Thursday, June 6, 2013
‘Secrets to Success’
In recent visits with folks around the city, most want to talk about the election results.
Some have even told me it was a first here – no incumbents re-elected, an entirely new slate of government officials for Holly Springs.
Close to Nowhere
Another new one?
• Pop walked into my sewing room this weekend and asked where my newest sewing machine was, as there was a new box on the front porch.
I proudly pointed to daughter Dana’s new sewing machine — wasn’t mine!
The Preacher’s Corner
Friend’s neighbor is “the” Billy Graham
Now and then a friend or neighbor here in Holly Springs brings a gift of food — fresh vegetables from the garden, or a cake or casserole, lovingly prepared. I think this is one of the nicest things that can be done for anybody. It is one of the lovely customs found in the rural South. I hope it never passes from the scene.
Shaping leaders of tomorrow starts today
Being an American citizen comes with cherished rights. Exercising those rights makes our democracy stronger and determines the America we leave to future generations. In the wake of recent terrorist attacks in Boston and Benghazi, we are reminded of the great need to stand together – united by the Constitution, our freedom, and our values.
Letter to the Editor
Respect her wishes
Years ago when I heard Margaret was leaving everything to Audubon, I went to her and asked her to change her will.
I asked her if her ancestors weren’t some of the first settlers in Marshall County and she replied, “yes.” I reasoned with her then to leave something to the museum and to the poor schools of Marshall County, as we needed money urgently.
Then she explained that she couldn’t because she had a plan to put Marshall County on the world map by giving her fortune, all of it, to the Audubon Society in New York to make it happen. I said maybe we will try to break the will – to which she replied, “I will see to it that the will can’t be broken, as I want Strawberry Plains to be an international attraction for people coming to Strawberry Plains through Audubon. They are my conduit and the only ones who can do such great things nationally.”
Margaret gave all she had to do something great for her hometown, the home of her ancestors.
Please, after such a gift, respect her wishes. Keep it going, strong, so that nothing diminishes.
People love going to Strawberry Plains. Children learn so much there. Strawberry Plains is a new dimension to Holly Springs and makes a great place even greater.
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