Thursday, May 17, 2007
Congratulations to Korrie Stanton on her engagement
Congratulations to Korrie Stanton (a former neighbor and friend who attends Blue Mountain College) and Jeff Smith of Saltillo on their recent engagement and forthcoming marriage at First Baptist Church in Saltillo in June. Joyce Clayton and granddaughter Hanna attended a bridal shower for Korrie at the fire station at Hickory Flat on Saturday. She is the granddaughter of Frank and Verla Mae Stanton of Hickory Flat. Joyce is Verla Mae’s sister. We love Korrie!
Amanda and Kent Smith spent several days over the weekend attending a golf tournament in Louisville. Their young son, Jack Whaley, spent a few days visiting his grandparents, Rodney and Betty Whaley, while his parents were gone. They visited Fred and Mary Jo Whaley, Rodney’s parents, also.
We ask for special prayers for Gerry Paul Miles; he attended school here. We love him and his family.
We were saddened by the death of the former Mary Elizabeth Collier of Alabama, our former classmate and friend. Tim Stone was also in our class of 1936.
Only God Knows
I. I do not know what lies ahead. The way I cannot see. But one stands near to be my guide and I know He holds my hand. With God, things don’t just happen. Everything by Him is planned. So as I face tomorrow, with its problems large or small, I’ll trust the God of miracles and give Him my all. (Lindy’s Newsletter)
II. Jesus said “I am the way, the truth and the life. No man comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:16
Jesus our Savior is always with us, enabling us to be content, no matter what our circumstances. Because of Him we can be kind, even toward those who mistrust us. As we love, trust and depend on Him, He will give us strength to do the impossible.
III. Weary and tired of life’s full day, silently now I kneel to pray. And after a moment of peace I arise ready to meet life’s on rushing tides. I face the world bravely as from a tall spire. So friend when you, too, are tired at heart kneel with your Master and get a new start. Take time to pray; it is the greatest power on earth.
IV. Oh, God of love, you are so great; we are so small. Ask me not my race or creed, but take me in my hour of need. And let me know you love me, too, and that I am part of you. And some day may man realize that all the earth, the seas and skies, belong to God who made us all; the rich, the poor, the great, the small. And in God’s holy sight, no man is yellow, black or white.
Prayer: Dear God, help us to always put you first in our lives, and love our neighbors as ourself. Thank you for our many blessings, bring comfort to those who have lost loved ones and help us to have peace. For Christ’s sake, amen.
Another lovely Potts Camp High School class invitation arrived from Lauren Elizabeth White, granddaughter of the late coach Carl White and Sandra White. The gym was named for him. Lauren and her family moved to Ripley, but she came back to Potts Camp School. Her mother and three daughters were really nice to me when they lived here and I was ill. They brought huge delicious dinners. I’ll never forget them!
Happy birthday to Cathy Edwards on May 16, also Leah Paige Goolsby on May 16; to my cousin, Mary Jo Tillman of Memphis on May 17; to Kevin Poole on May 23, and Fred Whaley on May 24; to April Shaw Stacks on May 25; to Mike Muraco and Beverly Goolsby Farr on May 26.
Tilden Ash of Olive Branch celebrated his 90th birthday Sunday, May 13 with a party at Chewalla Baptist Church.
Happy wedding anniversary to Jack and Pebble Gadd on May 26.
One of my favorite cousins, Sue Gunter Dye, called from Clarksdale; I was so happy to visit with her by phone. When we were growing up, I would spent a week or two in Plantersville every summer with her and her family. Aunt Ruby would make me several pretty dresses and I would come home on the bus. Those were happy days!
Prayers: Jeff King (he grew up here), Hazel Foote, Roy Foote, Jean Derryberry, Jene and Joe McCallum, Francis Redding, Donna Marett, Martha Ross, Jodie Edwards, Lena Fay Work, Connie Work, Betty Fincher, Mary Jo McCallum, Lina Mae Rhea. Pray for all our churches and schools in Marshall County; also for peace and love for those who have lost loved ones. Pray for all who suffer; we never know what others have to live with.
Many people were employed at Fryling in Holly Springs during the late ’50s and early ’60s. I’ll never forget some of the special friends I made who worked there.
By working the second shift, my husband, L.D., was at home with the children at night; but I missed seeing them in school programs and ball games. Betty was old enough to help with the house- work.
One cold December night when the doors at Fryling were opened for us to leave the factory, we were surprised that everything was covered with a white blanket of snow. The car owners had trouble finding the location of their cars, and many of them didn’t crank.
Maxine Thomas of Myrtle was our driver at that time; others who rode with us were Juanita Howell, Marie Smith and Lina Mae Rhea.
Two men who lived in this area rode in a pickup; they always rode behind us so if we had car trouble they could help us. They were our guardian angels that cold night. They were Red McCallum and Wayne Norwood.
The men finally got Maxine’s car out of the parking lot and across the road to a shed near Linda’s Place. It was snowing hard and getting colder; because one of the man had to hold a light while the other one worked under the car hood, they were not having any luck getting the car started. It was past midnight. Suddenly we saw car lights. It was my husband, L.D., and 10-year-old Danny; they came to help us. L.D. had worked in a garage in Aberdeen at one time, so with his help they soon had the car started.
I got in the pickup with L.D. and Danny, and we were all happy to get home.
God was watching over us!
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