Locals return from Carnival Cruise
Lisa and Greg Shaw and children Kelsey and Jacob, Peggy Shaw, Kim Shaw and Mike Hurdle just returned from a Carnival Cruise. The group went to Montego Bay, Jamaica, Grand Caymans and Cozumel. They enjoyed shopping, snorkeling, swimming with dolphins and taking in all of the sights.
Jacque and Mike Kazemba and children Hallie, Drew and Will, Trina Strickland and children John Chandler and Lowery and Julie Strickland returned Sunday from a fun filled trip to Ft. Walton Beach. While there, they enjoyed the beautiful blue green ocean, shopping and dining out.
Lauren and Luke Mitchell, Vivian and Eugene Smith, Vicki and Walter Webb, Wesley Webb and Kay Wheeler attended the Chicago concert at the Memphis Botanical Gardens Saturday night.
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Mary Christine Kellum to wed Allen Ryves Moore July 7
Dr. and Mrs. Roy Bradley Kellum, of Jackson, announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Christine Kellum, to Allen Ryves Moore, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Frank Moore Jr., of Holly Springs.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mrs. Richard Chester Shivers (Christeen Mason) and the late Dr. Shivers of Oxford and Mrs. Joseph Leslie Kellum (Marceline Darby) and the late Dr. Kellum of Tupelo.
The prospective bridegroom is the grandson of Mrs. Henry Owen Barger Sr. (Dorothy Curlin) of Tupelo and the late Mr. Barger and Mrs. William Frank Moore Sr. (Doris Williams) and the late Mr. Moore of Byhalia.
Miss Kellum is a 2001 graduate of Jackson Academy and a graduate of the University of Mississippi with a Bachelor of Science degree in dietetics and nutrition. At the University of Mississippi Medical Center she has earned a Bachelor of Science in nursing degree and a Master of Science in nursing degree. She is a member of Tri Delta Sorority.
Mr. Moore is a 2003 graduate of Memphis University School, a cum laude graduate of the University of Mississippi with a Bachelor of Arts degree in biochemistry, and a graduate of Mississippi College with a Master of Science degree in biology.
He is a member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity and is currently a fourth year medical student at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.
The wedding will take place July 7, 2012, at the Oxford Church of Christ in Oxford.
Sherita Marie Corbert to wed Willie B. Walls in June 23 ceremony
Donald Corbert and Jacqueline Finley are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Sherita Marie Corbert, to Willie B. Walls, son of the late Woodson Walls and Jearline Mathis Walls.
Willie B. Walls and Sherita Marie Corbert will wed Saturday, June 23, 2012, at the Hernando Road Church of Christ in Holly Springs, where they are both members. Performing the ceremony will be minister Bro. Benny Braswell, and guest speaker will be Bro. Ray Crawford, both of the Hernando Road Church of Christ.
The bride-elect is an early childhood educator and has attended Argosy University and is a current student at Phoenix University.
The prospective groom is a technician for the city of Collierville and attended Memphis Training Center School of Technology.
The day the sun didn’t set
The longest day of the year is this week. On June 21, I always think the days will begin getting shorter now. One time I went to Europe on the longest day of the year. I left Minneapolis at 6 p.m. Minneapolis is halfway to the North Pole. The day had been balmy and perfect, as is often the case in June. I flew northeast over eastern Canada and over Greenland, almost right over the top of the world. It was daytime all night (like in Alaska). It was the only 52-hour period in my life I ever spent when there was no night, only solid sunshine. Earphones went to each seat so it was quiet so others could sleep with a variety of movies being shown all night.
At the beginning of the trip we were fed an elaborate dinner. Then about 4 a.m. we were fed an elaborate breakfast.
About 7 a.m. I arrived in London. From the air, I remember landing at Heathrow Airport outside London. I really wanted to see Queen Elizabeth and I did! I was standing on the corner, waiting to cross the street at Windsor Palace and she came by in her limousine. I was only a few feet from her. She had on a big hat with ostrich feathers in it so you could see her very well. I waived frantically but she put her nose in the air and just sailed right past me.
I couldn’t help but think of when I was little, my dear mother tried to get me to write to the little princess so far away in England. The queen and I are exactly the same age and she’s ruling the world! Mother said, “She probably doesn’t have a pen pal in America” and she probably didn’t, but I was too busy playing to pause and do something that incredible.
The queen always spends June at Windsor Castle and has tea for her friends there. Maybe she would have asked me if I hadn’t been too busy to write her. Then I would have been on the inside of the castle instead of on the street corner. I had been inside the courtyard and her husband, Prince Phillip, came out to meet the commoners, so I got to meet him and shake his hand.
On another trip I went to England and Prince Charles had a party for us on the polo field. That was when Michael was with the World Football League. Michael did so much good having the World Super Bowl there that the queen started to knight him (wish she had).
In that Super Bowl game England beat Spain. For it we sat in the queen’s private box at Wimbledon. England is a good place for Americans to go because they speak English there, the queen’s English with a high tone accent.
Sixty years ago when the queen was crowned, I was the only one living in Vet village on the Old Miss campus with a television, so I invited all Vet Village neighbors in to enjoy the coronation at 7 o’clock in the morning. I made donuts and coffee, everybody came and we all enjoyed seeing the new queen.
Back to the United States, do any of you remember 1952 and 1953 when Elvis Presley used to strum his guitar and sing on the square in front of Stafford’s Café? We didn’t pay much attention. Elvis’ cousin, Toby Feathers, helped him sing and it was great. They were making history on the aquare. I hear there are more Feathers now who have great talent also. I wish they had Colonel Parker, too. The world could have a resurge.
If any of you history-minded people want to have a great adventure, come along with us tentatively on July 7 when we’ll be traveling to southwest Marshall County. We have limited capacity and the cost of the tour will be $20. It will be a whiz bang tour beginning at 1 p.m. and going until 4:30 or 5 p.m. There will be no food and not many (if any) rest stops. Call 662 252-3669.
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