October 29, 2009
Weather doesn’t dampen spirits of Marshall Academy’s homecoming
Rowan Thompson of Dallas, Texas, was the guest of his sister, Kay Wheeler, and niece, Laura Wheeler, last week. He was here to attend the Ole Miss - Arkansas game in Oxford Saturday.
Happy birthday wishes go out to Mary Beth Gilliam and Heather Tomlinson, who share a birthday! May you have many, many more fabulous birthdays!
Although the weather was gloomy Friday, that did not seem to dampen the spirits for the Marshall Academy homecoming! The day began with a parade of floats. Classes from seventh grade up to 12th grade meticulously worked on getting their floats ready for the big day. Each grade had a theme which they had to use, going along with TV Land. M*A*S*H, Gilligan’s Island, Green Acres, The Addams Family, Happy Days and the Beverly Hillbillies were all well represented early Friday morning. If you happened to be on the square, you may have been able to catch a glimpse of them!
After lunch, the festivities continued in the gym. It was an afternoon of fun-filled games with each class competing against one another. The senior skit concluded the afternoon.
Due to inclement weather, the usual half-time “Crowning of the Queen” was moved to the gym prior to kick-off of the football game. It was standing room only, which meant we stood in the lobby!
This year’s queen was announced after a sea of beautiful maids from 10th through 12th were introduced. Casey Gibson, daughter of Carlton and LuAnn Gibson, was named queen. She was breathtaking in her red sequined gown, which had a train. This is the third year in a row that a softball player has been crowned homecoming queen. It speaks volumes for the ladies who are not only beautiful but are also athletic and have strong character.
Congratulations to all of the 2009 homecoming maids, as they all were stunning!
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Tabitha Bing and Gregory Stacks Jr. will exchange vows November 7 at Magnolia Manor Bed and Breakfast
Tabitha Ann Bing and Gregory Lynn Stacks, Jr. are happy to announce their upcoming nuptials to be held Saturday, November 7, 2009 at 2 p.m. at Magnolia Manor Bed and Breakfast, 418 North Main Street, Bolivar, Tenn.
Tabitha is the mother of Reagann, Morgann and Julian Bing and the daughter of Teresa Taylor of Holly Springs and Darrell Lewis of Potts Camp.
Greg is the father of Riley Stacks and the son of Gregg and Joanne Stacks of Selmer, Tenn., and Denise and Jim Stapleton of Potts Camp.
There will be a reception immediately following the ceremony. All friends and family are invited to attend.
Miss Amanda Turner and Daniel McCullough to wed November 7 in Olive Branch
Mr. and Mrs. Billy Joe Turner Jr. of Harmontown announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Amanda Danielle Turner, to Daniel Edward McCullough, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eddie McCullough, of Olive Branch.
The couple will be united in marriage on November 7, 2009 at 4:30 p.m. at the home of Eddie and Sandy McCullough, 5702 Jason Cove, Olive Branch.
Amanda is the granddaughter of Billy and the late Joyce Turner of New Albany; and Bill and Frances Tignor of Memphis, Tenn.
She graduated from Olive Branch High School and is currently employed at DeSoto County Schools.
Danny is the grandson of the late Ed and Virginia McCullough of Coldwater, ; and the late Harold and Levern Daniel of Byhalia.
He graduated from Olive Branch High School and is currently employed at Home Depot.
A reception will be held at the home of Eddie and Sandy McCullough immediately following the ceremony.All friends and relatives are invited to attend.
At last! We are ready!
At last the day has come to open the door to our friends to enjoy the museum. Labeling is the last thing that may take awhile, so come enjoy it now, then come back again later on.
On Thursday, October 28, we will have an Open House. The hours will be 1-5 p.m.
We are starting a new “Friends of the Museum Club” for history lovers. If you pay $25 a year as dues, it merits you to free admittance to the museum for a year and a private letter from me about four times a year.
Up until yesterday we were still discovering new things that have been in storage for years. All these new treasures are on display for you to see. Miss Kate Clark died a half century ago and her personal things were packed up. Her paintings were stored in New York. A sale in her yard got rid of countless treasures. She was a musician and all five of her pianos were sold in the yard sale. (Don’t you wish you had gone to that yard sale?) Her beds, wardrobes, settees, chairs, were sold that day but a lot of stuff didn’t sell so Chesley Smith took it home with her and kept it until we started the museum in 1970. We are just unpacking the boxes. Miss Kate was an only child and never got rid of anything. Her family was not prolific and she ended up as the only survivor on several sides of her family. When she lived in New York she evidently was a lover of costume jewelry. A lot of it still had the price tags on them showing she had paid $1 or 59¢; not precious things, we didn’t get those.
The museum is full of Kate Clark memorabilia; maybe a third of the artifacts were hers. She had intended for these things to go into a combined art gallery and house museum but the best planned things often go away. A couple of years ago I went to a garage sale and there was Miss Kate’s purple hat with a plume in it so I bought it; had to pay $40 for it, but it was worth it; and today the purple hat is in the museum. Look for it, it’s wonderful.
Remember Nellie Mae Moore? She married Jesse Young from Red Banks during World War II. Their daughter Irene Young of Warsaw painted a Holly Springs mural which is upstairs and it is wonderful.
P.S. We have invited Warren Buffet to our list of guests for the opening, as he gave us the bricks for the elevator shaft. He might not come if it’s raining.
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