Thursday, August 11, 2011
Potts Camp News
Tomlinson reunion held at Church of Christ building
Congratulations to the winners of the recent election this past week. We hope the best person for the job won!
The Tomlinson reunion was held this past weekend with a large crowd attending. It was held in the fellowship building of the Potts Camp Church of Christ. Jack and Linda Clayton of Paducah, Ky., attended. They stayed overnight with Joyce Clayton (next door to me). Some of the others attending were Cary and Joann Mayer and family, Ralph and Kay Clayton and family, Roger and Kathy Clayton and family. Many other relatives were there also.
We send love and sympathy to the family of Jimmie A. Hart in his recent death. He was the roommate of my son, Jimmy Hollingsworth in college. Remember his family in your prayers during this time. He was married to the former Margaret Gurley and his children are Cindy Passons, Sherry Colhoun, Jackie Wilson, Judy Forester, and Joey Hart.
Joann Gholston Cox, a 1951 graduate of Potts Camp School, has given her yearbook to the Potts Camp School Library. It will be placed in the new bookcase that has been donated by school alumni.
Betty and I enjoyed talking to my son, Danny, on the telephone last Sunday. He lives in Demorest, Ga., and is the president of Piedmont College.
1. Oh, give us homes built firm upon the Savior, where Christ is counselor, head and guide. Where every child is taught His love and favor and gives his heart to Christ the crucified.
2. I have no hands but your hands to do my work today. I have no feet but your feet to lead men on the way. I have no tongue but your tongue to tell men how I died. I have no help but your help to bring men to God’s side.
3. Dear Lord, I pray that at the end of the day, you’ll find I’ve helped someone, some how, some way. That I’ve not failed in word or deed to help someone in need.
Ten Steps to Happiness
1. Accept Jesus Christ as your Savior, and make Him Lord of your life.
2. God has a purpose for your life (no one is exactly like you). Try to find the gift He has for you.
3. Look for the beauty in others, and overlook their flaws; no one is perfect!
4. Study God’s word and pray!
5. Show people you love them.
6. Smile and laugh; a good sense of humor goes a long way in making friends.
7. Help those in need.
8. Visit the sick.
9. Don’t think about money all the time.
10. Have hope for tomorrow, faith in God and trust Him.
While in the ninth grade at Potts Camp High School, I was chosen to enter a contest in Oxford on speaking. Sarah Myers of Holly Springs was my teacher. She came to Potts Camp on the bus twice a week to teach tap dancing and expression. The name of the speech was “The Willing Worker.” A small boy had come to live with his aunt after his parents died.
I had to talk like the aunt first and the little boy.
When I looked out from that huge stage and saw all those strangers I felt like running behind the curtain. But after I started, it all came back to me.
I was happy when I saw in the Commercial Appeal I had won fifth place in the State of Mississippi for the first and only time in 1932.
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