Thursday, January 12, 2012
Wilfred Foster Jr. and Mary Toomer say vows
Wilfred B. Foster Jr., son of the late Wilfred B. and Agnes Naylor Foster Sr. of Holly Springs, was married to Mary Toomer of Macon, Ga., during the month of December in Nassau, Bahamas, with Rev. Jeffery Spencer presiding.
Foster, retired U.S. Air Force and currently a Department of Defense civil service employee at Robins Air Force Base, Ga., is the deployment manager for HQ AF Reserve Command. He is also a certified GHSA referee for basketball and football for the state of Georgia and youth mentor for the Middle Ga. STARBASE program.
Mary Foster is the section chief of inventory management and is also a Department of Defense civil service employee at Robins Air Force Base, Ga. She also caters and is a church youth ministry leader for Kings Chapel Church in Middle Ga.
Accompanying the Fosters on the cruise were family and friends.
Book signing will be held January 17
We are planning a “Trip Back In Time” with Brandon Beck at the Marshall County Historical Museum. We will have a book signing at the museum at 1 p.m. on January 17, with Brandon Beck and his new Civil War book called “Holly Springs, Van Dorn, the CSS Arkansas and the Raid that Saved Vicksburg.”
Beck is an accomplished history author and is one of the few people in the world that is kin to General Nathan Bedford Forrest.
Each person in Holly Springs needs this book for his library. The paperbacks versions are $14.59.
After Beck’s talk about the book, we will have a town tour of Van Dorn’s Raid with Beck reiterating the history at each sign plus extra insights. All who attend are invited on this fascinating tour. We hope you all can come and enjoy this creative history happening.
We are having a book sale at the museum. We have many, many interesting local books that make great gifts and great keepsakes. All of our books are written about here, or written by a local person.
Two hundred years ago at this time of year, the earth shook, Mississippi shook, and the whole world was shaking and even the skies got into the act. There was no Richter scale to measure anything, the country was sparsely populated and only Indians were here and they didn’t write it down.
Mississippi wasn’t a state until December 10, 1817. The first earthquake that divided America in the middle hit December 16, 1811. Tony Hood has done a study on this phenomenon that is so incredible. He says that a great meteorite came cruising and crashing up from the south, exploded on impact or right before impact, and created Reelfoot Lake, petrified forests, part of Sardis Lake, and others. The comet caused the earthquake or was it vice-versa?
Our rocks are strange and Mississippi has fewer rocks than any other state except Louisiana, which has none. We have sandstones which are hollow, made of sand and very brittle. Inside them is either yellow clay, red clay, or blue clay, only good for painting Indian faces.
Tony says the blast from the meteorite explosion picked up sand and wrapped it around limbs and vines and when it rotted left Mississippi sandstone.
At that time the whole world was in an uproar. Things were happening in Europe, too. In the summer of 1811, Napoleon’s army was planning to attack England, but with a change of mind, turned eastward instead to attack Moscow. When they marched into Russia all the Russians were hiding from them, not a shot was fired and like a straight shot they landed in a deserted Moscow. The whole town had left and left only starving rats, no water, no food, no people. Nobody was there to greet them.
I don’t know how they survived the winter but when early spring came, the French army decided to go home. As they left Moscow, the hidden Russians began to shoot at them and only a few of the Frenchmen survived to arrive back home. All the time the earth was spasmodically shaking. People thought it was the end of the world and thought Napoleon was the antichrist.
Now 200 years later, prognosticators are saying again that the end is near and to expect earthquakes and sky phenomenon like the lunar eclipse last week, which was spectacular and so was the red moon.
We’ll just sit back and watch and enjoy the spectacular show that is fixing to happen, because there isn’t much you can do about it except exert your right to pray. By the way, did you see the meteor showers last week? The sky was erupting in outer space!
Last Wednesday my grandson Joe Christman and his partner were on bulldozers digging the foundation for a new building. They were moving lots of dirt and the hole was already 20 feet deep.
An additional employee appeared, a 26-year-old man standing on the rim of this crater. All of a sudden the man fell into the just dug hole. Immediately the dirt began to fall in and almost instantly the man was completely covered in dirt with more falling. Joe immediately jumped into that fresh moved dirt at the risk of his own life and began digging and throwing the dirt until he uncovered the man’s head. The man had turned black. Joe got him to breathing again, then the man turned red, all the while, dirt was still closing in on both of them. Finally, help arrived and pulled them both out of the dirt.
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