September 17, 2009
Happy 21st birthday to Jill Tomlinson
Happy 21st birthday wishes go out to Jill Tomlinson, who turned over the weekend!!
Kay Wheeler, Bea Green, Diane Greer, Tammy Cupp, Sally Permenter, Frances Gresham and Robin Seale spent a long weekend on Kiawah Island. The ladies had a wonderful time enjoying the sights, good food and shopping. While there, they also got to snap a picture or two of a live alligator, something most of them had never seen.
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Lesley Gunn and Graham Miller to wed September 26 in Jackson
Mr. and Mrs. Lundy Reid Gunn Jr. announce the engagement of their daughter, Lesley Catherine Gunn, to Robert Graham Miller, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Robert Miller of Holly Springs.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mrs. Charles Banks Mitchell of Jackson and the late Mr. Mitchell, and Mr. and Mrs. Lundy Reid Gunn Sr. of Madison.
Miss Gunn is a graduate of Jackson Prep and a cum laude graduate of the McDonnell-Barksdale Honors College at the University of Mississippi, where she received a bachelor of arts in history. While at Ole Miss, she was also a member of Pi Beta Phi Sorority. She obtained her juris doctorate from the University of Kentucky College of Law, and is now a Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Mississippi. Miss Gunn is a member of the Junior League of Jackson.
The prospective bridegroom is the grandson of Mrs. Robert George Walker of Holly Springs and the late Mr. Walker and Mr. and Mrs. Linwood Graham Miller of Holly Springs. Mr. Miller is a graduate of Marshall Academy and received his bachelor of business administration from the University of Mississippi. While at Ole Miss, Mr. Miller was a member and officer of Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity. He is currently a unit manager for Altria Sales and Distribution in Cape Girardeau, Mo.
The couple will exchange vows at 7 p.m., Sept. 26 at Christ United Methodist Church in Jackson, with a reception to follow at the Grand Old Post Office in Canton.
A community’s historical treasure
I am writing to appeal to the beloved people of Holly Springs, Byhalia, Potts Camp, and Marshall County to become members of the Marshall County Historical Museum and support us. We are your baby! However, we are beginning our second childhood now as we have a second beginning. Forty years ago we were conceived from nothing. When we began, we did it without a penny. All of the workers were volunteers and all the incredible artifacts came out of local trunks and attics and you gave donations to nourish us. We were and still are a local treasure. Our motto is “We are keepers of the county’s treasures.”
Our forebearen who walked these same streets and lived in these same houses were people of honor and integrity. History has a way of repeating itself and when someone in our community needs help, we help. From the beginning (1836) they were thinking of us and trying to set us up to be beautiful so that we might enjoy our earthly setting. We were a planned on paper community. Our community is special. We need our museum as it represents our own Southern culture. A community that has no culture wouldn’t be a good one, as culture is the refinement of our minds, manners and morals.
It is like polishing something. Even a rock, if polished, is better. A new industry, before closing on a new home, asks about the culture in a community.
One of the shocks of my life was that children aren’t born with manners. They have to be taught. Children emulate the adults in their lives. Teach them to love their community and to help others – and it will be a better place. As your baby, we need nourishment. Although we have other newer babies, please don’t forget your old baby. We don’t have national connections (although we aspire to) from which to draw support.
We are totally dependent on you. We need your love and support. Would you please send us a donation to help sustain us so we can survive? We are tax deductible, just like your church. If you want, we will publish your generosity in our beloved South Reporter. It won’t get you on the National Register, but you can know that you have helped your community by helping us. Our address is Marshall County Historical Museum, P.O. Box 806, Holly Springs, MS 38635.
Love, your baby’s keeper, Lois Swaney Shipp
P.S. Hurry, don’t let us sink.
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