Buckhead News • Betty Moore
Belles of Buckhead hold July meeting
The “Belles of Buckhead” Red Hatters had their July meeting at the Chowder House. Hostesses were Princess Gladiola and Lady Brazil. A patriotic theme was enjoyable. Birthdays in July were Julie Myers and Claire Smith. Happy birthday to you!
Grey, Julie, McKayla, Garrett, Levi and Macie Alliston went to Disney World for a few days.
John and Gail Wade are the proud new grandparents of their only grandson, Samuel Thomas Saltik. He weighed nine pounds and was 20 ½ inches long. That is some more young yellow! Congratulations!
Chuck and Miriam Foster enjoyed the wonderful day of homecoming Sunday at Beacon Heights. It’s always fun to see people that are there that perhaps you have not seen in a while.
I talked to Janice Busunitz Connelly this morning. She is house sitting a house that I usually call the lady there for news. I’ve known Janice since her family moved here from Arizona some years ago. We all went to the Trinity Baptist Church together at the time. During this time a school was built. Beverly Moore was asked to be the first teacher. Janice and her brothers Paul, Pete and Phil along with a number of others went to the school there. Janice and Suzie Slaughter graduated together.
When Janice was at college she met a young man that she married. They have been in the missionary field for most of their married life. She is here now. We were able to have a nice conversation this morning. I enjoyed it very much.
Frank Paschal brought me the beautiful brochure from the memorial service of his wife Pat Paschal. I did not get to go. I asked him about a copy so he brought it. I really appreciate his kindness. We had a nice visit. I guess that it had been 20 or 30 years since we had seen him. He lives about one and a half miles from here. It seems that none of us visit any more. I hope that he will come back. My husband and I sit right here. I get out once a week for a short time to get groceries. Other than that we are right here at home.
When I look at the memorial copy of Pat Paschal’s life she was a beautiful young woman. My husband saw her from the time she was born. When I saw her she was about 10 years old and getting to be quite a pretty young lady. After we married we were in their home many times.
With her strokes Franks said that she really suffered very much. She has gone home now to be with her Savior. She’s not suffering any more. While she is missed we know that the misery of her great pain is no more. I send my sympathy to Frank, Kelly, Cole, Claude and all the family.
I want to send sympathy to the Andrew Ainslie Sr. family in their loss last week.
Christie White visited her grandmother Norma Parsons in Athens for her 92 birthday. Happy birthday to you on Aug. 15!
Becky and Joe Loy Harrison spent time over the weekend at Frieda White’s house.
My husband Macon Moore will have a birthday Wednesday, Aug. 15. Happy birthday to you! Next month I will have a birthday and we will have an anniversary next month, too.
I read with interest in an old newspaper that I found. It was about inaugurations in Washington. Since this is an election year I thought it would be appropriate to have it here. The inauguration used to be on March 4. In 1817 when Monroe was to be inaugurated Clay was speaker of the House. There was an argument as to whether the senators should bring their own fine chairs for the ceremony in the larger House Chamber. Clay argued so vigorously that everyone settled it by moving it outdoors. It has been there since that time.
There was a muddy Pennsylvania Avenue on March 4, 1801. A sandy-haired man was leaving the Conrad and McMunn’s boarding house. It was President-elect Thomas Jefferson who was on his way to the still unfinished national capitol. There were a few politicians, a few citizens and artillerymen dragging the cannon behind them. This was the first inauguration ever held in Washington.
The parties that followed the inauguration would have held no match to the great plans and parties that are put forth these days. The weather has been atrocious for most of the inaugurations. When President Kennedy was inaugurated eight inches of snow had fallen the day before, temperatures were in the 20’s and wind gusts were up to 32 miles an hour.
In 1841 William Henry Harrison at 68 was the oldest to be inaugurated at the time. He wanted to show that he had plenty of zip left, so he counted a white horse and rode without cot or gloves to the capitol on a very wintery day. He gave the longest speech of all, one hour and 40 minutes. Then he went back to the White House standing in reception lines the rest of the day. That night he took in three gala balls.
This is the man that defected the Prophet who was the brother of Tecumseh, an Indian. He proved his great strength on inauguration day but in one month he was dead.
The man that took his place won his office by one vote over a judge who was running against him. Had the judge won that one vote he would have become the president in that William Henry Harrison had died and his vice president took his place. That judge was a Clopton relative of mine.
Printed in the August 16, 2012 edition