Thursday, May 24, 2007
Congratulations to Lori Whaley on her recent graduation
Congratulations to Lori Lynn Whaley for graduating from the University of Mississippi with the honor of Summa Cum Laude. While attending Ole Miss, she was a member of Kappa Delta Sorority, Phi Kappa Phi and she was recently inducted into the Ole Miss chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. Lori will be attending law school at the University of Mississippi beginning this fall. She is the daughter of Rodney and Betty Whaley of Potts Camp.
A large crowd attended the kindergarten graduation held at Potts Camp School on Tuesday morning, May 15.
Mother’s Day guests of Joyce Clayton were her daughter, Merion Hunsucker and granddaughter, Tammie Cobb and daughter, Kinsey.
Tina White and daughter Beth White of Ripley visited me on Tuesday. Beth is a graduate of Potts Camp School this year. Congratulations to her and the other graduates on May 19. Beth is the granddaughter of the late Carl White, a famous coach. The gym is named in honor of him.
We ask for special prayers for my sister Ann’s husband, Herman Hill, who had a mild stroke last week. They live near Aberdeen.
1. When the curtain falls at the end of the day, there are no reruns in life’s drama, so we need to live life to the fullest and enjoy every moment.
2. Praise God, and thank Him for life; put Him first in your life and He will bless you.
3. It is encouraging to know that every child of God has a good access to the throne of God.
4. Music is one of God’s special gifts; singing praises to God brings us near to Him.
5. Make other people happy and you will be happy too.
6. Salvation is the first step in the journey of a lifetime.
The Psalmist said “The Lord is near to all who call upon Him in truth.” Psalm 114:18
Jesus tells us over and over to love each other and our neighbor as ourself. Wouldn’t our world be wonderful if we loved each other as God loves us? We could tear down the jails and never lock a door.
God bless your life with everything a rich rewarding life can bring. A joyful heart and love to share, family and friends to always care. God bless your life with wisdom, too, and strength to see each problem through. The happiness for which you strive and faith to keep your dream alive. God’s blessings be with you! (Lindy’s newsletter)
Happy birthday to Fred Whaley on May 24 and to April Shaw Stacks on May 25.
Happy wedding anniversary to Jack and Pebble Gadd on May 26.
Happy birthday to Mike Muraco, husband of Holley Stone on May 26; also to Beverly G. Farr on May 26.
Happy birthday to my friend, Jean Thompson on May 24, and to my niece, Belinda Ann Russell, daughter of Ann and Herman Hill on May 29.
Congratulations to my niece Pam Qualls and husband David of Saltillo, who celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary May 15.
We send our love and sympathy to the family of Jimmy Morris in his recent death. He grew up here. Jeanette Stone and others attended his funeral in Collierville.
We send our love and sympathy to the family of Jerry Paul Mills, who died recently.
Prayer list: Hazel Foote and her husband, Roy Foote (in veteran’s hospital) June Pearson, Lena Fay Work, Ella Rea Whaley, Annette Bowen Trimble, Juanita Howell, Martha Ross, Jean Derryberry, Mary Jo McCallum, Jene and Joe McCallum, Connie Work, Betty Fincher, Lina Mae Rhea, Maxine Thomas, Jodie Edwards — We are thankful that he is better, Donna Marett, Jeff King and others.
Many of us remember “The Old Dixie Theater” located in the first Greer and Greer Store and used for a sewing room during World War II; they made army clothes!
In the ’20s Lester Greer and Curtis Greer purchased the two-story Laws store nearby from Doug Laws and wife Birdie. They sold everything.
In the ’50s, a man from Memphis rented the older store for a theater; on weekends he brought he latest movies to Potts Camp and showed them on a huge, colored screen. People came from nearby places like Winborn, Hickory Flat, Cornersville, Bethlehem, etc. and filled all the seats in the theater; they always gave a door prize. Willa Floyd sold the tickets and Charles Burris, a teenager, operated the projector. One day a fire broke out in the projector room; both Willa and Charles were sent to the hospital, but they were back in the theater the next week.
Jimmy was a teenager, but Danny and Betty were young.
One Sunday afternoon, L.D. kept the small children so I could go to see “Gone with the Wind.” I had seen it once in Aberdeen in the ’40s when it was first shown.
I was late getting there, but stopped to buy some popcorn; it was dark inside and I had trouble finding a seat. Suddenly they called out my name. I had won the $10 door prize. Ten dollars was a lot of money those days; I used it to buy some new shoes which I needed badly.
Charles bought a new motorcycle and was enjoying a ride on Sunday afternoon; we saw him pass our home. He wrecked the motorcycle that very afternoon. The funeral at Potts Camp Methodist Church was really sad; he was about the age of my brother and sister, Ann and Lindy. He had one brother, Edward Burris, who lives in Cardova.
I felt so sorry for Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Burris, parents of Charles and Edward.
I loved that family! Mrs. Burris lived to be 107 years old.
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