Graduation, permit, more
That question was asked of me more than once during the past two weeks.
It surrounded my daughter Emma’s high school graduation. And truth is, I may be a bit older than most parents with high school grads. I did not get married until I was 28. I will turn 48 on August 25.
Close to Nowhere
Have you ever gotten a song stuck in your head and it rang and rang until you were nearly bonkers?
I do that frequently. Sometimes it’s good, sometimes, not quite so good!
We have a classified ad customer whose name is Marvin -- every time he runs an ad, my brain starts singing “Marvin I love you, Marvin I love you forever” -- a robot’s song from the movie “A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.” That’s a good one.
The Preacher’s Corner
‘Ebenezer’ is for remembering
Belle Strickland was a little girl in Holly Springs who grew up during and after the Civil War. Some will remember her family home, that stood where the Catholic Church is now located on Van Dorn Ave. It was a two-story white-painted frame mansion, set back from the street, that looked something like the old McCrosky Place on College Ave., the Finley House by the high school, or even the O’Dell Place at Chulahoma.
Kudzu call – Kudzu Festival July 15-18
Amy S. Heaton
Whether you prefer to be a participant, a volunteer, a sponsor, or all of the above, there is a place for you at the 2009 Kudzu Festival, hosted by the Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce on the square in Holly Springs July 15-18.
Letters To The Editor
I would like to extend a sincere thank you on behalf of the Ida B. Wells-Barnett Museum to Holly Springs and the Holly Springs Garden Club for making the annual Pilgrimage a huge success for our first time on the Pilgrimage tour.
Thank you also to the volunteers and people who participated. The turn-out was wonderful!
From the Ida Wells Museum Family
Leona Harris, curator
Low point in election:
My husband and I are recent residents of Holly Springs, although I am long familiar with the town through work. We were thrilled to vote in the recent local election, and we congratulate all the winners.
I was very distressed, however, to see the gentleman waving the sign that read “We Will Not Go Back,” and hear him or someone with him shouting through a bullhorn statements which clearly had no purpose other than inciting racial divide. How humiliating for the whole town.
The economy will get better, and Memphis will continue to spread into nearby communities, but what employer in his or her right mind would want to locate businesses or move workers into a town that actively cultivates a climate of racial divide? How can that benefit the community in any way?
Didn’t Dr. King and lots of other fine people suffer and die to get rid of that attitude?
Didn’t Dr. King himself say that he dreamed of the day when everyone would be judged by the content of their character rather than the color of their skin?
That was a truly embarrassing low point in the campaign, and those who participated should be ashamed of themselves. There were too many worthwhile issues at stake to sink to that.
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