From The Courier, Apr. 30, 1936
Cliffside, April 27 — Greetings to you all. Have you ever been asked this question, “What are you thinking about when you are thinking about nothing?” Well, I was asked that question once and I tried to think of what I was thinking about, but I couldn’t think of anything that I was thinking about. My mind is perfectly blank as it usually is. I think I need assistance tonight, It I had someone to do the thinking I could do the writing.
Has anyone noticed the mountains this time of year? The mountains are lovely with the beautiful, green trees, and snowy white dogwood. Already people are beginning to go to the mountains. I think North Carolina can be prided for the beautiful scenery she has. The beautiful flower gardens you see and the pretty green lawns between Cliffside and Chimney Rock are awfully pretty at this time. The people indeed have something to be proud of.
To a reader of the Krazy Kolumn at Forest City: We want to thank you for the postal card. The very first one we have received. The joke may be on us but we didn’t break no clock. What difference does Leap Year make? Write again sometime.
The Pearle Johnson Circle, of which Mrs. T. M. Crowe is chairman, will hold their monthly meeting at the home of Mrs. W. P. Hooker, Friday, May 1. All members are requested to be present.
It seems that this paper goes a long ways from home. A reader of the Courier, in Boston, Mass., would like to know just who the twin reporters are. Who can answer that one?
Do you know why they call James Brown Brown “Sleepy?” That’s easy, because he has dreamy eyes. Who can answer this: Who is it that is called “Dimples” in Cliffside?
The many friends of Mrs. R. B. Watkins were glad to see her at Sunday school last Sunday, after two months’ absence with [the] flu. She and Mr. Watkins both had the flu at the same time, and Mrs. Watkins says she did not realize they had so many friends until they were taken ill. She wishes to thank through this column their neighbors and many friends for their thoughtful-ness, deeds of kindness and courteous treatment during their illness.
What certain young man looked lone-some in Spindale Sunday afternoon?
Miss Mildred Stimson, from Charlotte Business College, spent the week-end at home with her parents, Rev. and Mrs. Stimson.
Mrs. J. F. Long, of Gaffney visited Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Crowe, Sunday afternoon.
Mrs. Eva Padgett, Mrs. Clyde Kendrick and little daughter Laura Ann spent the week-end with Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Collins at Charlotte.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack McCurry of Henrietta, were the week-end guests of Mr. and Mrs. H. S. McCurry.
Mr. and Mrs. Coble Huskey, accompanied by Mr. Odell Huskey, of Gaffney, and Miss Geneva Martin, of Chesnee, visited Mr. Grover Davis of Tryon, Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Hawkins and son, L. G., spent the week-end with Mrs. Hawkins mother, Mrs. Mary Whitesides, at Lake Lure.
The many friends of Mr. Swafford Harrill are glad to hear of his return from the Rutherford Hospital.
Miss Jesse [Jessie] Lemmons, of Forest City, was the week-end guest of Miss Polly Carpenter.
Mrs. J. E. Silvers [Silver] is visiting Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Womack.
Misses Bertha McCraw and Mabel Harrill spent Saturday afternoon shopping in Spartanburg.
Miss Ruth Hawkins, who has been ill, is able to be back at her work in the Beauty Parlor.
Mr. and Mrs. George Pruett and daughter, of Spartanburg, visited Mr. and Mrs. Landrum Pruett, Sunday.
Mrs. Mattie Henson, of Mooresboro, spent the week-end with Mrs. Clara Wilson.
Mrs. Jim Padgett visited her mother in Gaffney, Sunday.
Miss Blanche Devinney, of Cliffside, was the week-end guest of Miss Mary Crowe.
Mrs. Bessie Grigg is visiting her son, Rev. Wendall Grigg, at Marion.
Mr. & Mrs. M. R. Whitaker visited in Gaffney, Sunday.
Those visiting Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Nanney, Sunday were: Mesdames Mirie [Mira] Collins, Lissie Mills, Sue Nanney and children, John Goode and children.
Mr. & Mrs. J. B. Nanney visited Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Greene, Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Amos Nanney, of Henrietta, visited Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Nanney, Sunday night.
Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Hill, Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Hill, Jr., and Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy McCurry visited Mrs. C. H. Jarrett in Cherryville, Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Herman Johnson and little son Donald visited Mr. and Mrs. Roy Crowe, Sunday.
Misses Janie Campbell and Bunia White visited Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Crawley at Spindale, Saturday.
Miss Elsie [Elise] Crawford, of Columbia, S. C. spent the week-end with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gus Crawford.
Mrs. Lawson McKinney and son, Clifford, of Mt. Vernon were the weekend guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Clayton.
A number of our people attended the singings at Forest City, Sunday afternoon.
“Granny” Fike has returned to her home at Cliffside after an extended visit in Atlanta, Ga.
Little Barbara Ann Moss is visiting her grandparents at Grover, this week.
Mr. Charlie Carpenter is visiting in Cliffside.
Mr. A. T. Robertson [Roberson] is ill at this writing.
Mr. Louis Womack, a student of Boiling Springs College, was the week-end guest of Mr. and Mrs. Charles McCurry.
Mrs. W. M. Mashburn was injured in a fall Sunday night. We hope she will soon recover.
Misses Margaret Crowe, Edith Hooker, Inez and Virginia Biggerstaff were the Sunday afternoon guests of Mr. and J. D. Brown.
Messrs Hoyle Black and Wilfred Wilkie were in an automobile wreck last week. Fortunately they weren’t hurt seriously.
Mr. and Mrs. J.D. McClellan and children, Mrs. Andrew Pritchard and daughter Peggy and Miss Ruby Chapman, of Shelby, spent Sunday afternoon with Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Devinney.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul McKinney, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Matheny and baby, Miss Catherine Kendrick and Mr. Glenn McKinney visited in Morganton and Bridgewater Sunday afternoon.
Those in Spartanburg on business Saturday were Mr. and Mrs. Claude Parris, and Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Smith.
Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Womack were the Sunday afternoon guests of Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Silvers [Silver] at Avondale.
Misses Ruth Jonas and “Dot” Beason spent the week-end in Boiling Springs.
Misses Mae and Lyndall Clayton, Sue Crowe and Lois Womack, Sable Johnson and Mr. Clifford McKinney motored to Chimney Rock Sunday afternoon.
Misses Ethelyn [Etheleen] Robertson [Roberson] and Geraldine McCurry entertained with a party Saturday night at the home of the latter, in honor of Mr. Louis Womack, a cousin of Miss McCurry and a student at Boiling Springs college. Those enjoying the evening were: Shirley Crawford, “Lib” Hendrick, Rachel Fortune, Mary Frances Moss, Ethelyn [Etheleen] Robertson [Roberson], Geraldine and Grace McCurry, Sarah Shuford, Christine Crawford, Howard Talbert, David Colvin, Harry Hendrick, “Duck” McDaniel, Frances Fowler, David Haynes [McFalls], “Toad” Dedmond, Hugh Miller and Fred Robertson [Roberson]. Wames [Games] were played after which delicious refreshments were served.
Mrs. Esley McGinnis and twin sons of Maiden spent Friday with Mr. and Mrs. U. S. McCurry.
In honor of her eighty-sixth birthday, Mrs. Peggy Scruggs was honored with a birthday dinner, Sunday. Those present were: Mrs. Annie Cole, Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Moore and daughter Tence, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Moore, Mr. and Mrs. Homer Saratt, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Scruggs, and Mr. and Mrs. Hollis Scruggs, Mr. Therman Scruggs and others from Asheville.
Miss Polly Carpenter entertained her friends with a party Saturday night in honor of her birthday. Those enjoying her hospitality were: Misses Elsie Curtis, Eula Mae Gamble, Mary Crowe, Blanche Deviiney, Kathleen and Ethel Harris, Esma Earley, Rose Womack [Womick], Hazel Cash, Virginia Biggerstaff, Sara Allhands, Ferrell Wortman, Janie Campbell, Bunia White, Marie Waters, Alice Jonas, Novella Splawn, Hazel Blanton, Sue Crowe and Genois Proctor of Cliffside and Louise Womick of Avondale, Messrs Maurice Guffey, Clyma Ware, Frank Mashburn, Albert Lancaster, Lester Thrift, Braxton Guffey, Aphus [Ophus] Jolley, Merida White, Ralph Blanton, Grady Earley, Fred Crowe, James Brown, James Crowe, Raymond Whitaker, Robert Condrey, John Womack, Billy Atkinson, James Hooder [Hooker], J. D. Johnson, Verland Ledford, Lexton Condrey, Otto McDevitt, Ulysses Harris, Blaine Allison, Amaile Blanton, and Gene Gosey of Cliffside, Misses Mary and Martha Ruppe, Elizabeth Owens, Virginia Newton, Elsie and Ruby Harris, Nodine Owens, and Jessie Lemmons of Forest City., Messrs Doyle Hardin, Herman, “Bo” and Woodrow Sisk, Clyde Harris, Joe and Bruce Price, Ernest and G. B. Miller, “Street” and “Cowboy” Atchely of Forest City, Messrs Walter Walker, Charles Grigg, Fred Blanton, Blair Stephenson, Max Hill, Ed Carswell, “Hub” Saunders, Buster McCurry, and Pat Patterson of Shelby, Messrs “Bill” Holland, Leonard Morrow, and Willard Metcalfe of Avondale, Messrs Roy Gibson and Gaynes Webster of Mooresboro, Messrs Horal Jones and Claude Bridges of Gaffney; Messrs Ezor Flynn and Melvin Flynn of Henrietta; and Messrs J. C. Powell, Howard Griffin, Emmett Summey, Fred Smawley, Millard Henderson, Tate Warlick and Joe White.