From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, January 2, 1975

There it is!

How many youngsters have waited with excitement to catch the first glimpse of the caboose that comes at the end of the long freight train? Why does it hold such fascination? Is it the bright red color… the hope that an occupant of the quaint car will be peering out the window to wave a greeting to the watching child… or the wonder of if the caboose that’s always there just might not appear this time? Whatever the explanation, it carries a certain charm, for the children who watch and for many an adult who holds in his memory such fascination from his own childhood.

Club honors teacher

Marie W. Alexander was honored for her service to the community in public education with a plaque by the Community Civic Club at its annual banquet. The plaque, which read, “In appreciation for the service you have given education,” was presented by club president C.G. Kyle who later said, “This was a small thing that the club did in comparison with the service she has given the community.”

Homemakers Corner

by Mildred M. Gilbert
Associate County Extension Chairman

The custom of stopping work and making merry together is a wise and wholesome custom during the holidays. We must be willing to forget what we have done for other people and remember what other people have done for us; to ignore what the world owes us and to think about what we owe the world. We must put our rights in the background, our duties in the middle, and our chance to do a little more than our duty in the foreground. We must see our fellowman just as real as we are. Try to look behind their faces into their hearts hungry for joy. Think about what you can give to life rather than what you can get out of life. Close your book of complaints against the management of the universe and look around you for a place where you can sow the seeds of happiness.