I heard that on July 9 the 1991 graduating class of Miller Grove returned for a 20-year reunion. For some of the alumni it was their first time to come back to the campus since they graduated. Richelle Flecker was one of the graduates present. Back in ‘91 there were only 14 graduates. It’s funny to notice how enrollment has increased at the school since then. This year there were 20 graduates.
My sympathies go out to the family of David Garrett. He passed away last week after a short illness. David was such a nice man. He seemed to be doing so well when I talked to him and his wife, Pat, a few weeks ago at the singing in the Miller Grove Methodist Church. He was one of the many Garretts from County Line. His parents were John William “Bill” and Beadie (Lennon) Garrett. David Marion Garrett was born June 2, 1925, at County Line. David served in the service during World War II, was an agriculture teacher, worked for the Dallas Fire Department, and volunteered his time and services to many organizations. He was a member of County Line Baptist Church. His funeral services were conducted at the Emory Baptist Church on Saturday, July 9, with graveside services being at Clifton Cemetery. He was preceded in death by his parents and first wife, Mary Frances Pippin Garrett. He is survived by wife, Pat Garrett, and several children and grandchildren.
Happy birthday to Dusty Spencer on July 14; Sandra Garrett, Sherry Darrow and Barry “Moon” Smith on July 15; and Rama Dell (Bone) Kelso on July 16.
Happy anniversary to Gary and Judy Williams and Johnny and Kathy Lennon on July 13. It is Johnny and Kathy’s 40th anniversary this year! Ernie and Vicki Weaver will celebrate an anniversary on July 14.
Historical note: This week I’ll mention a little more about the Retina Post Office. It was located in the southern extremity of the county, not too far from the Clifton and Garrett Farm Cemeteries. There was a road that stretched from Miller Grove through some of the Garretts’ land (east of County Line) and on into the Daugherty Community of Rains County. The post office was situated on that road. The postmasters were Hiram Deaton in 1852 and John Garrett in 1856 until the post office closed in January of 1867. Later the area was known at “Garrett’s Hump.” If anyone else has any other information about this long forgotten historical landmark please let me know.
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