamar MaGee of Hickory Flat, and Laurie H. Phillips of Etta.
Our museum, the most fascinating place
I wonder each day about what will happen today. The most exciting thing to happen is when new artifacts arrive as each one is different from any other.
Some things we have been loaned in the last few months have been a million-year-old woolly mammoth tooth, and then an ambrotype photo of a Holly Springs military student cadet in a St. Thomas Hall uniform with a Maynard rifle across his knees.
Ambrotypes were early photography with the image on glass but it all was made before 1857. Then there is a Kathe Kruise doll made of composition about 1923 like one I had when I was little (probably the same one I had) as she disappeared out of my life when my mother gave her away. We also got in a Charlie McCarthy doll and an Orphan Annie doll.
The museum is also an exciting place because of the fascinating and different people who visit us. They are from all over the world. Sometimes they can’t speak English and that limits us as we aren’t bilingual. People visit us from every state in the union and many foreign countries. For this reason we have a register for them to sign, as it is of interest to us.
Our exhibits are incredible. When we moved to the square four years ago, the janitor at the courthouse suggested that since our space was smaller to bring only my favorite things. What a good suggestion!
If you haven’t seen our Square Museum, you are invited to treat yourself as it is something good that is happening now. Our historical museum is one of the best things in town, as we are open every week and we have the welcome mat for those interested people. There is a charge at the door of $2 each, however, you are welcome to give more if you are so inclined. We use this money to pay our astronomical utility bill.
Ever since we opened in 1970, we have had a “Mississippi Shop” and we still do. At first it was all local products but that wouldn’t do. Now, we include things from all over. Of interest to many interested in history is the Civil War shop. We sell Yankee bullets for $5 and Confederate ones for $10, but there probably won’t be any more. They make good gifts.
Rust College fixed us a black history wall of local people that is interesting. There is an exhibit of silk grown here by the Tyson family. When the silk was made into material Mrs. Tyson said, “It’s too beautful to cut!” We have one of the first perambulators which is a tricycle that wasn’t a toy but a conveyance. We have a meteorite that fell out of the sky, made of solid iron and it would really hurt if it hit you on the head.
Did you ever see a Gatlin gun? It was invented by Dr. Gatlin during the Civil War and was the first machine gun. Ours was made by a local genius, the late Louis Hurdle. The list goes on and on and is fascinating. Come see us, but hurry.
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