October 2, 2008
Frances Buchanan, Margaret Holland and Dorothy Warren return from New York trip
Congratulations, once again, to the Marshall Academy Lady Patriots. They sailed past Indianola twice to bring home the State AA Championship trophy - again! They were treated to a limousine ride into school on Monday, compliments of Coach Carlton, led by Sheriff Kenny Dickerson. The entire student body came out of the woodwork to congratulate the girls on this fabulous accomplishment. This week, they are travelling to Mississippi College to compete for the Overall State title. Good luck, Lady Patriots! What a tremendous season for everyone involved!
Frances Buchanan, Margaret Holland and Dorothy Warren recently returned from a wonderful trip. The ladies travelled to New York City for an overnight. While there, they saw Mama Mia in the theater district. The next day, they flew out to Bangor, Maine, and went on to Rockland, where they stayed. They met up with Martha Ruth and Gene Leonard and had a wonderful time sightseeing.
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Miss Lynn Brown and Jonathan Rowe to wed November 8 at First UMC
Eugene Dabney Brown Jr. and Margaret Sullivant Brown of Holly Springs are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Lynn Hamilton, to Jonathan Diedrich Rowe, son of Dr. Ray Dennis Rowe of St. Louis, Mo., and June Lynn Ohlendorf, of Memphis, Tenn. The couple will marry on November 8, 2008 at 5 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Holly Springs.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Eugene Dabney Brown Sr. and the late Mary Lynn Brown of Holly Springs, and of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Paul Sullivant Sr., formerly of Kosciusko and Holly Springs.
Lynn is a graduate of Marshall Academy in Holly Springs. She received a bachelor’s degree in English from The University of Mississippi. At Ole Miss, Miss Brown was a member of Chi Omega Sorority. She continued her studies and received her juris doctor from the University of Mississippi School of Law.
The bridegroom-elect is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ray Russell Rowe of East Prairie, Mo., and the late Mr. and Mrs. Harold Frederick Ohlendorf, of Osceola, Ark. Jonathan is a graduate of Memphis University School and the University of Tennessee, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. Mr. Rowe is a cotton merchant for East Cotton Company in Marion, Ark.
Following their honeymoon, the couple will reside in Memphis.
Monica Hampton and Mario Wilson to wed
Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Hampton of Ashland are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Monica Lashalle Hampton, to Mario Dewayne Wilson, son of Mrs. Brenda Rogers of Laws Hill.
The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Edith M. Hamer of Ashland and the late Joseph Hamer, Lucy Mae and Emieal Hampton. The groom-to-be is the grandson of Mandy Wilson and the late Reggie Wilson Sr.
The couple will wed on Oct. 18, 2008 at 4 p.m. at the Multi-Purpose Building in Holly Springs. A reception will immediately follow. All family and friends are invited to attend.
The bride-to-be is a 2001 graduate of Ashland High School and attended Northwest Mississippi Community College.
The groom-to-be is a 1996 graduate of Potts Camp Attendance Center and attended Northwest Mississippi Community College.
The newlyweds will enjoy a honeymoon in Las Vegas, Nev., and plan to reside in Ashland.
The end of summer and school beginnings
We didn’t use to celebrate Labor Day. Labor Day was a northern holiday and began so the laborers could have a day off at the end of summer.
In the north were many workers at the many factories and there weren’t many rules and regulations. Work was required seven days a week so unions were started where the workers formed forces to make better working conditions. Children were used in some of these places so the Child Labor Law was passed to protect them.
Schools always started the first Monday in September; we didn’t know there was a Labor Day, much less a holiday on the first day of school. Labor Day wasn’t even on our calendar. To begin school with a holiday wasn’t on our agenda. However, someone who hated heat probably saw this holiday as a way to celebrate the end of long hot summers.
The beginning of summer was on Memorial Day to celebrate the beginning of summer. School beginnings were always very exciting. Everything was new; teacher’s curriculum, even old friends we had been with all summer were new. There were always a few new friends and even clothes were exciting.
Of course, my mother sewed every stitch I ever wore all the way through school. One little rich girl always had a new wardrobe for school and she would come in her new winter finery (sweat and all) and I remember it as being ridiculous as summer was still with us.
Football kicked off the season for the girls as well as the boys. This was an exciting time of life! The first year the school had cheerleaders, I remember Nellie Mae Jones and Naomi Freeman being cheerleaders. They were older (not much) than I was, but we were watching.
Later on when I was in the ninth grade, I joined the Holly High band playing the beautiful bell lyre and wore a majorette uniform at the front of the band. The bell lyre had a piano keyboard and like many instruments, you only played the tune so it was simple to play for a piano player and I could really make that thing chime.
Curtis White was the drum major and he led the band twirling his baton. He could really strut, too, and with his baton he gave us directions, which we followed. Walter Cooper Sandusky, C.D. Collins, Miriam Leslie, Jimmy Totten, Frank Hopkins, Charles Dean, Eleanor Lee Ferris, and Frances Moore (Buchanan) were all part of the band. Frank Wilkerson was our capable bandleader.
I always felt a little sorry for him because everybody else his age was in the war and he was left behind warring with us kids. He had us in control though. He made us into a marching band, where we could do intricate maneuvers on the football field. I think we were really good.
Once we were at the cotton Carnival Parade in Memphis, marching down Main Street. Curtis was twirling his baton high in the air and the baton landed in the streetcar lines over head. Sparks flew; there was a big bang, and then darkness. Curtis had shorted out the Memphis electricity with his twirling baton. We made history that night.
School days – dear old golden rule days, a person never gets over his school days and never gets over his rearing either. I thank the Lord for these great days and the wonderful people whose lives touched mine. Those people were almost the same as kinfolks.
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