Do you remember the Thursday, May 20, 1937 issue of the Macon County Times?
Probably not, odds say.
So published below, word-for-word, are five items from that edition.
It was reported 73 years ago today:
For the first time in 13 years, John, Harvey, Lon and Newton Green met Saturday at the home of the last named brother near Red Boiling Springs. The first three brothers are residents of the Difficult section where they were born. The four brothers, the sons of James and Nancy Smith Green, are substantial citizens and are highly respected.
DECORATION TAKES PLACE
The annual decoration and memorial service for the Nels McDonald Cemetery, located three miles southeast of Lafayette, took place Sunday with an all-day service. Elder R.M. Brawner preached at the morning service and Elder E.M. McDonald delivered the afternoon address. Quite a large number of people attended and many flowers were placed on the scores of graves in the cemetery.
Mrs. Clyde Stafford entertained with a party Saturday, May 15, in honor of the 3rd birthday of her small daughter, Donna Joyce. Games and contests were played after which refreshments were served. Pink and white were the colors used, a white cake bearing pink lighted candles being the main feature. Several nice gifts were received by the little honoree.
Mrs. Stafford was assisted in entertaining by Mrs. Hayden Johnson.
W.L. Bradley of West Fork was given a big surprise birthday dinner Sunday by neighbors, relatives and friends to celebrate the 71st anniversary of his birth. The dinner was spread on a long table in the yard and was greatly enjoyed by the 49 persons attending. Three of Mr. Bradley’s children attended and the other three were kept away by unavoidable circumstances.
TOBACCO IS SET
Beginning last week tobacco growers of this section began to put out their 1937 crops of burley and dark tobacco. Quite a large amount was transplanted last week. With the good rain of Tuesday night another season resulted and farmers put in Wednesday setting tobacco.
Plant beds are in only fair condition, some of them being very “spotted.” Plants were rather late getting started in some beds and insects also did some damage. Indications point to a very big crop of burley if plants and seasons are available. The high prices paid last winter will case the extra acreage.