Thursday, September 22, 2011
Lea Stewart here to see niece in homecoming festivities at MA
Hank Wheeler of Newnan, Ga., spent a week with Mary Clay and Gene Brooks and children, Caitlyn and Grady. He was here to watch the Lady Patriots play softball and the Marshall Patriots PeeWee football team play. He also got to visit with Kay and Laura Wheeler and Gene Brown.
Lea Stewart and Kate Dailey of Memphis attended Marshall Academy’s homecoming game Friday night. Lea was here to see her niece, Brittany Stewart, in the homecoming court.
Mary Glen and Patrick Carlton of Birmingham, Ala., were the weekend guests of Vivian and Eugene Smith. They were in town, along with a lot of other relatives, for the wedding of Carole Webb and Jeremy Glidewell.
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Perrett-Crain vows said July 23
Elizabeth Reed Crain and Robert Daniel Perrett were married in New Orleans, Louisiana, on July 23, 2011, the 29th wedding anniversary of the bride’s parents.
The ceremony was held at eleven o’clock in the morning in the Louis XVI Courtyard at the St. Louis Hotel. Dr. Jim Biendenharn officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Crain of Byhalia. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Crain of Byhalia and the late Mr. and Mrs. Jack Thompson of Water Valley.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Perrett of Cleveland. He is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Perrett of Mendenhall and the late Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Smith of Pearl.
The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents. She wore a couture design of ivory silk chiffon featuring a gathered bodice and inset Empire waist. Her custom hair accessory by MollyGee Designs consisted of French netting and three silk flowers with baby blue pearls. The bride carried a bouquet of Picasso calla lilies.
Attending the bride as matron of honor was her best friend Amery Moore. Sabrina Crain served as bridesmaid and Kennedy Crain as flower girl. Both are the bride’s nieces. The bridesmaids wore knee-length, powder blue dupioni silk dresses. The flower girl wore a white, ankle-length dress with a powder blue monogrammed sash.
The attendants carried bouquets of vibrant purple sweet peas and lisianthus.
John Perrett, father of the groom, served as best man. The groom, best man and bride’s father wore blue seersucker suits with deep purple ties and Picasso calla lily boutonnieres.
Serving as honorary groomsmen were Sean Bullock, Nat Dean and Brad Young.
The bride and groom exchanged vows under an archway in the Louis XVI Courtyard.
Two large arrangements of purple lisiathus, lavender snapdragons, purple dendrobium orchids and bells of Ireland were displayed on each side of the archway.
Immediately following the ceremony, the bride’s parents hosted a jazz reception in the hotel’s Mediterranean-style courtyard.
As Dr. Jazz serenaded, the guests enjoyed Creole cuisine from French chef Agnes Bellet. The bride’s cake and groom’s cake were provided by Haydel’s Bakery.
Following the reception, the couple and their guests were led by Dr. Jazz’s Brass Quartet in a Second Line parade around the French Quarter. The bride and groom carried parasols designed by the bride, which displayed the couple’s rivalry between Mississippi State and Ole Miss.
To maintain New Orleans tradition, guests waved handkerchiefs as the jazz quartet played “When the Saints Go Marching In” and a jazzy rendition of “Here Comes the Bride.” For the parade, the bride wore a designer one-shoulder mini dress with floral appliqués along the shoulder and pintucked skirt.
On the eve of the wedding, the groom’s parents hosted the rehearsal dinner at Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse.
After their honeymoon in Key West, Elizabeth and Danny are at home in Brandon.
Whitney Washington to wed Tyler Stroupe October 8 at Concord Inn in New Albany
Mr. and Mrs. Greg Washington of Pontotoc announce the engagement of their daughter, Whitney Eden Washington, to Tyler Ferris Stroupe, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hal Stroupe Sr. of Holly Springs.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Helen Tutor Washington and the late Laderl Washington of Pontotoc and Polly McGreger of Pontotoc and Jerry Britt of Pontotoc.
She is a graduate of South Pontotoc High School and Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in management. She is currently employed by Golden Chair, Inc.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Tomlinson Sr. of Holly Springs and the late Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Stroupe of Ripley.
Tyler is a graduate of Oxford High School and Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering. He is currently employed with the Army Corps of Engineers in Columbus.
The couple will exchange vows on Oct. 8, 2011, at Concord Inn in New Albany.
Fall in Mississippi
Leaves are turning brown and already falling all over town. Isn’t fall wonderful? The changing of seasons is the transition from warm weather to cold. School, football, harvest, hayrides, bonfires, sweaters are all part of the deal. Then comes equinox, twelve hours of daytime, twelve hours of night.
The Marshall County Historical Museum cotton has blossomed forth and looks so beautiful. My husband, Ira, planted it on the 10th day of May so it would finish its growth by frost.
Remember that old song, “Shine on Harvest Moon”? The harvest moon is the most beautiful of the full moons. They say it is closer to earth at that time and that’s why it is so magnificent. Perfect weather is always sandwiched in between fall storms. Although we don’t like the storms, they are like life. Every life has storms and nobody is exempt from them. In both cases, how we weather the storms is urgently important.
The Greene family from Florida and California were in last week to visit us in the Walter Place. The Greenes used to own the Walter Place from 1917-1935 and they were reminiscing. Also they visited Strawberry Plains, as one of their ancestors lived there also. The original Mr. Greene was quite a businessman in his day in the early teens a century ago. Louis Greene is one of the original Greenes living here in Holly Springs.
We had a whole family from Rip Van Winkle’s home country in upstate New York today and they enjoyed it so much. We also had a writer from downstate Mississippi.
Unpack your trunks and take out the woolies and prepare yourself for a wonderful wave of cooler weather. I’m so glad we have four distinct seasons.
This year the Christmas Tour will be some of the oldest houses in Holly Springs. Houses on tour were built in 1841, 1843, 1857, 1886 and the newest in 1890. We will have on the tour the original Presbyterian Church, built when the town started in 1837. We also will have an antiques sale, art show, a bazaar and dinner theatre for three nights and the Yellow Fever Museum.
We are elated over a beautiful portrait of Sherwood Bonner we just got on the wall. It shows how incredible she really was. The portrait was done over 130 years ago and was painted in Paris. Sherwood Bonner lived in Cedarhurst on Salem Avenue and when she was very young she went to Boston and became the poet Longfellow’s secretary. He taught her to write in Southern dialect and she published several books. When I read the books I was shocked that she wrote the same stories that I tell of the history of Holly Springs, that really happened here. When I refer back to my source of the story I say at the museum there are so many I can’t remember the absolute source.
Sherwood shocked the town by divorcing her husband, going to Boston and becoming the famous man’s secretary, by traveling to Europe alone, and smoking cigars. She died at age 34 of breast cancer, probably from smoking those cigars.
We launch Christmas season with this incredible tour, and it will be loads of fun and a great adventure to remember forever.
If you buy advance sale tickets before November 26, prices for 10 or more tickets are $15 per ticket. For a solo ticket it’s $18. The week of the tour, tickets cost $22 each.
You all are invited to enjoy our Christmas in Holly Springs party.
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