December 30, 2010
Home for the holidays –
Andy Seale of Nashville, Tenn., and Hamilton Seale of Bentonville, Ark., spent the Christmas holidays with their parents, Robin and Ben Seale.
Everette Stubbs of Washington, DC, was the holiday guest of Linda and David Seale. While here, he also visited with other friends and family.
Carole Webb of Nashville, Tenn., and Wesley Webb of Jackson, visited with Vicki and Walter Webb during the holidays. Mary Glen and Patrick Carlton and children, Mary Grace and William, of Birmingham, Ala., spent the weekend with Vicki and Walter. They also visited with Collier Carlton and friends during their stay.
Charlie and Stefanie Douglas and children, Caroline and Chandler, of Starkville, and Rusty Douglas of Houston, Tx., were Christmas guests of their parents, Leigh and Dick Douglas.
Vivian and Eugene Smith hosted Christmas dinner for their families. Paula and John Farese and children, Emma Reed, Ellis and Stannard, and Jason and Lea Farese and children, Luke and Alexa, all of Oxford, and Jackie and Pam Michael and children, Evan and Chandler Grace, of Memphis, attended.
Jerry B. and Diane Beck and children, Jake and Kimball, of Glenn, had Christmas dinner with Mike and Jacque Kazemba and children, Hallie, Drew and Will. Jerry Beck also joined the group.
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Tana Sykes and Jermaine Dowdy of Holly Springs announce the birth of their son Jerimiah Jalon Sykes. He was born Dec. 7, 2010 at 8:06 p.m. and weighed six pounds, nine ounces. He was born at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford.
Grandparents are Darlene Dowdy of Holly Springs and Deborah and Joel Johnson of Sardis.
New beginnings for 2011
Today is a new beginning day! It’s 2010 and we are lucky to be alive! Are you filled with New Year’s resolutions? Or are the resolutions like Christmas tree ornaments, something to be packed up for a year or something to be broken? Or are they as old fashioned as Betty Boop?
The arrival of the New Year is a wonderful opportunity for self-improvement, renewal, or adventure for what the unknown will reveal to us one day at a time.
My Christmas was wonderful; it even included four beautiful new babies and made everything great! I got to see 63 of my children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. It was all so exciting and I have had “the vapors” for a few days ever since because of all the excitement. I will survive the “vapors” (which is exactly what that implies -- nothing, probably exhaustion.)
It’s my favorite time of year. However, the sheet of ice that blanketed Holly Springs froze my back door shut and the front door had about three inches of slick ice on the porch and steps.
Another year means I’m a year older; that’s good considering the alternative! It means that I don’t have a set bedtime, or why thaw when you can eat out, or your secrets are safe with me because I can’t remember them, and my old clothes are back in style.
Old age means: Decaffeinated cappuccino (yummy). Paul Newman was my contemporary. Binge, if I want it. Bell-bottoms are back in style. Save the bone to make soup. Saving sacks, I might need them. The collected works of Cary Grant. Something to ponder is Harry Truman was first elected to the Senate at age 50. Great bonuses come at the end of your life, such as knowing your grandchildren and when they have children, your great-grandchildren, enjoying new and old friends, exciting adventures, (even if it’s watching a great television show.)
It’s amazing how times have changed. We used to eat dinner at home and go out to a movie. Now, we go out to dinner and come home for a movie or take a trip to the uttermost parts of the earth or sometimes little trips around home.
Marvel at the wonder that comes with each new day. They say you are as old as you feel, so feel young, think young. Take care of yourself, eat right, sleep enough, and be absolutely sure that you take your selenium every day.
It has been discovered that everybody who has cancer had no selenium in their system. Selenium is a cancer preventive and actually is a poison that destroys cancer. Selenium won’t cure cancer if you have it but take it before you have cancer so you won’t get it. Doctors are experts at medicine but seldom study diet. Try it; you’ll be glad you did.
On this note, have a happy and prosperous New Year.
MUSEUM NEWS – too cold for outside activities, tour your local Marshall County Historical Museum.
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