Sunday, Bill and Betty Elkins had been holding hands for 63 years. Joe and Jerri Blackmon celebrated 64 years of marriage Monday. Jimmy and Jeanette Higgins woke up this morning with 64 years of wedded love in the memory bank.
All three couples are active members of First Baptist Church of Saks and have been for most of their married lives.
Jerri Blackmon sent that along with:
“All the women are in the Rachel Sunday School Class and have been friends for many years. I don’t know if this breaks any records in today’s time, but it is a blessed accomplishment.”
Take a bow, people.
Then there was the mention that once, a long time ago, an automobile had hit a horse on Alabama 21 between Jacksonville and Piedmont. I was right on that one, according to Jimmy Littlejohn of Jacksonville.
“It happened to a close friend of mine,” says Littlejohn, “Bobby George Gorey. It happened in April of 1958. He almost lost an eye. The only reason I wasn’t with him is I’d joined the Army and he’d decided not to.
“Bobby died three or four years ago.”
Tuesday’s peaches looked like something out of a magazine.
Teri Johnson is the owner, but you’ll also find her twin sister Sheri there on occasion. The two started the original Tweeners 12 years ago just off Alabama 204 near Jacksonville. The move to Piedmont came a month or so ago.
I first knew the Johnson twins when they operated a famous foot-long hot dog stand on Alabama 21 just south of Jacksonville. Best ever.
If you do visit Tweeners, give the catfish a try. Really good.
More importantly, Wilford cooks the best pecan pie you’ll ever put a fork in. I know that because he shows up at the house twice year with pie in hand ... my birthday and Christmas.
Thing is, he refuses to share the recipe.
“I did some legal work for this old gentleman years ago and that’s where I got the recipe,” says Wilford. “Thing is, he wouldn’t give it to me unless I promised to never share it with anyone else.”
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