Thursday, February 22, 2007
Ya-Ya brunch held at Green home
Billy and Tammy Cupp had an intimate gathering of Alex McCrosky’s friends in their home on Saturday evening. Out of town guests who attended were Walker and Heather Cupp of Collierville, Tenn., and Bea McCrosky of Jackson, and her beau, Drew.
Bea Green and Kay Wheeler hosted a Ya-Ya brunch on Sunday afternoon in the Walthall-Clark Home. The food was tremendous, as they served hot curried fruit, tomato grits, tiny biscuits with strawberry butter, asparagus and egg casserole, apple-cured bacon, delicious blueberry bread and a festive King Cake, sent by absentee Ya-Ya Rita Cochran Langus of Mobile, Ala. All the guests brought household type gifts to swap “Dirty Santa” style and had a wonderful time! The gifts that hit it big were a pink and lavender diamond style wall clock and “squishy” bed pillows. Those who attended from out of town were Beverly Fitch of Olive Branch, and Rollie Carson of Memphis, Tenn.
Gene Brown and Melanie Lesley just returned from a wonderful weekend in New Orleans, La., where they attended the Mardi Gras festivities. Saturday was jam-packed with parades, Iris, Tucks and the ever so popular Endymion. Okeanos, Thoth, Mid-City and Bacchus were all on the uptown schedule for Sunday. Monday brought even better parades in Proteus and Orpheus, as Fat Tuesday was closely approaching. The final day arrived with the pair attending both Zulu and Rex parades before coming back to Holly Springs, laden with beads galore!
Hallie Kazemba spent the weekend in Hernando, with her grandparents, Betty and Daryl Kazemba.
Tricia and James Johnson of Asheville, NC, visited with Mary Clay Brooks and children, Caitlyn and Grady, Laura and Kay Wheeler and Steve Elgin last week.
Get well wishes go out to Bobby Bonds, who recently underwent heart surgery. Hope to see you around the square really soon, Bobo!
Congratulations to the Marshall Academy Patriot basketball teams! The high school boys won second in North Half and the girls brought home the third place trophy. They played in Grenada. This week, they are playing in Brookhaven. Go Patriots!
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Crystal Cook and Terry Byrd will exchange vows February 24 at First Baptist Church
Mrs. Elaine Herring and James W. Cook of Potts Camp announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Crystal Cook to Terry Byrd, son of Mr. and Mrs. Terry Byrd of Holly Springs.
The couple will exchange vows on Feb. 24, 2007, 4 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Holly Springs. Dr. Curtis Ferrell will officiate. A reception will follow at Wall Doxey State Park.
The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joe Cox and the late Mr. and Mrs. Mancel Cook. She is a 1999 graduate of Hickory Flat Attendance Center and is currently an employee of Short Stop Grocery.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Mrs. Betty Bailey of Holly Springs and the late Raymond Bailey, the late Travis Byrd, the late Mrs. Martha Hannah and Eugene Hannah of Holly Springs. He is a 2002 graduate of Marshall Academy and a 2006 graduate of TechSkills, where he received his computer engineering degree. He is currently an employee of Contract Fabricators, Inc. as the network administrator and materials coordinator.
After a honeymoon, the couple will make their home in Hickory Flat.
The couple and their families would like to invite all family and friends to attend the wedding and reception.
February is the shortest month with the most prestigous birthdays
February is the shortest month and many famous people were born then, such as Presidents George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Ronald Regan and William Henry Harrison, (of course, he was only president one month. On his inauguration day in 1840, he wore no hat and he caught pneumonia when being administered the oath of office and died 30 days later of pneumonia.) He served the shortest term of any president. He was the oldest president until Reagan.
Princess Elizabeth became Queen Elizabeth on Feb. 7, 1952. At that time my husband was in law school and we lived in Vet Village at Ole Miss. We were the only people with the newly invented television. I invited all the neighbors to come to our apartment and see the coronation. However, in England, it was midday and in Oxford it was seven in the morning. I remember serving them all breakfast of coffee and donuts that I had made that morning. The queen and I are the same age and when I was little my mother tried to get me to become the queen’s pen pal but I was too busy doing something important like playing in the yard.
John Glenn first orbited the earth on Feb. 20, 1962. He was our first space hero and now as a United States Senator is still our hero. What a man!
Felix Mendelssohn and Frederick Handel were both musicians born in February. They wrote perfect music. Enrico Caruso, Marion Anderson were great musicians born then. Jefferson Davis took the oath as a leader of the Confederacy in February 1861. Thomas Edison patented the phonograph on Feb. 19, 1878. Longfellow (Sherwood Bonner’s boss) was born in February 1807.
In a lighter vein, Valentine, who was a priest about the third century, created Valentine’s Day. The ruler of the land was Roman Emperor Claudius II and he decided that single men made better soldiers than married ones. So Valentine, realizing the injustice of the decree, kept performing secret marriages for lovers. When found out, Claudius ordered that he be put to death.
Another story has that Valentine sent the first Valentine greeting himself. While in prison, it is believed that Valentine fell in love with the jailor’s daughter who visited him during his confinement. The greeting he wrote was signed, “From your Valentine.” So St. Valentine’s Day is centuries old and still going strong and today Valentine’s is almost the world’s favorite romantic greeting day.
When I was 11 I lived on College Avenue. I can still shut my eyes and see one of my “friend-boys” skating toward my house with a big box of chocolate candy for me under his arm. He has forgotten this, but for me, it was a thrill of a lifetime and I still remember it.
Birthdays are great. Statistics show that people who have more birthdays live longer.
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