March 3, 2011
Shadowlawn setting for brunch honoring couple
Sarah Taylor, Mock Trial sponsor at Marshall Academy, is bringing home the famed gavel from Jackson for one of her Mock Trial teams. The groups have only been participating in mock trials for three years, so winning at the state level is really something!
Congratulations to Brittney Stewart, Michael Farese, Katherine Farese, Kirby Jones, Elgin Lafever, Ben Breithaupt, Davis Kelly and Joey Brock on a job well done! Their coaches, Phillip Knecht and Tony Farese worked diligently to get the teams ready for competition, as well as Sarah Taylor, who devotes so much of her time for this wonderful academic group. Kudos all the way around!
Bea and Drew Tolsdorf and daughter, Caroline, of Jackson, were in town this weekend. They were joined by Ann Yager Hamlin and Alex McCrosky of Danville, Ky., Rosemary and Steve Tolsdorf of Jackson and Mary and Robert Hamlin of Danville, Ky.
Walker and Heather Cupp of Collierville, Tenn., were the Saturday night guests of Becky Cupp. Christopher and Jenny Cupp and daughter, Emma Grace, of Olive Branch, visited with Becky Sunday afternoon.
Ann Yager Hamlin and Alex McCrosky were honored Sunday with a brunch celebrating their upcoming nuptials. Shadowlawn, home of Robin and Ben Seale, was the venue for the event and, as always, was impeccable. The dining room table had beautiful silver serving pieces scattered about holding the delicious dishes, which were prepared by the hosts and hostesses.
Guests enjoyed visiting with the young couple while sipping their beverage of choice in mint julep cups. Carl Isom, local floral designer, outdid himself once again with gorgeous arrangements at opposite ends of the table.
Hosts and hostesses were Mary Clay and Gene Brooks, Becky Cupp, Leigh and Dick Douglas, Bea and Jimmye Dale Green, Diane Greer, Robin and Ben Seale and Kay and Laura Wheeler.
If you have not tried JT’s Restaurant in Red Banks yet, it is certainly worth the five- minute drive down the highway! Offering a wide selection of wonderful food, there is definitely something for everyone on the menu. Chef and owner, Tyler Clancey, wows guests with his masterful dishes which are not only pretty in presentation, but mouth-watering good. He brings a different style of cooking to our area, especially in offering dishes such as Catfish Pontchartrain and shrimp and grits. The grilled shrimp which accompany the grits are plump and juicy and the grits piled high make for a meal fit for a king! Congratulations to Tyler on his new venture! Friendly and speedy service, along with scrumptious food, is what you will get when you visit JT’s. Don’t forget to grab a T-shirt on your way out - they are really cute!
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Miss Kathleen McDermott to wed Frank Jones Jr. March 19
Estella McDermott of Cedartown, Ga., and Michael G. McDermott of Montgomery, Ala., announce the marriage of their daughter, Kathleen Rosetta McDermott, to Frank Wesley Jones Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wesley Jones Sr. of Memphis, Tenn.
McDermott is a 2003 graduate of Cedartown High School. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in agricultural science in 2007 and a master’s degree in agricultural and consumer science with certification in geospatial information systems in 2010 from Tennessee State University, Nashville, Tenn. She is currently starting a pet sitting business, “Fur Your Convenience,” in Nashville.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Percy and Mamie Hammock of Cedartown; the late Kathleen Thompson of Brooklyn, New York; and the late Leroy McDermott of Kingston, Jamaica. She is the sister of Michael A. McDermott of Jacksonville, Ala., and Susan Houghton of Norman, Okla. She is also the aunt of Michael E. McDermott of Jacksonville.
Jones is a 1999 graduate of Hamilton High School in Memphis, Tenn. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science in 2004 from Tennessee State University in Nashville, and is currently employed with PHS Corrections in Nashville.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Elizabeth Burchett and the late Clarence Burchett of Memphis and the late Ronle Jones and Alonza Jones of Byhalia.
The wedding is planned for March 19, 2011, at 4 p.m. at The Village Presbyterian Church in Nashville.
John Ross and Brittney House would like to announce the birth of their son, Tristan Alan House. Tristan was born on Nov. 15, 2010, at 11:28 p.m. at Baptist Hospital for Women. He weighed six pounds, 10 ounces, and was 19-1/2 inches long.
Grandparents are Calvert and Lisa Johnson of Holly Springs, John and Theresa Woodward of Holly Springs and John and Sarah House of Waterford.
Great-grandparents are Freddie and Connie Johnson of Holly Springs, Ralph and Thelma Taylor of Potts Camp, Frances House of Waterford and Bobbie and Bernice Watkins of Holly Springs.
Last week was my birthday week and I celebrated from Sunday to Sunday and it was glorious!
I got to sprinkle stardust over 16 of my great-grandchildren and eight of my children and 15 of my grandchildren and they got to see me! It works both ways.
Grandchildren are great, but great-grandchildren are even greater. The new generation and newer generation keep the world moving on.
Grandparenting is the bonus that comes with getting older, but then you must live up to it. Keep yourself in good physical shape, don’t indulge in things that go to waist. Don’t hurt your body with things that destroy your health. You must be the example they emulate.
Here are some old age rules:
1. Look further than you can see.
2. Vision is the art of seeing the invisible.
3. Expand your dreams to include achievements beyond your grasp, but within your reach.
4. Always give more than expected. In other words, go the extra mile.
5. Jesus’ advice to the disciples was the positive influence the early Christians had on the Romans.
6. Treat everyone with respect.
7. Always be kind. Kindness is the oil that takes the friction out of life.
8. Your example, whether good or bad, is very influential.
9. Hitch your wagon to a star and make something of yourself while there is still time. Don’t waste a day.
10. The real way to success and happiness, although displayed constantly before us in a black leather-bound book, lies untapped.
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