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Archives 12-14-2010

ABrief Review of 1956 in Overton and Pickett Counties

Thomas Ray visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Willard Ray, Sunday.
 
George Seber is home on leave. He has been stationed in Texas.
 
Addison Maynard, who is on the sick list, is some better.
 
Bulas Maynard has moved to Carvel Maynard’s farm on the Livingston and Willow Grove, Highway.
 
Mr. and Mrs. Ezell Thurman were in Celina last week.
 
Elmo Upchurch was the dinner guest of Mr. and Mrs. Bulas Maynard Sunday.
 
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Eldridge were in Livingston Saturday.
 
Wanda Ledbetter visited her sister, Mrs. O.V. Apollos, in Gamathel, Ky. last week.
 
A draftee from Brooklyn was on maneuvers in rattlesnake country. Wandering off by himself, he came back to his squad displaying several rattlesnake rattles. “Where did you get those?” a buddy asked. “Oh,” said the lad from Brooklyn, “I took ‘em off some worms over there.”
 
BODY REPAIR and painting done in a hurry. New and used parts. Bilbrey Body Shop and Auto Parts, 604 West Main Street. Twenty-four hour wrecker service. Phone, Day, 133. Night, 196W4.
 
Mrs. Emmitt Conaster served a birthday dinner Sunday, in honor of her husband and granddaughter, Janie Guthrie. Those attending were Mr. and Mrs. Luther Shephard and Beth of Burkesville, Kentucky; Mr. and Mrs. Damon Ray and Rebecca; Mr. and Mrs. Morgan Guthrie and children and Donald Conaster of Livingston. Mr. Conaster and Janie received many useful gifts.
 
Gay Copeland, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie Copeland, is seriously ill at the St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville.
 
Mrs. Settie Hill who has been ill is out again.
 
Mr. and Mrs. Chapin McCormick had as their dinner guests Wednesday night, Miss Mayver Moore, Miss Geneva Bohannon, Cleo Sayer, Mrs. Marvin McCormick, Miss Rose McCormick and Mr. and Mrs. John Tom Poindexter.
 
Mrs. Neil Williams and son, Danny, have moved from their home on East Main Street to the home of Zachary Goodpasture.
 
Sammy Brooks is home for a visit.
 
Miss Fannie Ledbetter is ill at her home on East Main Street.
 
Carl French Ledbetter has been ill.
 
Reba Culberson of Nashville visited her parents in Livingston this weekend.
 
Mrs. W.C. Officer of Monterey visited Mr. and Mrs. Roy J. Smith last weekend.
 
Gov. Frank Clement says he will ask the 1957 legislature to authorize mental hospitals at Chattanooga and Memphis. “Plans for the proposed hospitals are now hog-tied, but I’m going to build them,” the governor said.
 
“The wisest man is he who does not fancy he is so at all.” Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux.

 

(Readers are welcome to email columnist at northcountylines@gmail.com)

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