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om ii Page 2A - The News - Friday, October 13, 2017 Loretta Humble By Loretta Humble Specia/ to The News MALAKOFF-I have so many things to tell you this week I don't know where to start. Okay, I know I need to start by telling you I hope I'll see you at the Cornbread Festival this weekend. I hear there is going to be a lot going on. Then I could tell you about all the mice I'm catching, and that I've found a live trap that really works, or I could tell you what happened with the latest baby flying squirrels I found in my living room floor. Which would lead me to tell you how I love my cat, but how I won't get another one, as I am tired of him bringing in mice and turning them loose, but usually killing the sugar gliders, which seem to be defenseless little pacifists. I had been wanting to talk about my Lularoe dress fixa- tion, and admit that they aren't perfect, and that you could possibly see me wearing something else sometime. Or I could tell you about going to the An- nual Meeting of the Post Oak Cemetery and buy- ing a tree. Or I could tell you that since I haven't been able to get one of the shops in Malakoff Loretta 's l II You never know who you may see to stock oilcloth by the yard, I am now on a campaign to convince Cedar Lake Nursing Home staff and residents that we need oilcloth tablecloths in the din- ing room. Actually they seem to be receptive. I think I'll tell you about the Post Oak Cem- etery Association Meet- ing. First off, I'll admit, I don't visit the cemetery much even though a whole lot of my fam- ily members are buried there. I know visiting their grave helps some people feel closer to the person they have lost. But go- ing there never felt like that to me, so I don't visit much and just send a little money now and then. I get notices about the annual meetings, but I usually lose them and forget to go. This time I remem- bered and I am really glad I went. I was glad to be among these gen- tle friendly people who have quietly taken re- sponsibility for the rest- ing places of my family as well as many others who were unfortunate to have raised children like me who forgot to pay attention. The Alfred Williams Memorial Pavillion was full of folks, many of them my age and older, but quite a few younger. There were numerous two generation fami- lies there and maybe a three. I got to see some folks I hadn't seen in many years. Bill and Inez Green were there, as well as my niece and nephew Jeannie and Wade Hampton. Bill and Inez really get around, because that very night they were at the Malakoff Exes Homecoming Banquet. The three of us really ate well that day! The cov- ered dish dinner at the cemetery was out of this world, and one reason I will never miss another Some trees are already planted, pretty nice young live oak trees. The cost for one of those is $250 and with it comes a good look- ing granite marker with the name of whoever you want to memorial- me engraved on it. Of course they have some expense for the tree and the marker, but if they can just sell three of these they will have the money to level half the markers. Or better yet, if they could sell six of them, they could have one of these meetings if the whole cemetery I can help it. The meeting started with a devotional and followed Robert's Rules of Order to the letter. Records are kept so pre- straightened up. There I was having a great time among lovely people, eating fantastic food though I hadn't brought any, cisely that the reading of and hadn't been all that the minutes included a summary of last year's devotional. The Board proposed a new project. They need to raise money to get a professional to come in and level the graves where the ground has shifted and some mark- ers are tilting badly. For just $500, they can get half of the place lev- eled. Somebody asked whether that wasn't the responsibility of the families, and it was ex- plained that lots of times it is hard to find families of somebody buried 80 or a hundred years ago. So what they are doing is selling trees. responsible seeing to my family graves. Here was a way to give back, and have something to show for it too. And I do love a bargain. So I ran right up and bought a tree. I'm still thinking about what to put on my marker. I'm guessing some other people might want to buy a tree. If you do, you can call any of the Board Members. I gave my check to Linda Hipp, treasurer. Her number is (903) 489-3738. Or you could just send them a check to Post Oak Me- morial Cemetery P.O. Box 2143 Malakoff, TX 75148. ups and downs of h Emily Lundy Escapades of Emily By Emily Lundy Special to The News TRINIDAD-Hem- lines have been ex- tremely important in the past and occasion- ally now. In the fifties, all growing girls wore dresses. When school started, we expected new dresses, home- made or store-bought. Sometimes I thought mine and others were too short but no one at school said anything. By the time I was a high school senior, cheerleaders could wear jeans for pep ral- lies on Fridays.Long pants, short shorts, varying hemlines were making the scene. Still dresses were popular. But hemlines were examined carefully in the mirror and on other women. "Did you see how her slip dipped in the back?" Tsk. Then came the sixties and three-piece polyester suits. Maybe a match- ing checked jacket with a solid top and pants would be admired. These suits were blamed for fat women of this time. The "pantsuit" made a woman feel comfortable, hid some of the belly fat, and the result was more chocolate, ice cream and pecan pies. For a while, schools had "hemline discus- sions" big time. Skirts had hemlines not far enough down the leg for some. Skirts worn by females could have the waist band at the middle until the girl left home. Then she could roll up the band under her top and be in "style." Skirts were to be measured. One time, no more than six inches above the emlines knees could be worn. Bending over did not bother these girls at all. But long skirts were on their way for women. In a crinkled-type mate- rial, the broomstick skirt was born. Wash it, roll it twisted and let it dry for another day. Maybe this is when pantyhose lost their popularity. Who needed them under a long skirt? Sandals appeared on teachers revealing bare toes. In elementary the fe- males bought "tennis" or canvas-tie shoes for comfort. Skirt lengths soon became anything de- cent, and decent meant a few rules for school. My favorite length was just below the knee. The knee is said to be the ugliest part of the leg. Why show it? Decades later, I now want my skirts long with boots or I'll wear pants. We can now wear them anywhere. Have any brides worn pants in a formal wedding? Some women wear jeans to church. Oth- ers don't own or buy a dress. Those large- legged pants make a substitute for a dress I suppose. But they aren't too popular yet for some reason. I heard a teen-aged boy ask his mom, "If I can get Dad to buy you a dress, will you wear it?" She said "No." I've thought of dress robes like choir mem- bers wear for anyone weighing more than she likes and not liking pants. The "hemline" dis- cussion seems to be ebbingNow I wish no one said, "Your slip is showing," as though something hideous is going on at the hem- line. The slip, by the way, is not being worn as much as it was in the past. Roundup@, a common weed and grass killer, has been linked to the development of Non.Hodgkin's Lymphoma in farm workers and employees in garden centers, nurseries, and landscapers. If you or someone you care about has been diagnosed with Non- Hodgkin's Lymphoma, contact us today as time may be limited. i :tllt ['Itl[t !I1 01L, 6AS, MINERAL RIGHTS Both non-producing and producing induding Non-Participating Royalty Interest (NPPJ) Provide us your desired price for an offer eva/uation. CALL TODAY: 806.620.1422 LIIIIU MIN[IIAL$, LLC PO Box 1800 [,;bb - k, TX 79408-1800 Community Calendar VAN ZANDT COUNTY SENIOR CITIZENS DANCE The Van Zandt County Senior Citizens Club is hold- ing its monthly dance at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13 at the Henderson County Senior Citizens Center in Athens. Joe Walenta and the Ranch Hands Band will provide country western music. Everyone is welcome. ANNUAL CORNBREAD AND SCARECROW FESTIVAL The 20th Annual Cornbread and Scarecrow Festival will be held beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14 in Malakoff. The main event will be held at the Malakoff community Center located at 504 N. Terry St. with other events held all over town. For more information, call the Malakoff Chamber of Commerce (903) 489-1346. FALL FESTIVAL AT THE ARBORETUM The East Texas Arboretum in Athens will host a Fall Fesitival from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14. Pumpkin decorating, Dallas Puppett Theater, vendors, pet show and more. COAST GUARD AUXILIARY SOCIAL AND MEETING The Cedar Creek Lake U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will hold at social for prospective members at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14 followed by a meeting.The headquarters is located at 1908 Island Cir. in Tool. Bring your boat for free vessel safety check, For more information, call Sid (714) 447-3578. TEXANS GOSPEL TRiO CONCERT The Lighthouse Baptist Church in Payne Springs will host the Texans Gospel Trio at 10:45 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 15. The church is located at 10720 St. Hwy. 198 in Payne Springs. Mu TAU CHAPTER MEETING Mu Tau Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International meets at 4:45 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16, at the Tri-County Library in downtown Mabank. Visitors are welcome. For information, call Lavonne Dennis at (903) 498-8928. LARP DRIVER SAFETY COURSE The Library at Cedar Creek Lake in Seven Points and the AARP Driving Safety Program will host a driver safety class from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct 19. The course is designed for drivers over 50 .years of age and may qualify participants for reduced insurance premiums, a nominal fee covers course materials. Class size is limited. To enroll or for more information, call Marvin (903) 340-5058. ENCHANTED OAKS COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE Enchanted Oaks hosts their annual community garage sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21. Large and small items for sale. Enchanted Oaks is located on the east side of the lake near Payne Springs TEST DRIVE TO SUPPORT MALAKOFF EDUCATION FOUNDATION Brinson Ford in Athens will host a "Test Drive to Support Your School" event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21 with $20 for every test drive going to Malakoff Education Foundation. There will be food, carnival, MHS band performance, tiger appearances and more. STAR HARBOR CITYWIDE CLRAN-UP Star Harbor will host a citywide cleanup Oct. 21 and 22. Allied Waste dumpsters will be located east of ity Hall at the intersection of SUnset Blvd. and Shoreline Dr. Prohibited items include paint, tires and appliances. HENDERSON COUNTY TEA PARTY The Henderson County Tea Party meets at 7 p.m. the third Monday of the month at the Eastern Hills Church of Christ in Athens. The church is located at 1200 E. Corsicana St. (Business 175) in Athens. For more information, call (903) 852-7143. CEDAR CREEK ART SOCIETY The Cedar Creek Art Society meets at 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. every Thursday at the Mabank Fire Dept., 111 W. Mason St. in Mabank. The Art Club is open to all. Contact Judy Sullivan for information (903) 340-7862. CAREGIVERS SUPPORTING CAREGIVERS GROUP Caregivers Supporting Caregivers of Malakoff meet every second Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. and every second Thursday at 12:30 p.m. at the Cedar Lake Nursing Home located at 1611 W. Royall Blvd. For more information call Myria at (903) 489-4413. AMERICAN LOG HOMES IS ASSISTING RNAL RELEASE ! OF ESTATE & ACCOUNT SETTLEMENT ON HOUSES. i 1) #tOlCar01ina $40 40,.,BALANCE 0WED 2)M0del#303UtfleR0ck 52LBALANCEOWED 3) l#403Au ta A+ Rating ~tbens and Malakoff 903-887-4511 Fax:903-887-4510 1316 S. Third Street Suite 108 Mabank, TX 75147 Texas Press Association Member 2017 ISSN: 2574326 * Published weekly by MediaOne L.L.C., 1316 S. Third Street, Suite 108, Mabank, Texas 75147. In Henderson County, subscription rates are $29 per year and $27 per year for senior citizens (65 'years and older). Texas out-of-county subscriptions are $33, and out-of-state subscriptions are $43. Entered as periodicals at Malakoff, Texas 75148. 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