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An I aint a goin to hary nuther one, I will jest stay at homo an lissen to them on
Well how do you all like my pitcher? I think hit is jest lilce me, but Azzy said
that I flatter hit.
. Vfell so long fur this time.
Yore Ole Frind
• ' ' 'TODING BELLS"
Announcement has been made of the marriage■of Miss Helen Virginia McSwain to
James A, Lattimore which took place August 7 in Lattimore, The ceremony was perform
ed by the Rev, Rush Padgett v/ho used,the ring ceremony in uniting the couple.
The bride wore a navy blue suit with white accessories. At her shoulder was a
corsage of red roses,
Mrs, Lattimore is the daughter of the late Mr, and Mrs, Eure McSwain of Patter
son Springs, She is a graduate of No, 3 high school and is a registered nurse, hav
ing taken her training at Shelby hospital. At present she is employed in the offices
^f Di*, Harbison and Dr, Schenck,
i/Ir, Lattimore is a son of Mr, and Mrs, Jethro Lattimore of Lawndale, He is a
^r,Taduate of Piedmont and is now employed with the Cleveland Mill and Power Co, in
The couple left last. ni£^t for a short wedding trip after which they will make
their home in Patterson Springs,
The Hoover Rail Gang wish to ..extend best v;ishes for a long and happy life to
Jin and his bride,
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W/JIEHOUSE FIRE AT LAV/NDALE ‘
Tuesday afternoon, Oct, 5th, we had a "heckuva" lot of excitement in the vill
age - A huge fire broke out in our nev/est warehouse, (The large one, built last year)
The fire was believed to have started from a spark from an electric motor. The fire
swept through one section of the warehouse (you know its built in sections, separated
by thick v/alls) and damaged about 1000 bales of cotton. The loss was estimated at
several thousands of dollars but was covered by insurance. The Lawndale volunteer
firemen did an excellent job, and soon had the blaze under' control.
Boys, you can imagine the excitcment this fire caused, cro;7t’s quickly gathered
to watch - 1/i/hat is there about a fire anyviay, that always draws a crowd,
V/e'U tell you about a fev7 side-lights at the fire, Alden Eaker got his index
finger broken, by a hose connection - Dr, Grigg and "Stick" Elliott got knocked down
by the spray from a hose, .but vj^re not hurt, other than being rolled over n'over,
several times - Mr, John Schenck, Sr, had his "Stetson" knocked off ?jid his coat dren
ched,- Pearle Sweezy, who had been complaining mightily of rheumatism in her ri^t
am, crxae up the road at a double clip, frantically swinging both arms, all pain for
gotten, someone remarked that she was running so fast, that they saw the bottoms of
her feet sc often, that they thought she was lying down - Ruth Williams, busy in the
mill, upon being told the fire v;as practically at her door, excitedly turned to some
one near her, and handing them a valueless little wire hook, said, "Please hold this
for me til I get back", and she was gone like the wind, too.
The carpenters are hard at work, re-building the burned portion, and before many
more days, it will be all finished, good-as-now, end v/e shall only have the memory of
one more big fire,
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You may be as sweet as pie —but lots of people don't like pic.
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