Gathering to recall fond Green Creek memories

Published 6:27 pm Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Mort goes on to tell of the many things that Frank Stearns had done for Columbus and Polk County, then adds the last paragraph about the subject.

“So much for Polk County and the town of Columbus. Oh, just look at her today, Nov. 1, 1928.” In the next paragraph, Mort wrote about the “War Between the States” and again, he named people, places and things he had encountered during his years as a Confederate soldier. His writings are invaluable to those of us who can only imagine what our ancestors and their families endured during the Civil War and the years of reconstruction that followed.

Our sympathies go out to the families of Doris Stott Steadman, Robert Settle and Aileen Cudd Henderson, who passed away recently. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Some of you remember when Aileen put Green Creek “on the map” with her amazing accomplishments on the basketball court. She and her younger sister, Annie Belle Gilbert, made Green Creek proud when they led the Green Creek Hornets to victory after victory, year after year.

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Happy birthday to Kerry Ford, Margaret Collins, Tim Hines, David Pusey, Bobbi Wagner, Caroline Sauve, Defoy Johnson, Kay Gee, Chris Pittman and Lily Grace Maddox. Among those couples celebrating wedding anniversaries recently are Keith and Marsha White, Gary and Mary Kate Owens, and Lyle and Julie Stott. Congratulations to all of you!

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