Charlie Douglas and children, Caroline Grace and Chandler, of Flowood, were the Tuesday guests of Leigh Douglas. Chandler starts his second year at Ole Miss this fall and Caroline Grace will travel to Hattiesburg to begin her college career at the University of Southern Mississippi.
There were two people who became family who influenced more children than I could even begin to count. They were Miss Mary and Mr. E. Thel. They worked at Marshall Academy for years upon years. They each walked around campus wearing a smile a mile wide. The words they spoke were full of kindness. They were shown so much respect and love from all of us down there. They were two sweet people who had a hand in molding most of us today.
I ran into Miss Mary at the store the other day. There was no denying it was her ~ she was wearing that million dollar smile and looked almost just like she did so many years ago. I hugged her neck and it felt like I was getting a hug from a grandmother. We had a grand time catching up in that store lobby. People brushed past us, doors opened and closed and we did not seem to notice. For us, we were just two old friends visiting. Miss Mary told me she is 91 years old. It is hard to believe because she looks so young and spry. She may not have taught me in the classroom at Marshall Academy, but she taught me in the halls. She is a soul who should be cherished for always. If you see Miss Mary out and about, be sure to hug her neck and let her know how much she influenced your life. I left that store with my heart overflowing. She is a rare gem and we were all lucky to have been so close to her for all of those years.
Lauren and Henry Mitchell of New York City are the guests of Vicki and Walter Webb.
Tammy Cupp is convalescing at home after an automobile accident. She is doing really well and looks as radiant as ever! Here’s to a speedy recovery!
A big thank you to Kathy Elgin for another successful Vacation Bible School at Christ Episcopal Church. What a wonderful outreach for the children of our community to be able to participate. Also thank you to all of the wonderful volunteers from the Episcopal, Methodist and Presbyterian churches who went above and beyond in decorating their areas and teaching the children each night.
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