Potts Camp News
David Fuller vacations in mountains
A group of 26 adults and children from Temperance Hill Baptist Church spent last weekend at Gulfport. Lynn and Martha Goolsby and children Hannah and Jamie were among those who enjoyed the trip.
On Thursday a group of 14 women from the Potts Camp School classes of 1963, ’64 and ’65 met in New Albany for lunch at the Western Sizzling Restaurant. They plan to meet again with others, and also attend Potts Camp School reunion next year.
Jimmy and Martha Hollingsworth of Tupelo visited me on Tuesday. I was happy to see them. He is my oldest son.
We are glad that Connie Work is improving and also Jamie Smith of Byhalia. Continue to pray for them.
Recent visitors of Annie Ruth Stone were Polly Montgomery, Clarinda Paris and Frieda Browning from the Hurricane Community in Pontotoc County.
David Fuller was excited about his recent trip with his sister Sandy to Lookout Mountain, Tenn.; and Rock City, GA. They also saw a cave in Ruby.
Pray for Susie Ash, who had surgery for the second time recently.
We send our love and sympathy to the family of James Dallas Lemons, age 80, in his recent death.
Happy birthday to Emily Stone on July 22. She is the youngest daughter of Mitch and Jeanette Stone. We love her.
1. The “Peace of Christ” is based on love. When people love each other, there is no cause to fear. We do not have to fear bombs, flee fallouts or cower under the thrust of war. When love rules, love begets love, if only someone would dare to go first. God has set the example.
2. Even while we were yet sinners He loved us! The Peace of God only comes when we respond to God’s love.
Join hands, then brothers of the faith, whatever your race may be, who serves my Father as a son, is surely kin to me.
3. Dear Lord, have mercy on us if we have fanned the fire of prejudice you died to put out. Teach us to love each other more.
When everything seems hopeless and life is hard to bear, just find a quiet corner and say a little prayer. Ask God to give you strength to see you through the day, He alone can help you, He can pave the way. Believe in Him and trust Him. Let Him be your guide. Miraculous things will happen when He is by your side.
Once your cross is lifted and you find that you can cope be sure to thank Almighty God for giving you new hope. –Lindy’s newsletter
Prayer list: Mark Jones, Charles Henderson, Sandy Byrd, Connie Work, Henry Tutor, Mary Jo McCallum, Lena Fay Work, Diane Clayton, Lina Mae Rhea, G.R. Thompson, Ralph and Jeanette Dunning, Mary Jo Whaley, Virgie Kelly, Mary Jarrett, Betty Fincher, Jamie Smith.
During World War II, the first Greer and Greer Store became a sewing room to make Army clothes. The Greers had purchased the two-story brick building next door from Douglas Laws. Later, about 1950, the sewing room became The Dixie Theater. It had a large colored picture with the newest shows brought out from Memphis every weekend. It showed on Saturday and Sunday afternoon.
Willa Floyd sold the tickets and Charles Burris, a teenage boy, operated the projector.
People came from nearby towns to see the new shows.
One Sunday afternoon, L.D. kept the young children so I could go to see “Gone with the Wind.” I was late, so the show had started when I arrived. As I was looking for a seat, they called my name. I had won the door prize, $10. That made me happy.
Charles bought a motorcycle with some of his money; he really enjoyed it. He was the age of my younger brother and sister, Ann and Lindy (both deceased).
One day, Charles passed our home really fast on his motorcycle. My late husband remarked, “That boy is going to get killed.” About two miles out of town, he ran into a car and died a short time later.
The funeral was really sad. It was held in Potts Camp Methodist Church. Later the movie theater changed hands and others operated it.
Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Burris, Charles’s parents, were really nice. We loved them. He left one brother.
North Marshall News
Learn more by listening...
Just ask my wife, I like to talk to people and learn about them and their experiences. I am often encouraged to stop talking, and that is a good thing because I learn more when I listen. I recently learned a great deal about a neighbor, and, with her permission, I will share with you just a little of that information.
I have known Ann Krieger for about eight years and our acquaintance has been friendly and neighborly. She was born Minnie Ann Coleman in McNairy County, Tenn. Ann went to school at Ramer, Tenn., and came to Memphis in 1952 where she met a dashing young man named George Krieger. George and Ann married in 1954 and this union produced two sons. Carey Lyndon Krieger of Byhalia and Wade Alan Krieger of Merritt Island, Fla. She has two grandchildren, grandson George Krieger (Carey) and granddaughter Sydney Krieger (Wade). Ann and her husband moved to Marshall County in late 1987. George Krieger died in 1996. Retired from the Defense Depot, Ann serves her church and community by teaching Sunday School at Longstreet United Methodist Church and serves as secretary to the board of directors for Marshall County Water Association. Ann also likes to read and garden. But there is something else I learned by listening. Ann likes to research ancestry. Here are some things she has learned about her family that may encourage you to do some research.
Through family research it has revealed that the Coleman family goes back to Sir Edward Coleman, who for religious reasons was beheaded by the order of Queen Mary of England. Coleman survivors came to America and settled in Spotsylvania County, Va., in 1640. The Coleman family experienced many hardships in the early years. When the Civil War started, heavy battles took place around the Coleman home site. The house was used by the Union Army as a temporary headquarters. Lewis Littlepage Coleman moved his family to Paint Rock, Ala., for safety. After the family was settled, Lewis Coleman served in the Confederate Army. When the war ended the family moved to McNairy County, Tenn., near Chewalla. Lewis Coleman and his son Ira (Ann’s grandfather) worked for the I.C. Railroad and Ira was involved in the cleanup of the famous Casey Jones train wreck. Research shows that Ira and his wife Virginia Young Coleman reared six sons and two daughters. One of these sons was Ann’s father, Ira Lindon Coleman. Four of their sons served their country during WWI. Some research will take you all the way back to the queen and often you will find some very interesting and proud heritage. Ann has a lot more information that space and time will not allow us to explore. Thanks, Ann for sharing with us.
During this week in the year 1775, during the Revolutionary War, the commander in chief of the Continental Army rode through a camp just outside Boston. Washington heard his men singing a ditty that apparently they had taken a liking to. It started with the words, “Yankee Doodle went to town, sitting on a pony”….. There is no solid evidence where the song originated, but it is reported that the British soldiers sang it during the French and Indian War to mock the American troops. The word “Yankee” was a nickname for New Englanders. The word “doodle” was a nitwit. According to the song, “Yankee Doodle stuck a feather in his cap and called it macaroni.” It is said “Macaroni” was slang for a young man that liked to dress in style. Once the Revolutionary War began, Patriot soldiers sang the following verse at Bunker Hill.
Be careful who you mock; someone may write a song that will become well known.
This Week’s Quiz Questions
What are the names of the cities that are given the following nicknames?
Now here is a hard question.
In what town did the first representative assembly in America convene?
Three readers got last week’s questions correct. Thanks Trish, Duffy and James.
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Did You Know On
July 22, 1937 – Katherine Lee Bates wrote “America the Beautiful”.
July 23, 1885 – Ulysses S. Grant, the eighteenth U.S. president, died at Mount McGregor, New York.
July 24, 1847 – Brigham Young led Mormon pioneers into the valley of the Great Salt Lake.
July 25, 1952 – Puerto Rico became a self-governing commonwealth of the United States.
July 26, 1908 – The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) was founded.
July 27, 1940 – Bugs Bunny made his debut in the cartoon “A Wild Hare.”
July 28, 1945 – A U.S. bomber crashed into the seventy-ninth floor of the fog-shrouded Empire State Building, killing more than a dozen people.
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