Thursday, Oct. 18, 2007
Potts Camp News
Etoyle Ash honored on birthday at Taylor’s
Roy Rhea’s 100th birthday celebration was a wonderful success! All his children and grandchildren were present but one grandson who was in Texas. Over 100 people signed the register, but others came. The food was delicious; it was served outside on picnic tables. The special event was held at the home of his son, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Rhea of Cornersville.
Donald Henderson of Holly Springs, who had recent surgery in Oxford hospital, returned home on Tuesday. We are thankful that he is doing well after being very ill. He is the brother of Charles Henderson. Charles visited him that day.
The Clayton reunion was held Saturday, Oct. 6 at the home of Don and Susie Hill, with a large crowd attending. All the cousins were present; they made pictures.
Etoyle Ash was honored on her birthday, Saturday, Oct. 6 by her family with a dinner at Taylor’s in New Albany. Attending were six of her children and her sister, Inez Jarrett. They are all my friends.
A small child had lost her way home in a big city; a policeman was helping her, so he drove her down several streets. When she saw her church, she said, “That’s my church, I can always find my home from there.” A good church that teaches the Bible and proclaims the good news of salvation through Christ provides what we all need to “find our way home.”
Poem: One delightful day along life’s way, someone hurt my heart, and it sounded like the pain would never depart. I slowly began to pray, and for the life of me my enemy I no longer see. I have forgotten, the pain is gone, for the hurt God gave me a song, life goes rolling on, I love to forget; I live to forgive.
Prayer: Dear God, help us to reach out to people in the world with loving and caring deeds and thoughts. For Christ’s sake, amen.
1. Jesus is the great physician; He is always there to hear our prayers and provide the deliverance we need.
2. David said, “I sought the Lord, and He heard me and delivered me from my fears.” Psalm 34:4
3. When we open our hearts to the crucified and risen Savior, we are on the only pathway that will bring us home to God.
4. Love is one of God’s greatest gifts. With a heart full of love, there is no room for hate.
5. Prayer is an open line to heaven; use it often.
Poem: “Only God Knows”
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 great and small, I’ll trust the God of miracles and give to Him my all.
A large crowd enjoyed the lovely girls in the Beauty Revue on Thursday night at Potts Camp School. I watched them from my front porch. Congratulations to all the winners .
On Saturday morning, girls grades one through six entered a beauty revue at Potts Camp School Auditorium. Many pretty girls entered the contest. We congratulate all the winners. Mary Minor was the MC for the program.
Congratulations to Robin Elaine King and David Michael Cole, who were married on Oct. 13. She is the granddaughter of friends, the late Dallas and Ilene King. Many other relatives of Robin are our friends.
Congratulations to Jamie Byrd and Brandon Boone, who will be married on Oct. 20 at First Baptist Church in Potts Camp.
Happy birthday to Danny Hollingsworth on Oct. 18; Claire Harper on Oct. 18; to Marla Horne and Amanda McKeown on Oct. 19; to Joshua and Jeremy Green on Oct. 19; to Bill Kitchens and Jack Gadd on Oct. 21.
We send get well wishes to Jamie Smith and Cecil Conley.
Prayer list: T.M. Stone, Audine Cooper, Adelle Hudson, Lina Mae Rhea, Maxine Thomas, Leo and Mary Frances Clayton, Jean and Joe McCallum, Juanita Howell, Betty Lee Maxey, Jean Derryberry, Donna Marrett, Diane Clayton, Martha Ross and others who suffer. Pray for peace on earth.
I grew up during the Great Depression! Men were out of work; some of them were selling pencils or apples on the street to feed their families. In 1929, the stock market went broke and many men jumped off of buildings to kill themselves after they lost everything. My dad didn’t lose his job, but his old T Model car wouldn’t crank in cold weather, and he had to walk to the depot. He worked on the night shift and became very ill and was unable to work for some time. Later he got on the day shift. Back then we used a wood cook stove and had to bring water and wood in out of the yard. James and I helped Mother with the housework. She milked the cow but we fed the chickens and pigs. We also helped her make a garden that summer and we made our clothes on the old treadle machine. Those were hard times! President Roosevelt was one of God’s blessings; we didn’t know for a long time that he was crippled.
The CCC Camp was a part of his ‘new deal.’ The boys at Potts Camp CCC Camp had to live in tents at Myrtle until the one near Potts Camp was finished. Daddy drove a group of us girls to open house in his A Model Ford. We enjoyed seeing the cooks, dressed in white in the mess hall, and talking to the officers in the recreation hall where music was playing. As we were leaving, the boys in the barracks waved to us. Before long they started coming to our town to church services and ball games in the new gym. They played baseball on the field behind the school on Sunday that summer.
On Halloween my parents gave me an early 16th birthday party. I invited girls and told them to bring their boyfriends. (Most of them were CCC boys.) We had tubs of apples to bob for and played games. Mother let me go with the group down the street to see what was going on. This was before trick or treat. She told us to stay together.
When I came out the front door, my friend Gerry called from across the road for me to come walk with her and her boyfriend. As I turned to close the door, a black, curly headed boy was standing there. I told Gerry “I’m going to walk with this curly-headed boy (I had forgotten his name). It was L.D. Hollingsworth, my future husband. He was a wonderful husband and father for 47 years! We loved him!
Until next week God bless.
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