From the Editor
New on Southern-Style:
Daddy reads the Christmas Story. This was many years ago (see the Star Wars cover on the bed), but the emotion is the same. Share it with your own children.
|I have decided to make this a window onto what Southern women do. This
picture happens to be of the Panama City Women's Club. The Women's Club
consists of several different Departments that do civic projects
throughout the community. We meet once a month as a whole organization
and then break into Departments for individual meetings. The
Departments consist of Arts, Conservation, Education, Health and
Welfare, International Outreach, Public Issues, and Youth. The
Conservation group hosted the meeting and cooked a delicious lunch for
everyone. I happen to belong to the Arts Department, but you can
participate in as many Departments as you wish.
As a younger woman, I was a member of the Dothan Service League and rotated through the Gift Shop at the Medical Center, the Girls Club (where I later served as President of the Board of Directors and started the first Fashion Show fundraiser that became a major community event), and others. Times have changed, however, and so many younger women who would have participated are now in the work force. The benefit of the Panama City Women's Club is that many older women, now out of the workforce, find opportunities of service and friendships that they did not have time for in their younger years. Younger women who can extend the lunch hour also participate.
Faith, Family, Freedom
a song of the South.
My heart beats in unison
with its people,
my soul is soothed
by the sighs of the wind
as it drifts through the needles
of the arrow straight pines standing sentinal against the back drop
of a cerulean sky.
Sharman Burson Ramsey
|Foods, Recipes and Confections|
|My husband and I were
honored to be among those who traveled by bus to Tallahassee the
Governor's Club to watch the swearing in of our friend, George Gainer
as Florida senator. We look forward to great things from this good,
|Art||Granddaughter Megan's portrait was painted by the gifted artist, Victoria Bush.
|Southern Furniture Makers|
|Houston County Alabama History|
|Wilcox County, Alabama History|
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