August 28, 2008
A preacher I heard recently asked, “What is old?”
He answered that after years of trying to come up with the answer, he had come to the conclusion that most people define anyone who is 20 years their senior as “old.”
Perhaps that’s why my children – ages 17, 14 and 6 – say I’m old.
Close to Nowhere
This past week there may have been thirteen-hundred and fifty-two guitar pickers in Nashville, but they were far outweighed by the “thread pickers” — quilters filled the city and if Jane and I were any example, we were all playing wild and clean (OK, washing fabric does count as clean!).
Forgotten, but not gone
By Bobby Mitchell
The history of Strawberry Plains and the families so intimately connected with it through its long history have been largely forgotten in recent decades. While forgotten from our collective and most individual memories, the history itself was not gone; it was still there waiting to be rediscovered.
In 2004 Strawberry Plains Audubon Center director Madge Lindsey saw the need for a written history of the plantation and its benefactors, the Finley sisters, Ruth Finley and Margaret Finley Shackelford.
There was only one person with the credentials to undertake this history, someone with personal knowledge of the intricate familial relationships and geographic setting of the original Strawberry Plains plantation and its subsequent additions.
Letter To The Editor
Response to Safehaven:
We were told after the Zoning meeting on Aug. 14 that this proposed intrusion into our community would not be permitted by our “elected officials” — (remember, people, key word here is elected).
According to this website it’s already a done deal. Please take the time out to read it. I called my supervisor and read it to him; he said the contents were not true. Again, please, you read it and see if you want to make a call as well. Better yet, be sure and once again show up at the next meeting, Sept. 8, 9 a.m. (watch for location in paper)....How dare “they” say we have no say-so. They had say-so in DeSoto County. There’s some serious fibbing going on here. I hope we don’t have to use the phrase “just follow the money.”
The article is “SafeHaven Moving Ahead”
By Larry Logan, director of SafeHaven; http://www.safehavenofnorthms.com/august2008-newsletter.htm The Beacon - Newsletter of Safehaven of North Mississippi.
Please take time to remember our local “heroes” who are serving in war zones around the world.
Welcome Home: James Marcus Anthony, Kevin Luse, George Frank Frayser, William Payton, Charles (Will) StanbackMark W. Clark II, Army, Iraq
Battle Ewing, Army, Iraq
Charles Fairbairn, Army, Iraq; now in Afghanistan
Jarod Grimes, Army, Iraq
Timothy Hardaway, Army, Iraq
Lee (Brandon) Hutchens, Marines, Iraq
Jason Janicki, Army, Iraq
Henry A. Jones, Army, Iraq
Donnie Kirksey, Marines, Iraq
Matthew McArthur, Marines, Iraq
Michael McClatchy, Army, Iraq
George Merritt, Marines, Iraq
Chad Minor, Air Force
Chadwick (Chad) Phillips, Army, 2nd tour, Iraq
Deron Randolph, Marines, Iraq
Jerry W. Richardson, Army National Guard, Iraq
John Snow, Army, 2 tours Iraq, now in Afghanistan
Mitch Swann, Army, Iraq
Stephnie Taylor, Air Force, Iraq
Lynwood Turner, National Guard, 2nd tour, Iraq
Charles Weathersby, Marines, Iraq
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