Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files
75 Years Ago:
Nov. 3, 1938
Friday, Oct. 28, Mrs. Dewitt Edwards Sr. and daughter, Mrs. Jesse Kilgore, entertained a group of women with a quilting party at their home in the Center community. Two nice quilts were quilted.
Mrs. Edwards and daughter served a delicious dinner. The life of the party was contributed to Mrs. Jane Blalack, better known as Grandma, a Confederate soldier’s wife who lived in the trying days of 1861 to ’65 and who is in her 97th year. Grandma took an active part in the quilting without the aid of glasses and was excelled by none; and with her witty sayings kept up a day of laughter.
Those taking part were Mrs. Jane Blalack, Mrs. P.R. Johnson, Mrs. Maggie Tidwell, Mrs. Ernest Vaughan, Mrs. Will Gary, Mrs. Grover Edwards, Mrs. Eddie Lee Johnson, Mrs. Fannie Wood, Mrs. Lou Rhea Kilgore, Miss Gertrude Edwards, Miss Ruth Edwards and Miss Lily Edwards.
Pisgah Springs News:
Mrs. Bert Ray and son spent Sunday afternoon with Mr. and Mrs. Tom Buck Brown.
Mr. and Mrs. Grover Edwards and son, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Magee, and Miss Christine Ray spent Sunday afternoon with Mr. and Mrs. J.L. Burton.
Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Brown and children attended services at Serepta Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Warren Ray and little daughter and Miss Nellie Cooper spent Sunday afternoon with Mr. and Mrs. C.K. Moore.
Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Ray entertained the Junior Sunday School Class at the “cove” Sunday afternoon.
Misses Christine and Pauline Ray spent Saturday night with Mrs. J.C. Ray.
Miss Nellie Cooper has returned home after several months’ visit with relatives in the delta.
The members of our Y.P.E. were graciously entertained in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Magee Friday night.
50 Years Ago:
Oct. 31, 1963
North Eupora News:
Mrs. N.C. Shelby Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Elvin Earnest and Cascille and Mrs. Al B. Givens were visitors with Mrs. Bill Paxton Sunday night. Other visitors in the Paxton home during the weekend were Mr. and Mrs. Eldridge Ballard and girls of McComb, Mr. N.C. Shelby, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. R.C. Paxton and Patsy, Mrs. Eunice Duke and Mr. and Mrs. Earl Shelby.
Mrs. Edd Sherman is spending several days with her children, Mr. and Mrs. H.L. Tidwell in Nettleton.
Mrs. Lura Morris is spending this week with Mrs. Mattie Wright.
Mrs. Lonnie Carrithers and Mrs. George Hester visited Mrs. Ida Brown Wednesday evening.
Mrs. Lillie Shelby visited several days with Mr. and Mrs. Earl Shelby last week and spent Friday with Mrs. Oscar Bruce.
Mr. and Mrs. Hayden Nelms and children of Jackson visited relatives here Sunday.
Mr. H.H. Lucius spent Saturday night with Mr. and Mrs. Earl Shelby.
Mrs. Norma Clark of Memphis is spending some time with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry McPhail in the Carl Roberts home.
We are happy to report Mr. Claude Patterson at home from the Grenada Hospital.
Visitors last week in the Carl Roberts home were Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Ellis and family of Slate Springs, Mrs. John Beck, Mrs. G.A. Allday, Mrs. Jack Hendricks, Mrs. C.W. O’Neal and Geneva. They went especially to see Mrs. Quentin Ellis and baby boy, Carl Richard.
Mr. and Mrs. Loy O’Neal of Grenada visited Saturday afternoon with parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.W. O’Neal. Sunday visitors in this home were Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. O’Neal, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hendricks and Miss Mertie O’Neal.
25 Years Ago:
Nov. 2, 1988
VFW Poppy Sale Nov. 5
“In Flander’s Field the poppies blow between the crosses row on row that marks our place and in the sky; and in the sky, the larks still bravely singing, fly scarce heard amid the guns below.”
At the time that John McRae penned this poem, “In Flander’s Field,” he did not know just what this would mean to all veterans down through the years, according to Jerry Beaird, commander of Joe H. Morehead Memorial Post 3806 in Eupora.
The red poppy has been a symbol for the veterans of foreign wars for a number of years. The first nationwide sale of poppies was in 1922. They were made by veterans and sold to local VFW posts and they in turn sell the poppies and use the money received for assistance of veterans and their families.
Post 3806 and the Ladies Auxiliary will have their annual poppy sale in the Eupora area on Nov. 5. “We urge everyone to buy a poppy and wear it proudly to show that you honor the dead by helping the living,” Beaird said.
Mrs. Doris Cooper visited last Thursday with Mrs. R.L. Cooke.
Mrs. Brenda Cooper was a Saturday visitors with her sister and family, Mrs. Debra Cooper.
Mr. and Mrs. Austin Cooke and children, Amber and Marshall of Columbus visited recently with Mrs. R.L. Cooke.
Mr. and Mrs. Kelly Land visited recently with their son, Guy, a few days in Washington, DC.
Mrs. Diane Hill and Mandy and Michelle were supper guests with Mrs. Debra Cooper and family Wednesday night.
Mr. and Mrs. Sammie Rogers and boys attended church at Springhill on Sunday and were dinner guests with her parents, the Charles Britts.