Thursday, December 6, 2012
Birthday wishes to Chad Brownlee
Happy birthday wishes go out to Chad Brownlee, who celebrated with his beautiful family Monday night.
The weekend was a flurry of entertaining things to do for young and old. It was nice to see so many local people supporting local shops and greeting all of the pilgrims. What a wonderful way to celebrate the birthday of our great town! It was topped off with our annual Christmas parade, which filled the square with big-eyed children waiting to see Santa Claus!
The Marshall Academy lower elementary performed their yearly Christmas program Monday night. All of the children did so, being directed by their teachers. The tree lighting ceremony also took place on campus, as well as open house and a dinner provided by the PTC.
Congratulations to Coach Craig Dailey, head basketball coach at Marshall Academy. He hit 1,000 wins Saturday, with a clear victory over Oak Hill in West Point.
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Galloway-Coltharp vows said September 8 at Hedge Farm
Virginia Lynn Galloway of Germantown, Tenn., and Thomas Collins Coltharp Jr. of New Albany were united in holy matrimony at 6 p.m. on the evening of September 8, 2012, at Hedge Farm in Red Banks. The ceremony was attended by numerous family and friends.
Rev. Barry Male of the First United Methodist Church of New Albany officiated the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Craig and Frances Galloway of Germantown and is the granddaughter of Frances Harrison Keathley of Memphis, Tenn., the late Charles Leon Galloway; and the late Sarah and Stoddard F. (Strut) Darwin of Tupelo.
The groom is the son of Tom and Kelly Coltharp of New Albany and the grandson of Robert E. Coltharp Sr. and the late Jane Coltharp of New Albany; and Bill and Phyllis Jernigan and the late Jo An Jernigan of New Albany.
The bride was given in marriage by her father. She wore an ivory wedding gown by Allure Bridals. The gown was strapless with a sweetheart neckline and natural waistline accented with beading, pearls, and crystals creating a sparkling belt detail. The skirt was finished with pockets, covered buttons, and a chapel-length train. The bride wore a specially designed chapel-length veil.
Attending the bride were maid of honor, Elizabeth Galloway of Germantown, sister of the bride; and Rachael Wehner Wise of Arlington, Tenn., matron of honor and long-time friend of the bride.
Bridesmaids were Lauren Merritt Sanders of New Albany, cousin of the bride; Bailey King of New Albany, sister of the groom; along with friends of the bride, Erica Brich Butler of West Memphis, Ark.; Ashley Owens Gulina of Collierville, Tenn.; Sarah Harrison Schildmeier of Cordova, Tenn.; and Christina Quartarone of Markham, Ontario, Canada.
Flower girls were Caroline King, Lucy King, and Sara Jane King, all of New Albany, nieces of the groom.
The bridesmaids wore navy gowns by Bill Levkoff featuring a sweetheart neckline and pleated bodice with front gathers that gave the skirt fullness and swing. The flower girls wore sleeveless, gorgeous chiffon dresses that were also by Bill Levkoff.
The best man was Thomas Collins Coltharp Sr., of New Albany, father of the groom. Groomsmen were Martin Coltharp, brother of the groom; Geoffrey King, brother-in-law of the groom; Bobby Coltharp, cousin of the groom, and friends of the groom Will Evans, Daniel Garrett, all of New Albany; Jack Ballard, Knoxville, Tenn.; and Steven Saul, Jackson.
The ring bearer was Greg Wise of Arlington, son of the matron of honor. The ushers were cousins of the groom, Ben Sutherland of Atlanta, Ga.; William and Michael Coltharp of Nashville, Tenn.; and Paul Merritt of Chicago, Ill., cousin of the bride.
Soloist was Stephen Garrett of New Albany, and the Scripture was read by Joe Irby of Memphis. Program attendants were friends of the bride, Michelle Steele, Erin Baker, both of Memphis; Callen Woelfel, Annabelle Wise, and Emily Wise, all of Arlington.
Reception attendants were Mary Driver of Germantown, Janet Wehner of Cordova, Donna Lee of Byhalia and Morgan and Tyler Fulton of Petal, cousins of the bride.
The rehearsal dinner and wedding reception celebrations were held at beautiful Hedge Farm in Red Banks. Hedge Farm is a Greek revival home and farm that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is cared for by the owner, John Loftin whose family has roots back to the 1840s on the property. John Carroll assisted Loftin with all of the details of the rehearsal dinner, wedding, and reception. D.J. Stacy provided the music and entertainment with Sugaree’s Bakery of New Albany furnishing the delicious cakes and pies. Diedre Anderson of Holly Springs was the caterer for the event.
The couple left the reception in a 1965 Maroon Mustang convertible belonging to the groom’s grandfather, Bill Jernigan, while the guests serenaded them with the sound of small white cowbells. Amanda and Jonathan Hill of AM Photography exquisitely captured all of the moments of the wedding and reception.
The bride graduated from Houston High School, Germantown, and Crichton College and is employed with the Memphis City Schools.
The groom graduated from New Albany High School and the University of Memphis and is employed with Towers-Watson. The couple celebrated the wedding with a mini-trip to downtown Memphis with plans for a two- week trek exploring the mountains of Colorado while continuing from Montana to Washington State and Vancouver. The couple now lives in Memphis.
Niloo Nicole Raiszadeh and John Nichols to wed Jan. 6 in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Drs. Azar and Farhad Raiszadeh of Chattanooga, Tenn., announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Niloo Nicole Raiszadeh of Birmingham, Ala., to John Matthew Nichols, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Nichols of Temple, Tx.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Auburn University school of engineering, employed by Alabama Power Company as a project controls engineer. She also holds an MBA from University of Alabama-Birmingham.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. James Edward Nichols of Oxford and the great-nephew of Madalynne Ash of Potts Camp. He is the great-grandson of the late Stant and Ethel Simmons of Potts Camp and Tony and Edie Nichols of Winborn. He is a graduate of the University of Mississippi school of engineering, employed by United Launch Alliance of Decatur, Ala., where he is lead designer for new rocket parts.
The couple will exchange vows at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, at the Sunset Da Mona Lisa Restaurant, on the beach in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
The super ball game
We spent Thanksgiving moving from one child to another and being thankful to the Lord for all of our blessings. We were at daughter Katherine’s at noon Thursday. There were 15 of us and this is no big deal for Katherine as she cooks at prayer meetings every Wednesday night for 300 people.
On this glorious Thanksgiving Day, after the feast, we went into the front yard for a ball game of whiffle ball. (The balls and the bat are hard plastic and make a loud noise when they make contact). The players ranged in age from 4 to 94.
Everybody batted and ran for home runs, except me, and Helen, who was holding the baby. I, myself, have never been real athletic. I was the cheering squad. Everybody was happy except when the 4-year-old hit the ball (the bat went “crack!”), her brother caught the ball and touched her with it before she got to first base, and that hurt her feelings so she ran crying to the carport where her mother gently taught her that that was part of the game and she could bat again.
It was amazing to me to see the stylish gorgeous mothers in their high heel boots and jeweled jeans could really “crack” that ball that the 9-year-old pitcher threw out. When the 6-year-old “cracked (hit)” that ball, it flew up in a huge oak tree in the yard that had grown together with four seeds, and each seed had a two-foot diameter trunk going in four directions with one base. The 6-year-old’s hit flew into that tree and bounced around inside the perimeter from one limb to another before falling into the midst of the tree.
There was another grandpa there who was 65 and had a white beard. He could really play ball and he also was the rules keeper. The two- and three-year-old cherubs were told to climb into the bare crepe myrtles for the duration of the ball game and stay there. They did. One of them climbed underneath the parked cars in the drive to retrieve the foul whiffles.
It was an amazing game as nobody did anything catastrophic. All were happy and well.
We went to daughter Farrah’s on Wednesday in the afternoon. They (15 of them) were at the barn which is a little way from the house. The weather was idyllic, couldn’t have been any better. They had a big fire going and were roasting giant marshmallows. The little horses were cavorting around the barnyard. The big horses were looking on. The children had gathered the eggs. The eggs from the exotic chickens are different colors – pink, blue, yellow, tan. The chicken yard is big but has a wire top on it to keep the hawks out.
Then we went to the house where some of the girls had prepared a soup and cornbread pre-Thanksgiving supper.
The grand finale was on Thursday night; we had dinner at son Randall’s house. He has the new baby as a drawing card. She is absolutely gorgeous and is a joy to behold and is welcomed by four beautiful older sisters. They had cooked a real Thanksgiving feast, complete with oyster dressing.
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