90 Years Ago
The New Year
We greet the new year with much brighter prospects than we did a year ago. Then the war cloud hung heavily over the business world; now the silver lining shows with beauty and luster. Livingston never had a more promising outlook. The school is better, business enterprises are on a firmer basis, and everyone is prosperous and contented. Opportunity is knocking at our door, let’s open it wide and joy and plenty will be our reward.
During the last few years, we have seen butter go from 15¢ to 60¢ a pound, eggs from 10¢ to 65¢ a dozen, potatoes from 40 cents to $3.00 a bushel, corn from 50 cents to $2.75 a bushel and hay from $8.00 to $50.00 a ton. And yet the rate for a weekly paper has remained at $1.00 a year.
Ernest Estes and Herschel Bilbrey have bought the Floyd Speck grocery store and are invoicing. We predict a good business for these young men. Both served in the late war overseas.
Public Sale - I will sell to the highest bidder four mules, one horse, one mare, two wagons, five head of cattle, 400 bushels of corn, and some other stuff. D.W. Maynord, Netherland.
Lonnie Almonrode and Miss Cora Barnes were married at the home of the bride Saturday December 27. After a wedding dinner at which a number of friends of both families were present, the happy couple took the train for Texas where the groom has been located for some years. Mr. Almonrode is the son of W.W. Almonrode, a local farmer. The bride is the daughter of Esq. W.S. Barnes. She is a graduate of Livingston Academy and has taught in this state and Georgia for several years.
Miss Lizzie Cash enjoyed a happy birthday dinner on Dec. 24. The dinner was prepared for her by her friends, J.B. Dale, Eliza Hart, and T.A. Boswell.
Mrs. Ada Winton and Mrs. Martha Keisling entered a business College in Nashville last week.
Mrs. Lee Looper died on Dec. 20. She was the widow of the late Lee Looper and a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Sevier.
She leaves two or three small children. Her body was buried in Hanging Limb beside her husband.
How many have done something since New Year they never did before! Dated a letter 1920.
Maywood Copeland has bought the W.S. Chatwell property and moved in.
Mrs. Mary Cole of Allons is with her daughter, Mrs. W.H. Winningham.
Howard Bohannon was in Nashville last week.
B.L. Speck spent last week in Missouri looking after his farm. His son, Bland, and his nephew, Russell Dale, accompanied him.
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P.O. Box 479
Livingston, Tennessee 38570