Tri-Bee News • Rachel Harper
Egg sandwiches, “Treasure Island”
When we ate with Mama and Daddy last Sunday, she had homemade vegetable soup and sandwiches. One choice of sandwich was egg salad that is Daddy's favorite and he also does the making of the egg salad. There is a story about the egg salad and I was going to tell it last week, but the bikers appearing on the scene overrode that story!
Daddy said that the first egg salad he ever had was in the Navy. When the war was over and he was waiting to be discharged and get sent home, they sent him to Treasure Island in the San Francisco Bay area of California. He said that Treasure Island was a manmade island that was built for the Worlds Fair in 1939-1940. It had buildings on this island that were 100 feet tall and 100 feet wide, but when WWII started, it was used by the US Navy as a training site for sailors. They turned all those buildings into barracks for the soldier boys and classrooms for training purposes. Daddy said when he was there, that there were around 20,000 sailors waiting to be sent home. He said that the chow line was long, long. You could start lining up for breakfast at 7:00 in the morning and sometimes you didn't get up the line to get breakfast until 11:00 that morning. Daddy said that there was a PX there on the base where you could buy sandwiches and such. He thought to himself that he would just do that instead of standing forever in that line. He did and he said you could buy yourself an egg salad sandwich for 10 cents and he could be in and out in no time instead of standing in that long line. He says he reckons that is the first time he ever had an egg salad sandwich, and he is still eating them today! Daddy can figure out anything!
We want to offer our sympathy to the Dockery family here in our Bethany neighborhood in this column. Cody Eager was killed in an automobile accident just up the road here in the yard of Peggy Armour when he lost control of his vehicle and hit a tree. He was the grandson of Mrs. Elaine Dockery and had been living with her for the past year. The Dockery son lives in the big house where the Jimmy Carters lived and Mrs. Elaine Dockery lives in the smaller house there on the place. Cody would have been 23 in April. We extend our deepest sympathy, love and prayers to all of the family during this sad time. Services were held on Saturday in Monroe at Meadows Funeral Home.
I also want to offer my sympathy to the Bill Davis family as I have just heard this morning that he has passed away. Mr. Davis had been in declining health for quite some time. His lovely wife, Bernice, had been a wonderful caregiver to him during his sickness and they loved each other dearly. Mr. Davis was the father of Debbie Tamplin, my life-long friend and college roommate, and also father to Doug Davis, who is married to the former Mary Helen Dunn of Eatonton, another friend of mine. A son, Donald Davis, had preceded him in death several years ago from an auto accident. I spent a lot of nights with the Davis' through the years at spend the night parties and such. Mr. Davis was always smiling and fun-loving and loved to make all of us laugh. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of the family during this sad time. Rest in Peace, Mr. Bill.
On a better note, Mrs. Neta Peppers had made significant improvements during this past week and weekend. She is responding to people and is even eating some light food. Prayers are being answered! Laurie Lewis has been sitting with her a good bit and even staying some at night with her. On Saturday afternoon, Sally Stephens, Sandra Brown, and Mrs. Harriette Wade visited with her for a short while and she recognized them and even talked a little.
We send out get-well wishes to Bob Moorhead as he is currently a hospital patient due to complications from pneumonia. We certainly want him to know that we are all praying for him and hope he gets well soon.
The Fairview Club met this past week at the home of Shirley Lancaster on the Eatonton Highway. Discussions for upcoming meetings were held and a nice social hour was enjoyed as they all enjoyed wonderful refreshments prepared by Shirley.
Maggie Harper spent Friday night with her grandparents, Bruce and Rachel Harper. On Saturday and Sunday, she and her family attended the swim meet for the Morgan County Marlins in the Georgia Tech facility in Atlanta, where her sister, Karalynn participated.
Peyton Fortson spent the holiday weekend with his grandparents, Marty and Connie Wilson, where he loves to help his "Grandy" feed the cows, pigs, and chickens.
Sally Stephens and Alicia attended the Gym Dogs competition at the University of Georgia on Monday afternoon.
Printed in the January 24, 2013 edition.