Buckhead News • Betty Moore
Bell, Polsinelli wed under the oak
I was told that it was a very beautiful wedding on Saturday afternoon under the oak tree that Allison Bell and Alex Polsinelli began their life together with their vows of marriage. There were very beautiful decorations; a wonderful afternoon and the large crowd enjoyed the joy of it all.
Johnnie and Donna Johnston from Louisiana came for the wedding, as did Winifred Hollick. I do not have other names of the Bell family.
Abby and Holly Buttes of North Carolina came for the wedding.
Billy and Donna Hinesley went to Athens and carried the grandchildren to a carnival, which they enjoyed very much.
The Old Time Wrestling Foundation is having wrestling at Buckhead again on Oct. 13 at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. It will be $7 for adults and $4 kids 4-12 under that they go free $1 goes to the Buckhead Fire Department from each ticket. You’ll come and fill the chairs.
It was interesting that Rachel Harper wrote about Union Chapel Methodist Church.
Fifty-nine years ago today, Sept. 24 my husband and I were married there. I had been a member there many years. My husband joined there too. Years before that Mama and Daddy and the whole family went there. Back when people went there in wagons or in buggies they went there. There were so many in my family I’m sure that they had to go in a wagon. That was before my day. But I heard Mama speak of the Presleys who are relatives of Oscar Strange. The Gooch family went there. As well as the Fullers, the Waltons, the Williams and I can’t remember who all went. My people were the Brake Family.
When I went I had bought a new 1950 Studebaker. I wasn’t old enough to buy the car on my own so Mama went on the note with me. We borrowed the money from Eldred Hudson who worked at the Farmer’s and Merchant’s Bank at Eatonton at the time. So Mama and I went to Union Chapel each time that the door opened.
We had a great MYF. Fact is we had the best in the district. The points were counted on attendance and other things. Our youth were very active. We beat Eatonton, Monticello and Gray and any other churches. We kept the banner.
We had lots of fun activities, watermelon cuttings, ice cream suppers or whatever at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Price or Sterling and Elizabeth Fuller. My Mama went along so that I would not be riding alone, but she enjoyed it all as much as anyone. She became as young as the rest of us. This was before I married. After I married we still had a lot of youth events. My husband went along.
One thing about having a birthday is the fact that I married one day before my birthday. I don’t know why I planned it like that but after all of these years it’s water over the dam as I’ve heard people say. So why not just have one big celebration and be through with it? Anyway I’ve had my cake and my candles, my parties, my gifts and I’m happy as can be. I’m married 59 years and I’m older.
Printed in the September 27, 2012 edition