Potts Camp News
David Fuller goes to the Grand Ole Opry with Green family
A group of 26 young people from Temperance Hill Baptist church has returned from a recent three-day trip to Hot Springs, Ark. Lynn and Martha Goolsby, Hanna and Jamie were among the group. They enjoyed the trip.
On Saturday night, a group of 10 members from Temperance Hill Baptist Church, including Joyce Clayton, drove to Tupelo to hear the Inspiration Quartet.
Annie Ruth Stone and daughter Pebble and Jeanie Anne Gadd attended the Holley Reunion at New Hope Church in Booneville on Sunday.
We send our love and sympathy to the family of Leanord Pearson is his recent death. Services were held on Saturday at Potts Camp School Gym with many people attending.
Recent visitors of mine were relatives, David Hollingsworth, Teresa and daughters, Suzette and Sarah Lambert from Palmetto. David enjoys pictures and articles about Potts Camp, and the first settler, Col. E.F. Potts and wife, Elizabeth. He has been collecting Potts Camp history over the years.
My nephew, Dean Potts, son of my late brother, Lindy Potts, also came to see me. He really looks like my brother, even has those pretty brown eyes. They live at Hernando; Joann Potts, his mother, lives at Olive Branch; she is a retired school teacher.
Happy birthday to Betty Lee Maxey on July 27; to Nikki White on July 29; to my friend, Bernice Beaird on July 30; and to Mitchell Gurley and Leland Passons on July 31.
David Fuller was excited over his recent trip to Nashville, Tenn., to hear the Grand Ole Opry with his sister, Karen Green and family.
Henry Tutor and grandson had bad luck again. Lightning ran into his house and ruined his air conditioner and phone. Last week a deer ran in front of his pickup and damaged the fenders.
David Greer Jr. and his 8-year-old son, David Greer III, have returned from a recent trip to Japan on business.
Congratulations to Brittney Johnson and John Ross House on their wedding Aug. 2.
Prayer list: Allene Randolph, Jean Derryberry, Diane Clayton, Lina Mae Rhea, Juanita Howell, T.M. Stone, Betty Fincher, Lena Fay Work, Mary Jo McCallum, Dale Gravatt and Jennifer Gravatt (son and granddaughter of my cousin). Pray for our world leaders that they will make the right decision; also those who have lost loved ones, and the sick people who suffer.
Memories and History
They say you can never go home again, but I have news for them. As I stand at my back door, I can almost see the old barn where Mother milked the cow. James would shuck the corn for the hogs and I shelled corn for the chickens. One time James started jumping up and down and yelling. Suddenly a mouse ran out his pants leg. We really laughed at him.
Sometimes boys James’ age came to play with him. One day Willard Overton and James decided they didn’t want to play with me, so they ran through the pig pen; they knew I wouldn’t follow them there, but I stood on the fence calling “coming back! come back!” (Later in my life when Willard wrote in my memory book in 1936, when we graduated from high school, he wrote, “Do you remember when I called you a tomboy?” I remembered.)
One day we went to Gadd’s farm near Hickory Flat to buy a new cow. Mr. Todd was the depot agent there, so my dad knew him. We named the new cow Aggie for Mr. Todd’s wife, Agnes, who had reddish brown hair. Daddy rented a pasture behind St. Mary’s Church across the railroad tracks. It had the old creek running through it for water for the cows.
Aggie had a little calf in the barn. One day James and Bennie went after the cow. When they opened the gate, she started running to get to her calf. Suddenly the fast train came around the corner and hit and killed her. We all cried. It was a sad day at our house! We loved that cow.
Sitting on our front porch at night we could see the lights on Sand Hill, as the cars reached the hill top in the distance. Our dad would tell us about his years growing up near town on Potts Creek. Eagle Springs, a famous health resort, was located on Sand Hill, about two miles from their home. A two-story hotel was located there. People came from Birmingham, Memphis, New Albany, and other far away places to drink and bathe in the magic water. It was known as a cure-all for every ailment. Over the years many county picnics and political speakings were held there.
The Greers purchased the famous health resort about 1900; later the hotel burned, but over the years it has been a favorite place for many people.
I remember going there as a child with crowds of people to hear famous politicians speak, especially Senator Wall Doxey. Everybody loved him!
Hamilton Chapel celebrates homecoming
Jesus explains the parable of the weeds:
“Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house and His disciples came unto Him, saying, declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field. He answered and said unto them. He that soweth the good seed is the Son of Man. The field is the world; the good seeds are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one.” Matthew 13:36-38
Rev. Dr. Coker George continued his message on Sunday, “What type of sail are you?”
Where can I (we) go to escape the tares of the world?
Oh! Come and let us fellowship together.
Hamilton Chapel Church’s annual Homecoming program was Sunday, July 27 at 3 p.m. The speaker for the day was Pastor Kelvin Ramsey and the Spirit of Excellence Church of Oxford.
Miller’s Court #301 Heroines of Jericho met July 24 at 6 p.m. with Sis. Queen Martin and Rev. Wilson Reynolds.
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