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Nannie opens season with special tea

Having tea on a Sunday afternoon with Nannie Kelley Wright was a wonderful experience.

She was sitting at the round table with a big, beautiful purple hat on. When a friend would come in, the bell was rung.

Then Nannie would pour her a cup of tea with cookies accompanying.

Nannie was portrayed by Kay Rader who is very informative about Nannie and her family. The visit was very interesting while tea was served to her or him.

The military exhibit in the Lawrence County museum was another very interesting subject. A relative of ours received a computer message that she had found an old Brownie camera that had film in it.

When she had it developed, she was surprised to find in it the actual story of “Pearl Harbor” being attacked.

The film was put on display and pictures are placed on a large blackboard showing the Japanese attacking the American ships in the harbor.

There are about 21 pages showing the action. It is well worth visiting to see this. This is the first time it has been shown.

In the library at the top of the stairs, the new magazines of “Ohio,” and “Bridges” are here for your looking at and reading. There has been prepared a place to sit and browse through these late date magazines.

The third Saturday of the month, the docents meet and plan their month. More docents are wanted and we know you will enjoy meeting in-town and out-of-town visitors. Come by and join us.

Historical Fact: The Folds of the Flag (Military Funeral Honors)

First Fold: Symbol of life

Second Fold: Belief in eternal life

Third Fold: Honor and remembrance of the veteran departing our ranks who gave a portion of his/her life for the defense of our country.

Fourth Fold: Represents our weaker nature, for as American citizens trusting in God, it is to God we turn in times of peace, as in times of war, for divine guidance.

Fifth Fold: Represents our country, “still our country, right or wrong.”

Sixth Fold: Where our hearts lie, on account it is with our hearts we pledge our allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to which it stands.

Seventh Fold: Tribute to the Armed Forces of our country who protect our country and flag against enemies within and without the Republic.

Eighth Fold: To honor the mother of the veterans.

Ninth Fold: Honoring American womanhood through the faith, love loyalty and devotion to the character of the men and women they have molded.

Tenth Fold: Tribute to fathers for they too have given their sons and daughters for the defense of our country.

Eleventh Fold: Glorifying the God of the Old Testament of the Holy Bible.

Twelfth Fold: Glorifying the God of the New Testament, God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Ghost.

When the flag is completely folded, the blue canton and stars are uppermost, reminding us of our nation’s motto, “In God We Trust.” When properly folded and tucked, it looks like a cocked hat, reminding us of soldiers who served under Gen. George Washington and sailors and marines who served under John Paul Jones.

They, followed by comrades, shipmates and airmen today, have preserved for us the rights, privileges and freedoms we enjoy today. The flag is presented to a relative.