March 4, 2010
Norbert Barruel celebrates b’day
Vicki and Walter Webb spent the weekend in Birmingham, Ala., with Patrick and Mary Glen Carlton. While there, they got to spend “grandparent time” with precious William and Mary Grace.
Happy birthday wishes go out to Norbert Barruel, who celebrated Monday. Mimi and Kent Shulz and daughter, Kelsey, of Jackson, drove up to spend the special day with him. May you have many, many more!
Carole Webb and Jeremy Glidewell of Nashville, Tenn., visited in Holly Springs over the weekend. Carole celebrated her birthday Tuesday - happy birthday wishes to you!
Jessica Taylor is no longer a teenager, she turned 20 on March 3 and has been celebrating for about a week now.
Congratulations to the Mock Trial team from Marshall Academy on making it to the state level of competition. Two teams were pulled together and participated in competition in Oxford a couple of weeks ago. One team moved forward to the state rounds, which were in Jackson over the weekend. Although they did not come out ahead, it was a great experience and kudos go out to the team and their sponsor for making it as far as they did! You’ll get ’em next year!!
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Miss Deanna Alderson to wed Rodney Waugh March 13
Mr. and Mrs. Ricky Alderson of Potts Camp announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Deanna Alderson of Potts Camp, to Rodney Waugh of Duck Hill.
Deanna is a 2005 graduate of Potts Camp Attendance Center and 2008 graduate of Northwest Community College in Senatobia. She is currently employed at Bank of Holly Springs.
Rodney is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Waugh of Duck Hill. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. J.L. Waugh and the late Mr. and Mrs. Dixon. He is a 2000 graduate of Grenada High School. He is employed with Waugh and Waugh.
The wedding will be March 13 at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Potts Camp. Family and friends are cordially invited.
Travis and Stephanie Boren are the proud parents of a son, Ryan Heath, born at 12:03 p.m., February 22, 2010 at Germantown Methodist Hospital, weighing seven pounds and 11 ounces. He was 19 inches long.
Grandparents are Nancy and the late Mark Boren and Gary and Paula Smoot of Byhalia.
Great grandparents are the late Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Rodgers, Mr. and Mrs. Sowell Boren, Charles and Bobbi Smoot of Barton, the late Louise Smoot, Mitch and the late Bunnie Tomlinson of Holly Springs, and the late Robert Mitchell.
Ryan is welcomed home by a brother Dakota and two sisters Kaycee and Paige.
Museum celebrates 40th in March
A cause for celebration at the Marshall County Historical Museum is the fact that on March 1, we are having our 40th birthday! Just 40 years ago if we hadn’t requested and worked for this magnificent building, it would be a parking lot. It was worth the effort.
The world is whirling so fast and we are making history so fast that we can’t keep up with it. Around 1900 my mother was 14 and in school. She remembered that one of her teachers said, “Everything that can be invented, has already been invented!”
Was he mistaken! I wish he could come back and see the wonders that have been wrought.
My mother lived in the most interesting days of all because it was from horse and buggy, oil lamps, and outside conveniences to another world. She remembered her first car ride which was at the Holly Springs fairgrounds around the race track and the cost was 25 cents each.
Also, when she was 14, she was in boarding school in Potts Camp. She was at a ball game and someone announced that President McKinley had been assassinated and the dastardly news was two weeks reaching Potts Camp.
I remember when John Kennedy was assassinated and my mother was glued to the television watching history unfold at that very moment.
My mother remembered her first experience with electricity. About 1905 she had to come to Holly Springs to take her teachers’ exam so that she could teach school. She had to spend the night and was staying at the Tyson Hotel, which was the big green house at the corner of Gholson and Market that’s gone now.
She went to her room and there was a brightly lighted light bulb hanging from the ceiling by a twisted cord. When she got ready to go to bed she couldn’t blow out the light. She had to sleep with the light on all night.
Just think how everything we know has changed in the last few years. The home telephone is an example. The phone book and yellow pages will soon be history. Cell phones are taking the place of home phones.
At the museum we have a beautiful camera display with film that goes back to glass negatives and tin types that were the first photography invented in 1839. And now, absolutely beautiful pictures can be taken with digital cameras that use no film. Film is obsolete and out the door.
On my camera I had 700 fantastic photos on a little disk that looks like a postage stamp. Just as we got used to the cassette tapes a decade ago, they are now obsolete, and replaced by CDS and DVDs and CDs are on the endangered list.
If you are smart, you can pay your bills on the Internet. The Internet is taking the place of books and encyclopedias, which they don’t print anymore and absolutely every household used to have.
If thieves stole tires from a car or other car parts, these parts and each tire has a device that is connected to a satellite and these incredible little machines will tell you exactly where it is.
Also you can’t get lost. All you have to do is push a button and a GPS voice speaks to you from a satellite and tells you where you are and where to go.
Amazing. New technologies are being invented everyday. My 3-year-old received a computer for Christmas. It seems impossible. Another grandchild is in pre-kindergarten and can do math in his head. (This has nothing to do with computers.) I asked him to divide 1000 by 25 and he promptly said “40.”
My son, Scott, is an explorer and goes to the mountaintops and sometimes to the depths of Death Valley and we can know his whereabouts because of the satellite (GPS).
However, being dependent on adding machines can cripple a person if he loses his adding machine or batteries go out of style. We should keep memorizing the math tables.
Computers have changed the world. Service stations are gone, replaced by gas stations with no service. Money has been replaced by credit cards. A robber in New York got on a commuter train with top executives who commuted everyday. When he pulled out a gun to rob them, all he got were watches and 50 cents.
Computers have changed the whole world. All you have to do to find out about them is push a button (but be sure it’s the right button.) Computers were invented by one of Hitler’s “Supermen” before World War II in 1936. His name was Dr. Zuse (no kidding). Another invention down the line was known as “The Chip.”
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