Thursday, May 10, 2007
Researching family tree
I spent a brief part of Sunday afternoon roaming through three old, overgrown cemeteries in rural Marion County, Ala.
I was on a specific mission for my wife, who couldn’t make the trip this first Sunday in May. It was to find the grave site of Hilkiah Burleson.
Recipes and remembering
Others that knew Dr. Hale much better than I have written about him this week, but I have to chime in with my two cents.
Many, many years ago, doing a Pilgrimage story on Grey Gables, Dr. Hale gave me the chicken salad recipe that I use to this day. I’m guessing it’s very similar to many other Southern chicken salad recipes, but this particular one, in my recipe box, says “Dr. Hale’s Chicken Salad.”
Cherished memories of Dr. Al Hale
This weekend Holly Springs said farewell to one of its great characters, Dr. Al Hale. Others will no doubt contribute their thoughts elsewhere in the pages of The South Reporter, so I will restrict myself to a few personal remembrances.
Elections in Scotland sound like Florida...
My wife and I returned from a week’s break in Madrid to find our country embroiled in electoral chaos following last week’s ballot for the new Scottish government.
Letter to the Editor
What a beautiful sight to see the beautiful new flags up and waving all around the square! They are the Stars and Bars of the United States flag and the beautiful Mississippi Flag.
We owe a debt of double thanks to the Veterans of Foreign Wars for working for hours and hours at night putting up these beautiful flags.
Every patriotic person should love these flags and what they stand for. They represent our heritage and all the joys we have lived through and also the adversities for 171 years.
We have been blessed by living in this wonderful place and learning to have brotherly love. Our county and town would not be what it is today if either race had been missing; as neither of us built this place alone. We have learned many lessons through the vicissitudes of time. History has proven to be a rocky road full of dangerous holes, loops and tests, and we have overcome all of this. Mississippi and especially Marshall County and Holly Springs are the new frontier and we are on the threshold of becoming great again.
The tide is moving in our direction from Memphis town from the west and now from Union County on the east and otherwise. All the wonderful action and activity will culminate in our beloved place. Be proud you are part of the action.
Thank you again and again, veterans; you have done us another helpful, loving service and we all appreciate you and what you have done.
P.S. Some need to clean up their hearts and think great instead of otherwise.
Tribute to veterans — The Traveling Wall
A tribute to America’s military past, present and future, the fifth annual “Trail of Honor” will kickoff Saturday May 19, with an opening ceremony at 9 a.m.
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