October 6, 2011
Everett Stubbs visits from D.C.
Everette Stubbs of Washington, D.C., was the weekend guest of Linda and David Seale.
Mary Glen and Patrick Carlton and children, Mary Grace and William, of Birmingham, Ala., were the weekend guests of Vicki and Walter Webb.
Monday, Martha McAlexander’s fourth grade class from Marshall Academy took a field trip to Mississippi State for a science fair. We have always been Ole Miss Rebel fans in our house until Caitlyn switched to the “dark side” and started wearing maroon and white. There was a termite demonstration at the science fair, performed for the children using a wooden bulldog on one side and, sadly, a black bear on the other (although true blue Rebel fans will never consider any other mascot but Colonel Reb). Apparently, they put some type of pheromone on the bear that would attract more termites so it would be chewed to pieces, while the bulldog was left standing. At the end of the presentation, they were asking questions of the audience. Grady was called on to answer what he had learned about termites. What was his response? “Termites are stupid!” He was livid that the bulldog was left basically unscathed. Bless his heart for speaking his Rebel-blooded mind in a room full of Mississippi State folks on their campus!
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Allison McClatchy to wed Brandon Taylor October 22
Allison McClatchy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John McClatchy of Red Banks, is engaged to marry Brandon Taylor, son of Mr. and Mrs. Scott Taylor of Olive Branch.
Allison graduated from Olive Branch High School before earning a bachelor of science in diagnostic medical sonograpy from Baptist College of Health Sciences. She is a sonographer for Stern Cardiovascular Center.
Brandon graduated from Olive Branch High School before earning a bachelor of science in civil engineering from Mississippi State University. He is a civil engineer for ETI Corp in Memphis, Tenn.
Allison and Brandon will exchange vows on October 22, 2011 at the Red Banks Baptist Church in Red Banks, with a reception following at the home of the bride’s parents.
Allison’s sister, Ellen McClatchy, will attend as the maid of honor, while Brandon’s friend, Nolan Eason, will attend as the best man.
After the wedding, the couple will honeymoon in Jamaica and reside in Olive Branch.
LeAnn Thomas to wed Trip Stafford October 22 at The Flame in Byhalia
Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Thomas of Holly Springs would like to announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Jessica LeAnn Thomas, to Edgar (Trip) Stafford, son of Sonny Stafford and the late Peggy Stafford of Olive Branch.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Wandra Boehm and Ricky Boehm of Mt. Pleasant; and the late Shack Byrd of Lamar; and Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Thomas of Holly Springs.
LeAnn is a 2011 graduate of Northwest Community College’s Practical Nursing Program and is employed with Memphis Pediatrics of Germantown, Tenn.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Lois Stafford and the late Edgar “Ed” Stafford Sr. of Olive Branch; and Minnie Kimbrough and the late James “Jim” McCullar.
Trip is a 2008 graduate of Olive Branch High School and an employee of Thomas LP Gas.
The wedding will take place on October 22, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. at the Byhalia United Methodist Church, 2511 Church Street, in “The Flame.” A reception will follow at The Flame also.
Ethel Shelton and Harold Finney will exchange vows October 15
Ethel M. Shelton and Harold L. Finney are proud to announce their upcoming marriage. The couple will exchange vows on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, at 3 p.m. at Anderson Chapel CME Church in Holly Springs.
Ethel is the daughter of Epson Riddle and Louise Riddle of Holly Springs. She is a 1981 graduate of Holly Springs High School and is presently employed at Hunter Fan Company in Byhalia.
Harold is the son of Ruthie Finney and the late Rev. Arthur Finney of Memphis, Tenn. He is a 1979 graduate of Treadwell High School in Memphis. He is presently employed at Terumo Medical Co. in Southaven. Both Ethel and Harold are members of Grays Chapel CME Church in Hudsonville.
A special invitation is being sent to the 1981 Class of Holly Springs High School.
Museum receives charcoal painting of Bonner
This is another episode about Sherwood Bonner, our talented local girl in the 1870s who became Longfellow’s secretary, who got a divorce, who traveled Europe alone, who smoked cigars, and who died at age 34. She probably would have been President of the United States if she had lived long enough. Longfellow taught her to write in Southern dialect.
The Marshall County Historical Museum has just received this beautiful charcoal painting of her which was done in Paris about 1874 by an artist named Felix Regamey. He espoused the European vogue of art called “Japonisime” (from Japan) which is the mode he used to paint Sherwood Bonner in this picture. The artist was 30 years old; she was 25 when this picture was painted.
Can’t you imagine that he was madly in love with her and that’s why she is portrayed so beautifully?
When Sherwood came back to Holly Springs, her father and brother had Yellow Fever from which they died. She realized she had cancer and it was growing bigger everyday. She decided to pursue the most eligible bachelor in Memphis, Tenn. His name was General Colton Greene.
Greene was a bachelor, a philanthropist who endowed all civic causes at the galleries and museums in Memphis. He was an avid collector of fine art and was very generous.
Sherwood went to Memphis to join the social circuit for the season to capture the General (which I think was an honorary title) but that didn’t happen. She came home to Holly Springs and wrote the general a letter asking him to adopt her daughter, telling him her situation.
She was destitute, no money, struggling with the cancer in her chest and desperately needing a plan of survival for her daughter. Colton Greene did just that after Sherwood died. He adopted her daughter, gave her a fantastic and a huge wedding, paid for her education.
After she married and moved to New York she had a baby girl, who, when she grew up, became an Episcopal nun. All of Colton Green’s vast riches went to the Episcopal nunnery in New York. Holly Springs missed that fortune early.
On 11/11/11 we plan to celebrate another of our own, Melody Swaney Golding’s book, “Panther Tract” here at the museum for a book signing. The book is about hunting the wild hogs in the state which are running over us here in Mississippi. She plans to bring one of her ‘wild hogs’ with her (stuffed, of course)
Please plan to attend. If you already have her book, bring it and she will sign it.
We are also going to pour memorial cement squares in memory of people very soon. If you want to memorialize someone, let us know, 662-252-3669.
The Christmas in Holly Springs Tour is different this year. We plan to have an art show in ‘Herndon’ and are inviting all artists to show and sell their art at this time, December 3 and 4. There is a $25 registration fee. Artists must furnish their own easels.
Joke: His favorite food is thirds! No Joke: Have you had your selenium today? Just one a day will do, unless you would rather eat a boxcar of spinach everyday. One little pill is equivalent to the boxcar. If you have cancer, it won’t help you, but if you don’t, one selenium a day will help ward off cancer. It is a cancer deterrent. When I had cancer I discovered that everyone who has cancer has cancer because he or she has no selenium in his system. Actually selenium is a poison but a minute amount is all you need. It kills the cancer cells as they begin. It is the cure to cancer. Selenium is in spinach, greens, cabbage, etc., so eat a lot of the green stuff.
Some of our recent guests were the children of Jack and Agnes Jones. Remember he was a deputy jailer under R. L. Tucker, when he was sheriff? Jackie didn’t come as she lives in Oregon.
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