Thursday, May 3, 2012
Potts Camp News
Baby shower honors couple Sunday
A baby shower will be held for Daniel and Nikki Minor at 2 p.m., Sunday afternoon, May 6, at the First Baptist Fellowship Hall.
Christine Epting of New Albany was my guest on Tuesday afternoon of last week. While in town she also visited with Mildred Marbury, Kathy Ritts, Nita Gandy, Joan Gurley, Doris and Arthur Poole.
Missie Mills called to tell me that she had come across a 1983 yearbook that will be placed in the school library bookcase. Thank you, Missie. One more slot has been filled! If anyone has one to donate, please contact the school or me at 662-333-7054.
The annual school reunion is only a month away. If you haven’t placed the date on your calendar, please do so and plan to attend. We always have a great time. There will be a catered lunch at noon. Arrival time is 10 a.m.
Visitors of Joan Gurley and her granddaughter, Rylee Farr, last week were: Preston Poole of Red Banks, and Henry and Jimmie Ballard of Hendersonville, Tenn.
Visitors of Mildred Marbury over the weekend were Martha and Herb Harkleroad of Bowling Green, Ky. They were here for funeral services on Saturday of her great-aunt, Chesley Smith in Holly Springs.
Sympathy is extended to the family of Ann Miller of Collierville, Tenn. (sister of Judy Gurley) who passed away last Friday. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 28, at Marlow Church of Christ with burial in Hopewell Cemetery, Walnut.
Annie Ruth Stone, Tommye Ann Goode, Joyce Clayton and I attended the Marshall County Genealogy meeting at the Marshall County Library on Saturday. Mrs. Stone and I gave a Power Point presentation of our book, History- Town of Potts Camp.
Fifth Sunday services were held for churches on the Potts Camp Methodist Charge last Sunday morning at Bethlehem. A delicious potluck lunch was held in the fellowship hall following the message by Rev. Don Newton. His sermon topic was Parable of the Sower. Special music was provided by Bonnie Rhea and Mitch Stone. Out-of-town guests attending were Cindy Passons of Southaven, John Nelson, and Betty Rogers of Byhalia.
Prayer list: Viola Hawkins Lollar, John Eckols (brother-in-law of Bonnie Fincher Gurley), George and Dorothy Dickey, Philip Cox, Robert Hugh King, Kathy Ritts, Lorete Overall, W.R. Gandy, Ophelia Thompson, Patricia Newton, Daphne Foster, Mary Jarrett, Wayne Greer, Talmadge and Marie Edwards.
Around 1939-40, when I was around 7 years old, the children in our neighborhood used the ball diamond behind the school for our gathering place. There was a man in town called Esau who had a mule. He let the mule roam all over town. My brother, sister, and I didn’t have bicycles, so our highlight was catching the mule and riding him. We would catch the mule and lead him to the ball diamond. Bases were sacks of sawdust. We saddled up the mule with one of the sacks of sawdust and would ride and ride until we got tired and then let him go.
One of our friends, Ann Potts, however, did have a bicycle and occasionally would let us ride it. Also, George Jamison had a bicycle with front-wheel brakes. Ann wanted to ride his bicycle and begged him until he gave in and let her ride. The brakes were on the handlebars, and as she was riding at full speed down a hill, she squeezed the handlebars. It stopped real fast and she went over the handlebars, but to the best of my knowledge, didn’t get hurt.
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