Thursday, August 16, 2007
Chapel & Mt. Pleasant News
Mary Mills celebrates 87th birthday
The Teel family reunion was a big success. There were 150 and several visitors attended. There was a lot of food and pictures were taken. Penny Browning won the door prize. Those who won the hat contest were Carl Jean Wells, the craftiest; Madge Winburn, the funniest; the fanciest, Allene Teel; the most outrageous were John Will Teel and Warren Teel. Everyone had lots of fun.
Funeral services were held for Bobbie Lynn Fish at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel Saturday, Aug. 4. Dr. Tommy Snyder officiated. Burial was in Carey Chapel Cemetery. Love and sympathy are expressed to the family.
Mary Mills celebrated her 87th birthday with all the trimmings at her home, Saturday, Aug. 4. A host of relatives and friends attended.
Kevin and Amanda McClure are the proud parents of a daughter. She was born Saturday, Aug. 4 at Methodist Germantown Hospital. She weighed seven pounds, and has been given the name Ava Jo. Grandparents are Billy and Estelle McClure, Art and Carla Humphreys; great-grandparents are Becky Clifton, Shirley Smith and Glen Humphreys.
Philip Teel is home from Baptist Collierville after a brief stay.
Mike Breedlove, Michelle Teel’s dad, is a patient at Baptist East Hospital. A get well wish is sent to him.
Katie Skelton from West Virginia is visiting relatives here in the community. Katie’s son, Heath Skelton, wife and children from Maryland are visiting.
Travis and Leeanne Edwards carried their son, Cole, to Shreveport, La., Monday for a doctor’s checkup on his hand.
The Stacks family reunion was held Aug. 5at Wall Doxey State Park. A large crowd attended. Ken and Betty Guffey had a family get-together at their home recently.
Ailee Coopwood, Hilda Williams and myself met Kristy and Hannah Styers from Millington at Chick-fil-A in Collierville Tuesday to have lunch. We had a good lunch and visit.
When I became 6 years old back in the ’30s, I remember my first day of school. Did I say the ’30s? A lot of water has run under the bridge since my school days.
Big sister and I had to walk a mile to catch the school bus, “a Model T Ford.”
Mama asked Sister to take good care of me and to show me the first grade room. I met my teacher, Mrs. Brisco, and a room full of kids. Some were crying and others didn’t look very happy. I wasn’t feeling too good myself. The teacher finally got the kids settled down and assigned each one a desk. She had a big table in front of the room to sit behind.
I remember the subjects were the three Rs, Reading, ’Riting and ’Rithmetic. A blackboard was hanging on the wall with white chalk to write and erasers. At the top of the blackboard were the ABCs in big letters and little letters.
I remember not too long after school started, the health nurse, all dressed in white with her black bag and her associate, made a visit to the school to give shots, to check eyes, ears, teeth, throats, and check for head lice. Some of the kids knew what their visit was all about. Some of the kids were upset and began to cry.
I remember one boy ran and hid under the teacher’s table. They pulled him out and had to hold him down to give him a shot. He was fighting, crying and even said an ugly word.
Things have really changed since I was a girl going to school. You carry your kids to a doctor’s office now days for their shots and examination before going to school.
I still remember the good times in the county school at Mt. Pleasant. Many years have passed and it’s still a school today for Head Start. When I go to church each Sunday I can look across the way and think about all the many good memories I hold so dear.
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