Thursday, April 7, 2011
Close to Nowhere
All in bloom
The dogwoods, redbuds, wisteria, all are in magnificent bloom and there’s not a spot of rain promised for the upcoming weekend.
It’s all coming together nicely for the annual Pilgrimage in Holly Springs.
I especially love to see the period clothing. I love to sew those old-style dresses, as long as I can choose the fabric and the pattern and the trim, etc.
I also enjoy the lunches served by various organizations and churches.
Almost every lunch comes from a local club that has published a cookbook. I love to read cookbooks also.
Hopefully, by Friday, every tree will be in full bloom and the young ladies will be floating around town in their hoops skirts (and flip flops!)
I’m not sorry I didn’t live back then though. I love my iPhone too much!
Many years ago, there were two newspapers in Holly Springs -- The South and The Reporter. The following excerpt was brought in so we could run it in the Pilgrimage edition of “The South Reporter.”
(Editor’s Note: The following was taken from a Thursday, May 20, 1937, newspaper. It was in a feature entitled – Looking Back Through the Years...Forty years ago in Holly Springs.)
The South, May 20, 1897
There will be no service at the Presbyterian Church next Sabbath morning, Rev. S.L. Grigsby and his congregation giving way to the baccalaureate sermons for Epworth College and St. Thomas Hall.
Children’s Day exercises were held last Sunday at the Methodist Church. Mrs. Sam McConnico of New Orleans, La., was the guest of Mrs. Cora Carey.
Mrs. C.C. Malone, of Tampico, Mexico, guest of Mrs. Phillips, of Hudsonville, called Saturday and The South will go to her next year in her faraway home.
Capt. Sam Frank is in Paris on his way to Germany. He will return in September.
J.E. Anderson and daughter, Laura, spent Sunday in Memphis.
Rev. Charles Morris, of Natchez, will preach the baccalaureate sermon for St. Thomas Hall next Sunday morning at Christ Church.
Govan Mosby, of Jackson, is visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. L.B. Mosby.
The cheery face of Arthur Anderson, of McKinney, Texas, showed up at our office this week. He is visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James M. Anderson.
Mrs. E.T. Taliaferro spent several days in Birmingham last week.
Frank Govan, of Marianna, Ark., visited his old boyhood home and called to renew old acquaintanceships.
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