March 25, 2010
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Leshia Ward and William Watkins to wed at Community Temple
Vanda Ward would like to announce the marriage of her daughter, Leshia Elizabeth Ward, to Willie James Watkins on March 27 at 4 p.m. at Community Temple Church on Mt. Zion Road in Cayce.
Leshia E. Ward is the daughter of Vanda Ward and the late Homer Ward of Paducah, Ky.
Willie J. Watkins is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Watkins.
The couple would like to invite all family and friends to attend. A reception and shower will be held at the church after the wedding.
Kim Woods and Brandon Frayser of Potts Camp are the proud parents of a new baby girl, Mikah Averee-Mae Frayser, born Oct. 16, 2009 at 7:48 p.m. at Baptist DeSoto Hospital in Southaven.
At birth, she weighed three pounds, 15 ounces and was 16-1/4 inches long. She currently weighs 12 pounds, 4-1/2 ounces and is 22 inches long.
Grandparents are Mike and Kay Frayser of Potts Camp, William (Billy) Woods of Olive Branch and the late Virginia Mae (Shenna) Woods of Olive Branch.
Great-grandparents are and Dorothy May Frayser and the late Nathan M. Frayser of Potts Camp and the late Walter A. Watkins and the late Mary Lee Watkins of Holly Springs and the late William Mayo Sr. and Janie Baldwin Mayo Malone of New Albany.
Aunts are Aimee Harris of Olive Branch, Lacie Toledo of Red Banks and Brandy Riley of Potts Camp.
Michael Shade Rosenthal was born to Mike and Sarah Rosenthal of Madison Feb. 9, 2010, at The Suites at River Oaks Woman’s Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces and was 20-1/2 inches long.
Maternal grandparents are Shade and Zenda Bethany of Sarepta.
Paternal grandparents are Jan and Bruce Cannon of Coldwater and Henry Rosenthal of Cordova, Tenn.
Museum tidbits: treasures, pleasures – our children
Children are what make the world go round. It is always wondrous to receive a child.
I received a new grandson from the February wedding. He is 11 years old and is the greatest gift anybody could ever welcome. His name is Hunter, he is healthy, handsome, smart and wonderful. For him and for us, the future looks bright. Also, I have a brand new great-grandson, almost born on my birthday, in New York City, and his name is Mike Lynn IV. In the summer I am expected three more great-grands. I have quit counting as I have already broken a world record.
A while back, a stranger came into the museum. It had been very cold and she said her utilities had been cut off. She had gone to the utility department to ask if her utilities could be cut back on. The answer was negative. She walked out of the department crying but also praying to the dear Lord about what she and her little children could do to keep from freezing.
A man she had never seen before was coming into the department and saw her crying. He stopped and asked her why she was crying and she told him. He said, “How much do you need?” She told him. He reached into his pocket and had the exact amount from a sale he had made that morning. Then she said he handed her this card. It was my son’s card. After it warmed up she brought me a bouquet of flowers from her yard.
One of my children was driving down a two-lane road when the car in front of him went off the road and landed in a pool of water up side down. My son stopped the car, ran down the hill where the car was. The wrecked car was upside down over a stream. The driver was unconscious and lying just under the water. My son pulled him out, gave him mouth to mouth resuscitation and got him breathing again. Then he left.
The man never knew who saved his life.
Two of my children were proclaimed by President Ronald Reagan at the White House as outstanding American citizens when they were living in Minnesota for all the civic work they did.
Now, let me tell you a story of a different nature about my great-grandson, Dylan, who is seven years old. He and his father went wild boar hunting. They got into one end of a field and there were two wild boar grazing at the other end. Dylan’s father handed him the gun and said, “Shoot him!” Dylan raised the gun up, aimed and pulled the trigger and killed both wild boar with one shot. The bullet went through the first pig into the heart of the second. His story is being written up in a book that will come out in the fall, an accomplished author at the age of seven.
We saw and felt the snowflakes on the first day of spring. One Sunday I remember, 43 years ago, it snowed 18 inches on that day. The Japanese magnolias, the daffodils, the spirea, the hawthorne were in full bloom covered with snow. It was beautiful and memorable.
At the museum: Last week the tourists were back. We had visitors from 15 states and Australia.
We had a book signing at the museum last Saturday and it was great day. We have some great books at the museum to sell all by local authors. The picture shows some of the authors of those books.
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