Thursday, July 26, 2007
Joyce Clayton tours Amish community recently
Children, get your uniforms out! School will start Aug. 1. I remember when we started school on Sept. 1. Times have changed!
We were saddened by the tragic death of Richard Whaley this week. We send our love and sympathy to his family. I always liked him.
The Freddie Rhynes family is moving! They have purchased the former home of the late Coach White and Sandra White.
Joyce Clayton and granddaughter Hanna Goolsby went Tuesday on the Barkley tour bus along with a group of 40 to Ethridge, Tenn., to visit the Amish community. They enjoyed the trip there, also the ride on a covered wagon pulled by horses through the Amish community. Later, they ate lunch at the David Crockett restaurant and shopped in some of the stores in Lawrenceburg, Tenn.
The July Heritage Newsletter was the largest one ever printed, and was very interesting! I enjoyed reading about the April meeting of the Marshall County Genealogical Society at Byhalia. Sarah Sawyer, executive director of the Byhalia Area Chamber of Commerce, was the guest speaker. Mary Ann Wilson was hostess for the meeting. The May meeting was held at Emery Methodist Church, near Watson. Becky Trafford arranged for the meeting at the church which was very old. Rev. Leon Burton gave a history of the church. She also arranged a tour of Thompson’s Dairy, not far from the church. Pictures of students of Mt. Pleasant 1926-1927 and Laws Hill schools were also interesting. I hope others enjoyed the newsletter by Ann Babin, editor, as much as I did.
We send our love and sympathy to Dr. Kenneth Cooper and family in the death of his mother, Sally A. Cooper, in Tupelo last week. Several members of his church at Temperance Hill attended visitation in Tupelo on Wednesday night.
God is always near!
1. I feel His spirit around me, at the dawning of the day, His smile is in the sunshine, when night shadows melt away, I see Him in the noontime, in the blue skies’ sparkling glow, in every tree and flower, or winter’s gentle snow. I sense His presence near me, as the light of day grows dim, and all through the midnight hours, I rest by trusting Him. (Lindy’s Newsletter)
2. Prayer - Let me walk with you Dear Savior, side by side and hand in hand. Keep me clean and pure and faithful, till I reach the heavenly land. For Christ’s sake, amen.
3. God sent His Son into the world not to condemn the world, but to save the world. John 3:17
4. I said a prayer for you today and I know God must have heard. I felt the answer in my heart, although he spoke not a word. I didn’t ask for wealth or fame, I know you wouldn’t mind. I ask Him to send treasures of a far more lasting kind. I ask that He be near you at the start of each new day. To grant you health and blessings and friends to share your way. I ask for happiness for you, in all things great and small; but it was for his loving care, I prayed the most of all.
5. God expects us to comfort those who mourn, feed those who are hungry; help those in need and love each other more, including the rich, the poor and people of all races. We are all God’s children; He loves us all!
6. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16
Happy birthday to a lifelong friend, Berniece M. Beaird of Mobile, Ala., on July 30. She grew up here and married a railroad man, Mack Beaird (deceased). She lives with her daughter now. Happy birthday to Mitchell Gurley and Leland Passons on July 31.
We hope everyone will vote in the coming election; it is the American way of life!
Pray for all who are sick and sad; for those who have lost loved ones. Pray for our men and women in uniform everywhere, some are in the hospital suffering from lost limbs, etc.
Pray for Martha and Rex Ross, Chris White, Jean Derryberry, Mary Jo McCallum, Lina Mae Rhea, Lena Faye Work, Jene and Joe McCallum, Juanita Howell, Betty Fincher and others.
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