February 24, 2011
Potts Camp News
David Alderson celebrated birthday February 22
We are thankful the snow is gone! Spring will be here soon. God has blessed us! We should thank Him daily for all He has done for our town and for us!
Connie Work visited her doctor in New Albany on Tuesday. Get well thoughts are with her. The surgery last year she had to remove her toes and part of her foot has completely healed. We are thankful.
A relative, Doyle “Buddy” Watts of Corinth, visited me with a friend, Pat Emmons, on Saturday. His late mother, Grace Potts Watts, was my aunt, my dad’s sister. I enjoyed their visit.
Thanks for all the Valentines and gifts I received on Monday!
Peggie Ford visited her doctor on Monday in Hickory Flat, also on Wednesday. Get well wishes to her.
Happy birthday to David Alderson on Feb. 22.
We send our love and sympathy to the family of Louise Stone of Memphis. She was a member of the Stone family who grew up in this community.
When Bobbie and Steve Price visited Henry Tutor recently in a nursing home in Ripley, he begged to return home with them. We ask for special prayers for him, an older friend and former neighbor.
Mr. Tutor’s grandson, Alan Griffen, came to my home for a visit on Tuesday. He wears a brace on his leg from an injury many years ago and is unable to work. We hope his health improves. Pray for him!
Others on the sick list who need our prayers: Mary and Henry Jarrett, Diane Clayton, Betty Rose Jones, Sank Owen, Tammie Fincher of Memphis (the wife of Tony Fincher), Charles Henderson, Lena Faye Work in a nursing home in New Albany. Jimmy Hart in the hospital at Holly Springs. Pray for Jimmie Hart, who had surgery on Monday in Oxford. Family and friends were with him.
I Said A Prayer For You Today
I said a prayer for you today, and I know God must have heard. I felt the answer in my heart, although He spoke not a word. I didn’t ask for wealth or fame. I knew you wouldn’t mind. I asked Him to send treasures of a more lasting kind. I asked that He be near you at the start of each new day, to grant you health and blessings and friends to share your way. I asked for happiness for you in all things great and small, but it was for His loving care I prayed for most of all.
Prayer of St. Francis
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy. O Divine Master, grant that I may not seek to be consoled as to console, to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love. For it is in giving we receive, it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; and in dying we are born to eternal life.
At one time, country schools were scattered all over this area. In 1930, they were closed; only people with a college education could teach school. Susie Henderson attended college later, so she could teach in Potts Camp School. She and her sister, Mattie Henderson, taught my dad in Haggs County school. Miss Susie taught all our family (the J.B. Potts family). When Miss Susie retired, we had a “Miss Susie Day” for her at our school. Over 500 people attended. She was a special teacher.
Some of the country teachers before 1930 were Addie Holliday, Susie Overton and Madge Overton, Lorene Boren, Evelyn Whaley, Vidal Mae Whaley, Link Alvis Morgan, two Stone girls, and many others. One of them rode a horse across Tippah River bridge to teach a school on Mr. Gurley’s farm every day. The first two graduates from Potts Camp School in 1929 were Dallas King and Willie Mae Potts. Until then, we had only 11 grades at our school.
Did you know?
President’s advice –
In honor of February 21, Presidents’ Day, I am sharing comments from some of our former presidents.
“In regard for the Great Book, I have this to say, it is the best gift God has given to man….All the good Savior gave to the world was communicated through this book.”
“If you take out of your statutes, your constitution, your family life all that is taken from the Sacred Book, what would there be left to bind society together?”
“Inside the Bible’s pages lie all the answers to all of the problems man has ever known…It is my firm belief that the enduring values presented in its pages have a great meaning for each of us and for our nation. The Bible can touch our hearts, order our minds, and refresh our souls.”
Did You Know On
Feb. 23, 1954 – Schoolchildren in Pittsburgh began receiving the polio vaccine.
Feb. 24, 1839 – John Adams argued the famous “Amistad” case before the U.S. Supreme Court winning freedom for fifty-three African slaves.
Feb. 25, 1933 – The first aircraft carrier “USS Ranger” was launched at Newport News, Virginia.
Feb. 26, 1993 – Islamic terrorists exploded a bomb in the garage of New York’s World Trade Center.
Feb. 27, 1951 – The Twenty-second Amendment, limiting presidents to two terms was ratified.
Feb. 28, 1932 – The last Ford Model A rolled off the factory line.
Mar. 1, 1872 – Yellowstone became the world’s first national park.
This Week’s Quiz
What was the name of the cartoon that introduced Bugs Bunny?
Why is Miami, FL, called the “Magic City?”
Who was the first man to walk on the moon?
What was the name of the first TV western?
Who was the first U.S. president to visit Russia?
Answers to Last Week’s Quiz
The first traffic light in the United States was in Cleveland, Ohio. (1914)
The first parking meter in the United States was in Oklahoma City. (1935)
The first drive-in movie theatre in the United States was in Camden, N.J. (1933)
The first city parking garage in the United States was in Welch, W.V. (1941)
The first municipal subway in the United States was in Boston, Mass. (1897)
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