Unusual Items, None Expected To Be Read
Sometimes we're just plain flabber-gasted over our mistakes. If we ever put out a paper which doesn't have something wrong, Uncle Joe Stalin and General Marshall will likely kiss and make up. Here we're just an issue away from that first birthday and have carried one mistake all that time which it took a friend in New York to notice. We've never noticed it and no one has called it to our attention. The mistake was in the spelling of "developments" on the first page. We had an extra "E."
Some unusual things have been happening at Mrs. Blanche Torrence's. First, Louise Hulett had an accident. We don't know where Howard was but Louise was mowing the lawn in her sock feet and nearly managed to sever her big toe. And then Mrs. Torrence had trouble backing around in her car and tore up a mailbox. Finally, Howard's baby chicks apparently didn't know enough to get in out of the rain and they all almost drowned in one of our recent rains. Never a dull moment!
Soapy Casteel, that itinerant extra-ordinaire, blew in town early this week to see if Mary Linder was at last wearing a size 34 uniform (she is) and dropped in at the DIARY office. Soapy was somewhat burned up over the fake laughter and applause on a few comedy radio programs. Soapy, in one of his bitterest moods, said if there was a way to get the Donelson TC Union Station to each program they wouldn't have to force those laughs.
Cousin Joe Johnson has a few collector's items in the way of unusual coins. The prime and oldest coin is a copper one-half cent piece minted in 1800. He also has a one-dollar gold piece struck in 1863, a copper 2-cent minted in 1865, a big copper penny dated 1845 and another in 1842. Another unusual coin in his possession is a half dollar, commemorating Stone Mountain, struck in 1925.
The benefit dinner at the Grammar School Friday night was the sort of an affair which should be staged more often. The food was delicious and plentiful served in pleasant surroundings which included a professional job of flower-decorating on the tables. Everyone enjoyed the contacts with seldom-seen neighbors and didn't miss the money. All of this reminded us of the old days when we used to accompany Dad to those Father-and-Son banquets. Let's do it more often!