Seale-Stubbs vows said
Sandra Alldredge, Patrick Pillow and Vicki Swords just returned from a two- week stay at the Swords’ estate in Sandestin, Fla. The trio enjoyed the sun at the beach, a wide variety of shopping and fabulous food while they were there. Welcome home, one and all!
Congratulations to the 2010 Marshall Academy Most Beautiful Kelsey Shaw (high school) and Shelby Gardner (junior high). First alternates were Natalie Mitchell (high school) and Elizabeth Skelton (junior high). Marshall Academy has never had a stage filled with such beauty as it did Saturday night!
Everette Stubbs of Washington, D.C., was here last week. He made the trip home to be one of the handful of witnesses at the wedding of his mother, Linda Stubbs, to David Seale. Congratulations to the happy couple!
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Claunch birth announcement
Michael and Andrea Claunch of Moscow, Tenn., joyfully announce the birth of their second son, Jackson Randal Claunch on March 24 at 7:51 a.m. at the Baptist Women’s Hospital in Memphis. He weighed seven pounds, seven ounces and was 18-3/4 inches long.
Paternal grandparents are Mike and Laura Claunch of Moscow. Great-grandparents are Fred and Patricia Lackey of Moscow, Clarine Claunch of Dancyville and the late Jack Claunch of Somerville, Tenn., John and Verble Haman of Moscow and the late Joe Lancaster of Somerville.
Maternal grandparents are Bobby and Tina Kinney of Mt. Pleasant. Great-grandparents are Donald and Jerry Floyd of Mt. Pleasant and the late Blanche Kinney of Collierville, Tenn., and the late Bill Kinney of Litchfiled, Ill. His maternal great-grandparents are Pruda Thornton of Mt. Pleasant and Bettye Sue Kinney of Bolivar, Tenn.
Also welcoming Jackson into the family are his big brother Cabren, uncle Jonathan, aunt Kyle and cousin Josie Kinney of Mt. Pleasant and his aunt Crystal and uncle Steven Grantham of Moscow.
“The baby” gets donation from Atlanta
Spring graduation time is here and everybody goes back in time when we were all young and graduating. When we are young, you think you’ll always be young, and when you’re old, you think “Gee, I don’t feel so old,” when you are.
Eons ago I remember the happy childhood I had down on College Avenue. We kids played in the street as there wasn’t much traffic, it was so long ago. We would have snacks of crackers and dill pickles, sometimes sardines, and sometimes buttered cornbread and if you got thirsty you drank out of the garden hose. It was always a big treat if Mother would let us play outside in the street when it was raining. We didn’t know it, but radios were new (1927) and not everybody had one. Our big radio was a floor model and it was in the living room. Radio! It was like magic! With a snap of the wrist we had a band in the room or shows like Amos & Andy, or later was hilarious Red Skelton.
Our president, Franklin Delano Roosevelt invented “Fireside Chats” for all Americans and it endeared us to him. Everybody in America looked forward to the “Fireside Chats.” The whole family would gather around the radio in a circle and listen intently to what he had to say. It taught us a lot! It taught patriotism, politics, education and to appreciate our communication systems and more. Lowell Thomas was important, too, as he gave the hard facts of the news and what was happening in the world that day.
In the early 1930s on Sunday morning, I ran out and got the “Commercial Appeal” and fished out the funny papers. I spread them on the living room floor and at 8 o’clock Mayor LaGuardia of New York City read the funnies to me and all American children who were interested in the funnies. Some of the radios were manufactured by Crosby, RCA, Zenith, and Sears and Roebuck. Sears and Roebuck put out a floor model for $59.95 which was a lot of money in those days. Then about a decade later, radios were put in cars, a real luxury but the constant movement of the car caused reception not to be so good and the static was too much.
On September 1, 1939, I was visiting my sister, Connie Beck, in Memphis, Tenn., when the Memphis Press Scimitar put out an “Extra” newspaper. The headlines were “Germans Invade Poland!” It was scary then but little did we know that the event would change the world as we knew it. Another write-up in the paper was about Mussolini having to wear glasses and it said, “After all, he is 56 years old and only human!” then history proved him to be almost non-human. We have Mussolini’s Italian flag at the museum today.
At that time, I was intrigued with my two older sisters’ fashion clothing, especially Christine, as she was always svelte, whatever the season. My sisters and my mother could really sew. My mother made every stitch I ever wore until I was 20 years old. Many of the clothes were made of linen, which was supposed to be cool. It really wrinkled easily though. Shoes had sharp pointed toes and many had straps over the instep, Men, too, wore linen suits, usually white, but the suit that was almost a uniform was the men’s seersucker suit, with no wrinkling and it was cool. Clothes were made at home on those Singer sewing machines. Store-bought clothes were too expensive.
Back to present day at the Marshall County Historical Museum...we received a check in the mail from Atlanta saying the money was for “the Baby” (the Museum). I guess it could be called the baby because we give it lots of tender, loving care.
Today I was talking about fashion. Here at the Museum, we have exquisite fashion dresses. We have a wedding dress with a 12-inch waist!
We have elegant clothes from France on display from Miss Kate Clark’s family. We also have one of her sewing machines which was a portable sewing machine made before 1850 that is really beautiful. Come see us. We are here Monday through Friday and sometimes, Saturday.
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