Thursday, August 9, 2007
Happy anniversary extended to several couples in the community
Two exciting events took place recently. The opening of the Marshall County Schools, especially Potts Camp Schools, across the street, and the election. I voted early this year. Congratulations to the winners.
Carey and Joann Mayer and all of their families drove to Paducah, Ky., recently to spend the weekend with her brother, Jack and Linda Clayton and their families. They had a wonderful time!
Say special prayers for Lynn Greer of Oxford, who had surgery to place two stints in his heart at Tupelo Thursday. Relatives were David and Betty Greer of Cornersville; Molly and William Byers of Big Creek, Tenn.; Jackie and Jean Greer of Myrtle; and his wife Marylyn and two sons.
David Greer Jr. and wife Amy of Cornersville held a cookout for friends and relatives on Saturday night, Aug. 4 to honor their daughter, Mary Elizabeth Greer on her 4th birthday. She has an older brother, Dave Greer, age 7.
We send our love and sympathy to the family of Clyde Hopkins, 43, in his tragic death.
Holly Muraco, daughter of Mitch and Jeanette Stone, came home for a short visit with her two children before Jordan starts back to school.
1. “The Lord seeth not as a man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart.” I Samuel 16:7
2. The Lord shared the secret of leadership with His disciples. He said, “Whosoever wants to become great among you must be your servant.” Matthew 20:26
3. God loves each and every one of us as if we were the only person to love. Jesus said that God’s love and care are so personal that even the hairs on our head are numbered. Luke 12:6-7. He reminds us also to show love to others, that they might find hope and peace.
4. “Love” was so important to Jesus that he told His disciples before His arrest, “a new commandment I give to you that you love one another,” and “By this all will know that you are my disciples if you have love one for another.” John 13:34-35
5. Praising God is also an important part of a believer’s life. Not only does praise give honor to God, it also provides strength and hope as we face difficulties. If God was with you in the past, He will be with you in the future.
6. Poem: O, give us homes built firmly on the Savior, Where Christ is counselor, head and guide, Where every child is taught His love and favor, And gives his heart to Christ, the crucified.
7. Prayer: Dear God, help us to focus on loving others and leave the judging to you. Touch the lives of those who need healing, also those who are sad and lonely. For Christ’s sake, Amen.
Pray for Connie Work, who had recent eye surgery. Kay Pannell drove Connie to Memphis for the surgery; she stayed overnight with her brother, Tony Fincher, so her eye could be checked the next day before returning home.
Happy birthday to Cristy Rene Taylor on Aug. 9; also to Jayne Rowland and Frances Dunn on Aug. 9, to Marilyn Culver on Aug. 9, and my special friend, Dorothy Dickey on Aug. 13; and a niece, Carol Jean Potts on Aug. 15.
Several friends celebrate wedding anniversaries this month. They are Tommie and Gale Goode and Billy and Ann Edlin, both on Aug. 20, and Annie R. and T.M. Stone on Aug. 21. We hope they will have happy anniversaries!
Prayer list: Jean Derryberry, Lena Fay Work, Donna Marett, Lina Mae Rhea, Juanita Howell, Mary Jo McCallum, Jene and Joe McCallum, William Potts, Connie Work, Adelle Hudson, Lynn Greer, Ann Mann. Pray for the sad and lonely, those who have lost loved ones, also those who suffer. Pray for our country and peace!
Childhood memories include watching wagons and T-models and A-model Fords pass our house. Thel Bellew brought ice in a wagon; people who sold beef and watermelons, etc. also came in wagons. We would beg Mother to buy us a watermelon and sometimes she would, but those were Depression years; money was needed for more useful things.
It was a big surprise to me when L.D. took me to the Hollingsworth farm as a bride. They had huge watermelons, a patch full of them and orchards of fruit of every kind. One day I slipped out to the patch and burst the largest watermelon I could find. Boy, I really made a pig out of myself.
Many years later in Potts Camp, when Rudell Pipkin was 5th Districts Supervisor, L.D. worked the Waterford roads, where he had many friends.
One day Dalton Morgan offered him a job he couldn’t resist. He needed a manager for his huge farm, and L.D. could plant all the produce he wanted or needed. Before long, he had a big watermelon patch, along with vegetables of many kinds.
Children watched for L.D. enroute home because he gave them watermelons. We filled our first freezer and he divided with friends.
One day Mr. Morgan lost a huge diamond ring; everyone was searching for it and someone spotted a shiny object in the turnip patch. It was the ring.
Mr. Morgan had a lake and cabin. He let L.D. bring his friends there to fish. Sometimes they fished in the river. Friends who fished with him were David Alderson and son David, the three Clayton boys, Jack, Ralph and Roger, and; of course; Danny went along.
One morning before going to work, Ralph and Roger went to help L.D. check the lines for fish. The boys ran on head but returned quickly.
They couldn’t pull the line out of the water. It had a 45-pound fish on it.
Quinton Jarrett dressed the fish in our back yard. I have the pictures.
We got out the old iron wash pot and had a big fish fry in the yard of the Claytons, who lived next door. L.D. could really cook fish.
Until next week, God bless.
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