February 14, 2008
Jones and Rather families return from skiing in Utah
Dr. and Mrs. Ben Seale Jr., of Jackson, were the weekend guests of Ben and Robin Seale. Hamilton Seale of Memphis also stopped through on Sunday.
Everette Stubbs of Washington, DC, was the weekend visitor of his mother, Linda Stubbs.
Nancy and Ki Jones and children, Jake and Mary Neely, and the Edward Rathers of Olive Branch, recently returned from Provo, Utah, where they all had a wonderful skiing experience.
Mary Glen and Patrick Carlton and Mary Glen’s mother, Glenda, of Birmingham, Ala., spent the weekend with Vicki and Walter Webb. While here, the couple also enjoyed a wonderful dinner at the Rendezvous in Memphis with his father, Collier Carlton.
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The Chapel-at-the-Park in Gatlinburg, Tenn. was the scene of the afternoon wedding of Barbara Lanphere and Steve Davis. Rev. T. McIntyre officiated at the ceremony held on Jan. 4, 2008. Steve is the son of Mildred Davis and the late Don Davis of Red Banks. Barbara is the daughter of the late Sally Valentine of Lamar and William Jones of Thompsonville, Ill. The couple has made their home in Red Banks.
February is short, but important
February is the shortest month and many famous people were born then, such as: presidents George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Ronald Reagan, William Henry Harrison (of course he was only president one month as on inauguration day in 1840 he wore no hat and caught pneumonia when being administered the oath of office and died 30 days later of pneumonia. He served the shortest time of any president.
Princess Elizabeth became Queen Elizabeth on February 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 for the coronation. However, in England it was midday but in Oxford it was seven in the morning. I remember serving them all breakfast of coffee and donuts that I had made that morning. There was no bakery, just my kitchen.
John Glenn first orbited the earth on February 20, 1962. He was our first space hero, and as a U.S. senator now is still our hero. What a man!
Felix Mendelssohn, Fredrick Handel, Enrico Caruso, and Marion Anderson were all February people and they all wrote and performed beautiful music. Jefferson Davis took the oath as leader of the Confederacy in February, 1861.
Thomas Edison patented the phonograph on February 19, 1878. Longfellow (Sherwood Bonner’s boss) was born in February 1807.
In a lighter vein, Valentine’s Day was created by Valentine, who was a priest about the third century. 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 of lovers. When found out, Claudius ordered that he be put to death. Another story had it 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. Valentine is almost the world’s favorite romantic greeting day. When I was 11 and 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 I still remember it.
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