Happy Birthday to Amanda Barnett
Amanda Barnett celebrated her birthday over the weekend with a party at her home. The guests enjoyed swimming, a fabulous birthday cake and spending Amanda’s special evening with her. Happy birthday!
Emma Elgin, Lauralee Fant, Anne Greer, Claire Liddy, Sarah Poteet, Kelsey Shaw, Brittany Stewart, Tyler Berry, Vince Hoyt and Aaron McAlexander spent the weekend in Memphis to attend the Memphis in May Music Fest on the river. While there, they saw many musical acts, including Everclear, B.O.B., Jason Mraz and Ke$ha.
Parents and fans alike of the Marshall Academy Patriots varsity baseball team, coached by Bart Jenkins, headed to Simpson Academy Tuesday to watch the first in the two out of three series playoff games. The Marshall boys dominated their opponent last week, winning the first two games with ease. Thursday, Simpson will travel to Patriot Field. Please come out and show your support for the young men who have really worked hard this season. Go Patriots!
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Rebekah Martin and Keith Duke say vows April 23 in Virginia
Bradley Keith Duke and Rebekah Dianne Martin were united in holy matrimony April 23, 2011, at 3 p.m. at Sandy Bottom Park in Newport News, Va.
Keith is the son of Paula Keith and Jimmy Duke, both of Ashland. He is currently serving in the U.S. Navy as airman. He is the grandson of Brenda and Donald Burnett, Mary Ann Duke and the late Pete Duke.
Rebekah is the daughter of Debbie and Billy Gurley of Potts Camp and Randy Martin and Vickie of Collierville, Tenn. She is the granddaughter of Howard and Shirley Whitehurst of Iuka and the late Myra Evetts and the late Inez Martin.
They will be stationed in Newport News for two and a half years and then plan to make their home in Mississippi.
Folks, remember Eddie Francisco? I grew up with Eddie. We both took piano lessons from Jean Dean at Airliewood.
On Wednesday, May 11, Eddie will be here with a cadre of friends to celebrate the installation of a window from Eddie’s ancestral house. The window has written on it, “Ludie.” Ludie was 16 years old in 1862. Her father was Richard Baugh and he was the mayor of Memphis.
He had just been widowed and said he couldn’t rear Ludie and run Memphis at the same time so he sent Ludie to live here with her Holly Springs McCarroll cousins who were her age.
Ludie was very beautiful and later when she and the other girls were passing out little pies to the soldiers, one of the soldiers fell in love with her and came back three years later and married Ludie.
She was sitting by the window watching the soldiers march by and at the same time etching her name on the window with her diamond ring.
William Faulkner was a friend of Edgar Francisco Jr. and used to visit here in Holly Springs. While there he would read the family diary and ledgers.
Faulkner got much information from this source. He used “Ludie” in “Go, Down, Moses.” Each time Faulkner would visit, he would speak to Ludie on the window and see if she was still there.
You all are invited to the dedication of this Francisco window with Ludie’s signature on it on Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. at the Holly Springs Historical Museum.
You can meet the author and discoverer of this exciting new Faulkner material source, Sally Wolff King. She has written a book “Ledgers of History, Etc.“ The book will be for sale at the museum as a collectible in the future.
Faulkner has been gone a long time and this new discovery of Holly Springs memorabilia as the source of many of his stories is really thrilling. These exciting things happened here.
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