Anita Barnett, Amanda and Rosamond and Frances Gresham vacation in Panama City, Fla.
Sandor Viradi and his band, Del Rose, took Holly Springs by storm Saturday night. The group performed at The Service Station and rocked the house! There was a large crowd there to support them. Del Rose plays a lot of their original songs and is known in the Southaven area. Certainly looking forward to more out of this great group!
Anita Barnett and children, Amanda and Rosamond, and Frances Gresham just returned from a relaxing vacation in Panama City, Fla. While there, they got to swim with sting rays, who had made their way inland.
Charlie Douglas and children, Caroline and Chandler, of Starkville, were the Saturday guests of his parents, Leigh and Dick Douglas.
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Miss Angela Bach and Will Olita to wed June 19 in Germantown
Mr. and Mrs. William Bach announce the engagement of their daughter, Angela Denise to James William Olita Jr., son of James W. Olita Sr. of Cordova, Tenn., and Donna Cothern of Mt. Pleasant, and the stepson of Rodney Cothern.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of William Cole and Nina J. Cole of Lakeland, Tenn., and the late Russell Sing Jr. of Memphis, Tenn., the late Karl T. Bach Jr. and the late Germanine S. Bach, of Memphis, Tenn.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Betty Hancock Fitch of Holly Springs and the late James Fitch Sr. of Holly Springs, Betty Frick Olita of Cordova, Tenn., and the late Glenn Frank Olita Sr. of Red Banks.
The bride-elect graduated from Houston High School in 2004. She has recently graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center with a Bachelor of Science degree in dental hygiene.
The prospective groom graduated from Marshall Academy in 2003. He is enlisted in the U.S. Navy and is currently aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln.
The couple will exchange vows on Saturday, June 19, 2010, 2 p.m. at Germantown Baptist Church in Germantown, Tenn. Family and friends are invited to attend. A reception will follow the ceremony in the church fellowship hall.
After a honeymoon in Gatlinburg, Angela will be residing in Memphis while Will is deployed for a year-long service aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln.
Miss Chelsea Stanton to wed Dexter Anderson June 12
Mr. and Mrs. Gary Stanton Sr. announce the engagement and forth-coming marriage of their daughter, Chelsea Nicole Stanton to Dexter Shawn Anderson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Shawn Anderson, all of Potts Camp.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Barbara Jean Whaley, the late Richard D. Whaley Jr., and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Stanton, all of Potts Camp.
Chelsea is a 2008 graduate of Potts Camp High School. She is pursuing a degree in diagnostic medical sonography.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Ginger Lovelady and the late Raymond Anderson of Potts Camp, Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Fowler of Covington, Tenn., and Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Hoskins of Somerville, Tenn.
Dexter is a 2006 graduate of Potts Camp High School. He is pursuing a degree in landscape design.
The couple will exchange vows at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 12, 2010 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Kerry Hale of Potts Camp, with a reception to follow. All family and friends are invited to attend.
Following a honeymoon in Florida, the couple will reside in Potts Camp.
Museums have interesting guests
The most interesting places in town are the museums and we have the most interesting guests. Right now we have a lady and her husband from Chicago. She is the curator of the Chicago Art Institute and is so knowledgeable and so nice.
We had visitors last week from 10 states and England. A very attractive couple came in who have moved home after being gone for eons. They are the Carpenters, both handsome and beautiful. They have chosen Early Grove as a place to live. She loves magnolias and will name her new house something connected with magnolias.
Last week one of our guests was Indian Chief Levi Colbert’s descendent from Oklahoma. Levi was the Indian chief over what is now West Tennessee and North Mississippi. When it became time to give up his homeland, he balked and said he didn’t want to move. He had heard that warring Indian tribes were attacking the newcomers to Oklahoma and it wasn’t safe. However, he was on horseback one day and something spooked his horse causing it to rare up. Levi, expert horseman that he was, fell to the ground breaking his neck and killing him. With resistance gone, the Indians took the “Trail of Tears” to Oklahoma.
A few years ago, one of the Oklahoma Chickasaws gave us a program at the museum and told us about the folklore and stories from her family. Her great-great-grandfather had been on the Trail and although he was a small boy, what he remembered was the utter quietness. They walked silently through the woods. They were a people with broken hearts leaving their homeland. He remembered being on a log raft crossing the great Mississippi River.
A man came in once and told us that he was from the royal Indians and his ancestors went to Oklahoma on the train (boxcars). The Indians weren’t known for their musical ability down through history, but on this trek to Oklahoma, when they left Marshall County a black couple named Willys joined them. On the trail they wrote “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot.” The exodus began in 1832, with the Treaty of Pontotoc and the boxcars were used in 1842. Then it was over.
At the museum we have a new mural on the wall of Holly Springs places and it is wonderful. In it, it has our museum, Cedarhurst, because that is where the artist attended kindergarten with Mrs. Belk as her teacher, the post office, because she went there every day, the Church of the Yellow Fever Martyrs, and the colorful depot with its imposing spires.
The artist is Irene Young, daughter of Nellie Mae Moore of Holly Springs and Jesse Young of Red Banks. Irene lives in the county at Warsaw.
I was aghast when discovering the terrible language some people use on Facebook. They evidently don’t realize that they are exposing themselves as saying, “This is my character. Look at how smart I am by using this shocking language.” Years later this quote could be used to show future generations how illiterate this person was. And even worse, it can be shown to that person’s ggggg-grandchildren to show how stupid their ancestor was and to point out that their vocabulary was so small, they had to intersperse it with vulgarities. It’s shocking that this can be on public air. It should be against the rules. Facebook should also ban unAmericanism and racial hatred.
A word of advice to everyone: be careful with your credit card (you don’t need but one), your Social Security number, and your other credentials, because thieves are waiting for you to be careless, especially as you get older and are prey for bad people.
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