January 15, 2009
Potts Camp News
Get well wishes to Mae Wren
Happy 2009 to everyone! We hope this will be a special year for our town and country!
Mae Wynne Wren, a former Potts Camp School teacher, was badly injured in a car accident recently with two broken legs. She is hospitalized in Memphis. Please pray for her. We love her.
Jack and Linda Clayton of Kentucky came to visit relatives here last week where he grew up. They stayed at the home of Joyce Clayton. Brothers and sisters of Jack include Joann Mayer, and Ralph and Roger Clayton in New Albany where they enjoyed a special New Year’s dinner.
We send our love and sympathy to the family of Mable Paton of Cornersville in her recent death. She was buried in Cornersville Cemetery.
I was sorry to read about the recent death of Lester Churchill. He grew up in Potts Camp on this street. His parents, Nancy and Elms, operated a store nearby. She was a nurse. They were our friends. We send our love and sympathy to Lester’s family; his wife is deceased.
A special niece, Karen Williams from Wisconsin, stopped to visit me on Monday. She had been visiting her dad, Herman Hill of Aberdeen, after Christmas. Her mother, the late Ann Hill, my younger sister, died two years ago. Karen’s sister, Belinda Russell of New Albany, attended my birthday celebration and brought flowers.
Thoughts - God’s Promise
God didn’t promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow or sun without rain. But God did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears and a light for the way. And all who believe in His kingdom above, He answers their faith with everlasting love.
Take control of my thoughts today; let my mind be stayed on thee, that I may know the perfect peace, thou O Lord hath promised me. Take control of my words today; may they tell of thy great love, and may the story of thy grace turn some heart to thee. Take control of my life today, let thy will be also mine. That in each thought and word and deed I shall be forever thine.
Happy birthday to all our friends who celebrate their birthdays. Thanks again to all for making my 90th birthday such a huge success. I continue to receive cards and letters about it! God has blessed me!
Prayer list: Mary Jo McCallum, Diane Clayton, Robert Hugh King in rehab, Mary Jarrett, Charles Henderson, Henry Tutor, Connie Work, L.D. Ford, Ralph and Jennette Dunning, Lina Mae Rhea, Betty Fincher, Lena Fay Work, Mary Lois Gurley. Pray for those who have lost loved ones recently.
Memories and History
Did you ever wait at a railroad station for the sound of an approaching train? What an exciting time that was during the early days, when the roads were bad and the T Model cars wouldn’t crank. Many sad farewells and joyous reunions took place at the old railroad station long ago.
We rode the trains when I was a child. My older brother, James, and I would watch down the tracks until we saw the train lights, then ran inside to tell the others, “The train is coming!” They would all rush out of the depot to catch the train.
My younger brother, Lindy, would hide his face and close his eyes until the huge engine passed.
Before 1950 the train stopped at the old coal chute for coal and water. We rode the trains free of charge because my dad, J.B. Potts, was the Potts Camp Depot agent for 40 years. What happy memories.
Annie Ruth Stone has a scrapbook she has saved over the years about her late husband, T.M. (Mitch) Stone, a former ball player in high school for the Potts Camp Cardinals; then as an Alabama college ball player and later teacher and coach of the Potts Camp Cardinals for many years. We were happy when he carried the Potts Camp Cardinals to overall championship. They had reunions for many years.
We will never forget him; he was my classmate and later adult Sunday school teacher at Potts Camp Methodist Church.
Holly Springs News
Hopewell No. 1 church news
Watch meetings were held at Hopewell No. 1 and Samuel Chapel Churches New Year’s Eve. Pastor Joseph Davis awarded plaques to Mary Milan and Janice Stinson for attendance to Bible class.
Church seminar will be held at Hopewell No. 1 Saturday, Jan. 24, 10 a.m.
Rev. Gipson Jones will be the speaker for the praise service at Hopewell No. 1.
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