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Wednesday, June 13, 2001 - The Malakoff News - PAGE 9A I Trinida00:l Ie,ars Everett and Thelma Smith - devoted for 6100; years By Emily G. Lundy Everett and Thelma met in Corsicana over 63 years ago and make a devoted couple still. "We just love each other, and we get along really well," says Thelma. Thelma, from Kerens, often went to Coriscana to visit her twin sister Velma. Everett, from that area, too, lived a few doors away from Velma, and he and Thelma met. Thelma explains it, "We fell in love. I was 20 and he was 24." The two married in Corsicana in a Calvary Baptist Church with family and friends in attendance. "On our 50th anniVersary, we don't have any children, our nieces and nephews wanted to give us a party, but that was not what I wanted," said Thelma. Thus, Everett and Thelma went to the church where they had married, now a Black church, and the minister and his wife were excited about hav- ing the couple come to church, stand in front, where they once stood, and have their same friends and available family members present. "The preacher's wife looked like Diane Carroll and could play the piano and sing. It was re- ally meaningful, and everyone was really nice,, said Thelma. Then everyone in the wedding "party" went out to eat after- ward and celebrated the occa- sion the way Thelma wanted to. Thelma and Velma think they look more alike now as twins than they did when younger. They are the only two siblings left from a family of five chil- dren, and they were in the middle of the line-up of births. Everett is an only child. Of course, the twins are really close in many ways. She lives in Liverpool, near Alvin, Texas. Everett managed a pecan or- chard of 1900 acres for 22 years in South Texas. When he re- tired, Thelma wanted to move to Trinidad where her dad, who was not well, and two sisters were living. That was 23 years ago. Everett and Thelma are members of the First Baptist Church of Trinidad and once were quite active in attending church, visiting Mends, walking, traveling. But age and illness has slowed the couple down. Three times a week, for about four hours at a time, Everett drives himself to the Medical Center in Corsicana for kidney dialysis treatment. Thelma Thelma and Everett Smith have been married 63 years and still enjoy one another's company, more each passing day. drives back. She has met a friendly couple there with the male of the couple sharing di- alysis treatment, too, and she and his wife tour Corsicana during treatments. With all the construction on Highway 31 the drive is not much fun, and sometime volun- teers take the couple, but at 88 and 83, they still can manage Continued on page 5B Trinidad's younger Trojans, 8 to 10 year, defeated Mabank 6-5 last week. Chris Quinn is the coach. Garage 00ales Somewhere, anytime Kaylee Callahan for the Trinidad Younger Tro- jans looks out from the dugout, awaiting her turn. Several girls play on predominantly boys' teams because of a short- age of female teams. Trinidad - Trivial and Tantamount By Emily G. Lundy Cooler fashions are coming out, the kind that make us feel "cooler" as in not warmer. Person- ally, I'd rather layer up at my age and weight if the heat would allow, but lately I've been reading quite a lot about the "Jackie" look. Red lips and dark hair. It's the new look for summer. I had that look when I was in high school. Makeup was not one of my interests although I certainly wanted to look my best and had much to learn. With the bright red lip- stick I wore, I penciled my eyebrows dark. As my hair usually photo- graphed darker than it re- ally was, I was a trendsetter for the 21st century during the 20th. Discovering new kinds of makeup in my 19th year of life was a delight- ful event for me. I could cover freckles and en- hance my eyes. I wish for many things from those earlier years. A waistline would be nice. Recently, a heavy- set writer ,obviously, wrote of how we all could copy: Jackie Kennedy's style which I could not do if I were 40 years younger and 80 pounds lighter. Jackie had money. Even when my husband and I were the only two in the household, making good money, I still searched for bargains in clothes. Any garment not bought at a reduced rate has always made me feel guilty, especially now when money is needed for gasoline and medication. But I don't buy just any- thing, regardless of the amount discounted. Maybe I do have one "Jackie" quality. Jackie could wear pas- tels and the shade of white, too. Obviously she had beautiful white teeth and no drooling problem. Nothing white goes next to my face, and where else would I need it. I do have an off-white blouse that has to be worn un- der a black jumped that is so tight the blouse "bunches up" at the neck and arms, the "Emily" look I suppose. It's checks, paisley and prints for me mostly. Even a dark top will even- tually get too many spots for me to wear. Too many means a necklace won't cover them; neither will my purse held up high un- der the chin as though I'm going to eat from it. In 1962 1 did wear white Continued on page 5B Construction near finish .! q This yard sale has a nice, orderly arrangement. and punch were offered for customers too. f A?ithough they are seldom held in garages anymore, the "Garage Sale" can al- ways be found in Trinidad any weekend. Yard sales, rummage sales, Multi-Fam- ily sales - they are all too tempting to the passerby es- pecially if one is looking for a particular item or collect- ible. The process usually is to buy something that will even- tually go into one's own ga- rage sale. But clothing Cook items, especially for the baby, get used. So do coais although clothing does not bring the interested buyer in like knickknacks, furniture, and tools. Occasionally there is the Estate Sale. Big price tags often can be found on items in these sales, but the last day the prices go down. The kicker is the item de- sired has usually been bought by one willing to pay the price. "' An unknown Trojan makes a score in a cloud of dust, well worth the effort his mother will have in getting the suit clean again. [An early morning smile] Wiki of Cambodia makes many ....... Kendra eemberton does not customers take notice early in the Pam Corn lets cold air out of have a window to greet cus- morning. She seems so happy for her window every time it is open someone up so early. What Viki in the summer. Maybe that's tomers through, but she has cannot make clear in English, she another reason for the popular- the smile. She is the wife eases the stress of an order with ity of being served by someone of the Police Chief. her dimpled smile, happy to see the customer. Cedric knocks the ball hard enough to connect for a double that helps in a 6-5 win over Mabank. Construction with big Trinidad as the end is in sight, smoothing of potholes throughout t Since the fall of 1998 W. Lawrence Street has been under construction part of the time for the laying of a new sewer System, and the end is in sight. Construction began at the east end, and ended mid-way in the street. This spring, 2001, work began at the intersection of McEntire and Lawrence and started down. Heavy construc- tion has been utilized, huge holes dug, and setbacks have occurred as some companies have had to be replaced by others. But the finished project should be an improvement over numbered days in citizens long for the the oi ,stem. Lawr,nce Street, a fre- quent alternative route for Highwayi,? should soon be open all tway. VI o Another look at the construction for a new sewer line in Trinidad shows what residents have been witnessing for quite some time. Trinidad and Mabank Little League meet in Mabank Jordan Richards waits on In a close game with many closer coatest for K.K. Skiles' base at third, hoping to get walks, Mabank defeated team thithe previous match the run home for his team, Trinidad 9-8 in Little League with Mank when the score the Trojans who are ages 8- Competition Monday evening in was Mbank's victory by a 10. Mabank. This was a much wider margin.