Tears of sadness, joy
The first tears, from having a senior in high school, flowed Friday night.
The Marshall Academy Patriot Performers presented “Peace, Love and Broadway” in the gymnasium.
My daughter Emma and Hannah Hamblin are the only two seniors in the group, under the direction of Catherine Swan. They closed out the fabulous musical revue with an emotional duet – “For Good” by Stephen Schwartz from Wicked.
Close to Nowhere
I realize that I am not a sports columnist. I think “our” Claude Vinson does a great job at that and I am not applying for his job!
However — did you see the Kentucky Derby Saturday? Were you as flabbergasted as my daughter?
Dana is a very dedicated thoroughbred horse racing fan. She is an active member of a small Internet racing board that has become a group of fast friends that travel to various horse races throughout the year together.
Pressure is to conform, but God has own plans
“Where is John?” I asked Ginny. My 12-year-old’s weekend movements had been predictable for most of his life, but lately he was prone to wandering, especially the woods off our backyard.
My brief search found him sitting on the slight incline of our front yard upon a carpet of bright green grass, legs crossed, eyes closed with his elbows resting on his thighs, palms turned open and upward. The classic Zen yoga pose.
Letters To The Editor
I wanted to take a minute to praise the Holly Springs Garden Club and all others who were involved in the Pilgrimage this year. It was wonderful.
My husband and I took his mother and his aunt on the tour Sunday, April 19, and they are still talking about how much they enjoyed it.
I was so proud of my beautiful little town. It was especially nice to get to tour the Ida B. Wells-Barnett museum. I have wanted to tour it but simply never took the time. It was a pleasant surprise to discover it was on the tour this year.
We loved touring several homes I had not toured before. I also must say, the gardens behind Walter Place are phenomenal. If you haven’t seen them yet, go right away!
Holly Springs rightfully deserves to be a tourist destination. We have so much history and so much to offer. I want to know, and I want others to know, the stories of the Native Americans, the slaves, the wealthy plantation owners, the Catholic martyrs, and all other individual contributions to our fascinating history. There are amazing true tales at every turn and in every corner of our town.
For example, I was surprised to learn the role a Freedman played in the construction of Crump Place. I thank David Person for telling us about that during the tour of Burton Place. Everyone in the room sort of looked at each other and collectively said, “Who knew?”
We probably all have a lot to learn about Holly Springs, so I encourage everyone to start seeking knowledge about our collective history and participating in preservation efforts. We can and will accomplish great things when we start to care.
Thanks for support:
The Slayden-Mt. Pleasant-Early Grove Fire Dept. would like to thank everyone for your support for our stew supper on March 28.
We would especially like to thank Big Star, Save-a-Lot, Sonic, Pizza Hut, McDonald’s, Huddle House, Loftin’s Grocery and Three Way Grocery, for the donations.
Ladies Auxiliary and
I noticed (with some concern) the “getting Run Over” editorial cartoon in the April 30 copy of The South Reporter. My concern is regarding the image created by the use of a “hot rod” for the uninsured motorist as opposed to just using an average-appearing vehicle.
Unfortunately, when the good citizens of the surrounding counties read your fine paper, there will be some negative bias created for all the law-abiding hot rodders out there with this kind of typecasting.
I’m as incensed as the next person regarding the amount of insurance I have to pay because of the “uninsured;” and I want to do all I can to bring the law to the attention of the community, but not at the expense of some law-abiding (insured) hot rodders.
Just a thought…from a current hot rod enthusiast.
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