Time Capsules Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago: Oct. 21, 1937 ‘Uncle Billy’ is Practicing When the Legion Lake was opened “Uncle Billy” Harvey of Mathiston, who saw service in the Civil War and is now 89 years old, came out there to try his skill at the “Art of Isaac Walton.”

He did not venture into a boat with the younger fishermen, but confined his efforts to still bank fishing with red worms.

Now he is mad because some of the boys think he is afraid to get into a boat. A friend of his, Henry Burdine, of Chester has made him a non- leakable cypress boat and “Uncle Billy” is practicing handling the thing.

Burdine is an expert boat maker, and “Uncle Billy” isn’t afraid of his handiwork. Says he, “I’m going to learn how to use that boat and next year I’m going to show up these young squirts who think they know so much. I’ve got that boat hid, too.”

Embry News: Mrs. C.D. Weeks and daughters, Norma Evelyn and Frances, and Mr. and Mrs. James Pittman of Memphis were weekend guests with parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Carroll.

Mr. and Mrs. G.G. McCain and family were Sunday guests in the J.W. Carroll home.

Miss Odean Trainor has returned home from the Houston Hospital where she underwent an operation for appendicitis. She is recuperating nicely.

Mrs. T.C. McDade and daughter and Mrs. J.B. Hitt and son attended the fair in Jackson on Friday.

Mr. and Mrs. Dee Woods and niece of Sand Creek were Sunday guests with Mr. and Mrs. D.C. Brown.

Mr. Bedford Pendergrast of Memphis was a guest with his brother, J.S. Pendergrast last week.

Mrs. McKinley Gordon and children of Alva spent a few days last week with their sister and aunt, Mrs. Joe Evans Carroll.

50 Years Ago: Oct. 18, 1962 Lebanon News: Mr. and Mrs. Odie Freshour Jr. and baby were Sunday visitors in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Levi Sellars.

Mrs. Lansing Lamb spent the day on Thursday with Mrs. Vera Latham.

Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Schaefer and baby spent the weekend with parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.D. Mixon.

Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Patridge and Wynette visited Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Patridge Sunday at Pontotoc.

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Allen Earley and babies spent Sunday afternoon with Mr. and Mrs. Levi Sellars and family.

Mr. and Mrs. James Tedder called a while Tuesday night in the Gatlin home.

Mrs. Velma Lamb spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. W.O. Schaefer.

Springhill News: Mr. and Mrs. Earl Putnam and children of Memphis visited Saturday with Mr. and Mrs. Howard Roberts and Brenda and Mr. and Mrs. Carl Roberts.

Mrs. Henry McPhail of Slate Springs spent last week with her daughter, Mrs. Carl Roberts.

Mrs. Billy Gammill visited recently with Mrs. Jack Hendricks.

Mr. Loy O’Neal and Mr. Champ Cafey visited a while Sunday morning in the C.W. O’Neal home.

Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Crimm of Tomnolen visited recently with parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Rodgers Sr.

Mrs. Arlene Avery’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Aldridge, spent last week with her and Nelda.

Mr. and Mrs. Guy Hendricks and children of Grenada visited relatives here on Sunday.

25 Years Ago: Oct. 15, 1987 Mt. Zion News: Mrs. James Johnson and family visited in the V.A. Taylor home on Saturday.

Mrs. Nannie Ray spent Saturday with Mr. and Mrs. Roy Ray. Mrs. Hugh Gatlin and Marie were recent visitors.

Betty and Vernon Ray visited with the Files family on Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Amos Files and granddaughter were recent visitors with Mrs. Fannie Swindoll.

Mrs. Nell Huffman and family were Saturday night supper guests in the Kenneth Cooper home.

Mr. and Mrs. Don Vaughan were weekend visitors in the William Taylor home.