I’m taking no chances this week. I am starting my article with thoughts I want you to remember instead of ending with it ….”Light travels faster than sound. That is why some people appear bright until they begin to speak.”
This Is Good Stuff
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about my first car and I asked that my readers share thoughts about theirs! First cars always have more meaning behind them than chrome and oil. It usually represents an individual’s initial show of responsibility and independence.
Jane Cole Ziegenfelder said that her first car was a maroon Ford Mustang that she affectionately named The Cranberry. She drove that cool car when she went to Auburn in 1971 . The only problem was that if you let go of the steering wheel, the car would go around in circles.
In 1960, Richard Harlan purchased a green and white 1950, four- door Chevy. The previous owner was the local undertaker. It was his pride and joy. He admitted that it was not the coolest car on the square, but it got him and his love where they wanted to go.
Kathy Harlan said that, unlike her sister, her parents did not buy her a car. (Should I take that as a personal jab?) She had to drive the family Jeep to high school her senior year (1961). The Jeep was bought at auction from the U.S. Forest Service. This vehicle also had a name and it was Gearldine. When Kathy went off to college, she had to share rides with friends.
Thanks to these three for DRIVING us down memory lane! Share your thoughts on your first car. Send to PO Box 924 or to email@example.com. No phone calls!
Things You Need to Know
1. November 14-H.E.A.R.T. to Heart fund raiser. This event will take place at the The Freedom Baptist Church in Ranburne starting at 6:00 (Georgia time). Funds raised will be divided between cancer relief and HEARTS general fun. There will be plenty of food and fine music as well. Some great door prizes will be given away including a 32” TV!
2. November 19-The CCEA will honor all retired teachers and school personnel at 4:00 in the library of the Cleburne County High School. Tuesday is officially Retired Teachers Day.
3. CAST OF Anniston will present “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever”. Productions will run from December 5th through the 15th. For more information, call 256-820-CAST.
Nov.14-Connie Doyle, Norman Williamson, Rebecca Smith, Glois Cobb, Daniel Child, Debbie Jacobs and Tracy Daniel. Nov.15-Tom Sarrell, Melissa Scott, Kim Hulsey, Summer Vise, Brady Turner and Kay Leigh Bray. Nov.16-Connie Zaner, Mike Pullen, Emma Shortt, Kinslee Prestridge, Crystal Higgins and Mitch Wiggington. Nov.17-Delainie Hubbard, and Jeremy Dodd. Nov.18-Brenda Freeman, Earnest Bowen, Dusti Buchannan and Steve Hamrick. Nov.19-Lorraine Watson, Hope Miles, Eddy Wynn and Sarah Franklin. Nov.20-Glenn Smith, Melanie Pittman, Jarred Shealey, Wanda Bowen, Amy Minter, Joshua Duke, Hayden Burke, and Ty Shelton.
November 14-Ty and Beth Payne. November 18-Pete and Ann Wright…Harley and April Langley. November 19-Thomas and Gloria Bennett…Roger and Sheena Sawyer. November 20-Darrell and Bonnie Turner.
Jeannie Rigsby, Neal Mulkey, Mayfield Robertson, Jessica Smith, Andrea Smith, Sherry Brown, Terry Benefield, Kerry Smith, Jimmie Nell Vise, Merrill Hayes, Rider Bearden, Ken Sanders and Sara Noland.
I am so proud to be a citizen of a county with TWO outstanding high schools. That being said…Go Bulldogs and Go Tigers! The second round of the state playoff is this weekend. Get out and support your team!