Thursday, March 31, 2011
Caitlyn Brooks celebrates birthday
Hank Wheeler of Newnan, Ga., was the weekend guest of Mary Clay and Gene Brooks and their children, Caitlyn and Grady.
Caitlyn Brooks celebrated her birthday Saturday night with a black-out party. Party guests were Kaitlyn Greenwood, Sarah McClain, Hailey Hill, Sloan Whatley, Hannah Oliver, Jamie Williams and Hallie Kazemba. The girls had a wonderful time dancing under the black lights and laser lights, eating wonderful food and spending the night.
Holly Springs was well represented in Danville, Ky., over the weekend at the wedding of Alex McCrosky and Ann Yager Hamlin. Kay Wheeler, Laura Wheeler, Diane Greer, Robin Seale, Becky Cupp, Christy and Keith Owens and children, Luann and Marshall Tomlinson and children, Ricky Hickman, Ed Bounds, Tammy and Billy Cupp, Anne Greer, Ronnie Shaw, Julie and John David Strickland, Cameron Gant, Angela Wesley, Lisa Shaw, Rev. Milton Winter, Walker and Heather Cupp and children were all in attendance.
The group was treated to the rehearsal dinner Friday night. Saturday, they all attended two brunches and then the wedding. Everyone had a wonderful time visiting with Alex’s family, Chucky and Ann Pringle, Caroline and Steve Brooks and son, Rives and Shelley Pringle and daughters, Dr. Charles and Mrs. Charles Pringle and Bea and Drew Tolsdorf and daughter, Caroline, as well as Shelley Pringle’s family, who are also from Danville.
Congratulations to the happy couple! May you have a long and happy life together filled with many joys!
Bob Mackley spent the weekend on the Gulf Coast. He visited with friends and family while there.
Mary Glen and Patrick Carlton and children, Mary Grace and William, of Birmingham, Ala., were the weekend guests of Vicki and Walter Webb. While here, they also visited with other family and friends.
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Memories of this and that –
We knew a week or two ago that the springy wonderful weather was too good to last and now it’s fur coat time again. We are now preparing for Pilgrimage next week. We will have a book signing for Dorothy Brown on Friday, April 8. She is writing a series of books with the setting in Holly Springs. Isn’t it thrilling? The time will be 1-3 p.m.
When I was little, I was like Mr. Mickle, who remembered everything. He was two years old and he remembered seeing all those uncut sheets of Yankee money on the south side of the square during the Civil War and he never forgot it. When I was two years old I lived in Colonsay Cottage on College Avenue. I got up early one morning, unlocked the front door and walked across town in my pajamas. I remember beginning to cry when I got to Polk Place, where Carey Tucker (Mrs. Jim) lived. She knew me. She called my daddy on the phone and said, “Mr. Con, do you know where your little daughter is?” So he came and got me in his pickup truck and moved the lock up higher on the front door.
When I was nine Helen Sheffield and I went through the alley onto Van Dorn Avenue (it was known as Depot Street then and before that it was known as Church Street as it had so many churches on it.) Bernice Woodward lived on Van Dorn. We three girls were playing a game called “Sling Statue” and minding our own business, when all of a sudden a raging black bull with blazing red eyes came out of nowhere and charged us.
Helen and Bernice got into the house but the bull inferno got between me and the porch. I was fleeing with all my might but could feel the bull’s bad breath on my back. I glanced around and that bull was about to demolish me when the Lord sent an angel to save me. Into the driveway appeared a stranger from Heaven waving his arms to distract the bull toward him. Since the Lord was saving me, the bull went charging after him down the street.
I never saw the angel hero again. Later that day a raging black bull ran into Tyson’s Drug Store (it was summer and the doors were wide open.)
Joe Tyson shot it dead as he didn’t allow bulls in the drug store. Herds of animals - cattle, horses, goats or sheep, used to be herded through town as that was the only way to move them. These were the days before big transport trucks.
Today in the Marshall County Historical Museum we had visitors from Poland (our first). Last week we had visitors from Maryland, San Francisco, Chicago, Ha’Noi, Vietnam (that is the way the visitor spelled it), Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, and a couple from New Albany who had been baby sitting their triplet grandchildren.
Decades ago, do you remember lovely Pat Williamson? She used to live in Hilltop next to Spring Hollow. She told me at the time that she kept seeing UFO’s. I said when you see one, will you call me so I can see one too? In the summer she called me one night about 7 p.m. and said, “Come see the UFO. It’s right here at my house.”
My husband and I went over there and right over the park was a huge star. I knew no planets were in that position in the sky. I had brought my binoculars and when I saw the UFO in the field glasses, I was astonished as that big star turned into a space-ship which was a cylinder with windows which were blinking red, blue, and yellow lights and seemed to be just hovering there in the twilight sky.
The next night at exactly the same time I went back to be sure it wasn’t a star and the sky was clear and had no stars in it or UFO‘s.
We were working with a Mississippi Synodical College 1931 annual. All the girls in it looked like roaring twenties beauties. There were no ugly ones. The book included a joke page and on the joke page was one about Dr. Cooper, the president of the college. It said one night a burglar broke into Dr. Cooper’s house but Dr. Cooper woke up. He said to the burglar, “What are you looking for?” The burglar replied, “Money!” Dr. Cooper said, “Then I’ll get up and help you look too!
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