style="text-align: justify;">The Gwinnett Roadrunner -
On The Run January 2014
By Mary Frazier Long
THINKERS: “Let us not be too particular. It is better to have old second-hand diamonds than none at all.” Mark Twain
Baby: a loud noise at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.
“Marriage is the alliance of two people, one of whom never remembers birthdays and the other never forgets them.” Ogden Nash
“In some parts of the world, people still pray in the streets. In this country they’re called pedestrians.” Gloria Pitzer
“Never ask old people how they are if you have anything else to do that day.” Joe Restivo
No man should plant more garden than his wife can hoe.
IMPORTANT JANUARY EVENTS
•January 13, 1733 the British Ship Anne arrived in Charles Town, South Carolina. On the ship were the first English settlers with James Oglethorpe. They later went to Savannah to establish the 13th colony named Georgia.
•Four Presidents of the United States were born in January: Millard Fillmore, 13th President was born in January, 1800; Richard Nixon, 37th President was born on January 9, 1913; Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 32nd President was born on January 30, 1882; William McKinley, 25th President was born on January 29, 1843.
•Civil Service System was established in 1883.
•Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863.
•The Colonial Theater in Lawrenceville opened January 21, 1916. •January 1, 1963 students began attending Lawrenceville Elementary School on Button Gwinnett Drive.
•The News-Herald, January 2, 1913: “Noah Parker is Chief of Police and J.R. Wages is night watchman. Both earn $60 per month.”
•The News-Herald January 23, 1919: “Mr. E.T. Hopkins sold his picture show to Fayette Sims who will use the place as a garage.” CONGRATULATIONS From the Gwinnett Journal, January 21, 1936: “Robert Gholston, Jr. is making a good record in Stillman Institute at Tuscaloosa, Alabama.”
CANNING PLANT IN THE 1950’S
In the 1950’s, Gwinnett schools that had canning plants on the campus were Bethesda, Dacula, Duluth, Grayson, Norcross, Snellville, and Sugar Hill. In the summer those canning plants were busy for people brought locally grown produce in to prepare and can the items for later use. In the winter some would bring in beef and pork to be canned. Those canning plants were busy when gardens were producing. The cannery was operated by the Vocational Agriculture teacher working out of the high school. All canneries had a manager who did much of the work. (see photo below) •An article in the January 15, 1908 News Herald reported Gwinnett County has 4,000 sheep; 12,000 cattle; 4,000 mules and 15,000 hogs.
•The funeral service for Gwinnett native Floyd Cofer was Thursday December 19 at the Lawrenceville Presbyterian Church. Floyd was born in Grayson and he was a graduate of Grayson High School. Floyd’s father had a general merchandise store in Grayson. Floyd and Elizabeth Melton Cofer were married for 67 years and they were the parents of Al and Anne.
•Jerry Denaple of Buford has been honored with the Delco Remy/ASE Medium/Heavy Truck Electronic Technician of the Year. Jerry is a Master Truck Technician. He is employed by Publix Supermarket in Dacula.
Lawrenceville High School Class of 1949 Reunion in 2008. Left to right: Bryant Huff, Charles Park, Marie Britt Duncan, Mary Long, Elizabeth Wade Ethridge, Reba Brooks Bridges, Sula Puckett Clack, Grace Britt Cain, Mary Lou Dunagan Edwards, Geraldine Butler Keller, Joyce Jones Reed.
Students who attended McKendree School in 1908: 1st Row: Vanus Jones, Guy Teague, Inez (Teague (Molder, Willie Bell Sewell, Grace Huff Myrtle Farmer, Claud Teague, Marion Kemp. 2nd Row: ?, Willie Bradford, Fain Huff, ?, ?, Eva Roberts, Alphia (Bradford) Royals, Unis Ethridge, Addie (Teague) Jackson. 3rd Row: ?, Bessie (Cambell) Bradford, Vera Teague, Austin Sewell, Eula (Huff) Hutchins, Erie Maxey, ?, Clower Brodgon, Cleve Barker, Vera Wynn, Ila (Green) Bennett, Loraine (Teague) Jones, Tom Bradford. 4th Row: Frank Sewell, Hinds Collins, ?, Lena (Teague) Russel, Howell Etherdrige, Minnie (Kemp) Pope, Lemma Bradford, Walter Teague, Mary (Kemp) Adams, Ottis Ethridge, Nellie (Wynn) Fowler, Vera (Wynn) Fowler. Top Row: Nellie Brodgon, Lessie Frazier, Dora Gills (Teacher), Claude Barker, Hubert Sewell. These were in the photo but could not be indentified: Perry Farmer, Rogers Bradford, Effie Bell Barker, Julie Crow, Lonnie Roberts, Grover Roberts.
Members of the Beta Rho Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society gathered for the annual Christmas Tea at the home of Gloria James. Pictured: Seated Barbara Willis, Mary Long, Mary Alice Wood, Second row: Mary Pickens, Brenda Zellner, Jan Perry, Grace Puckett. Third row: Gloria James, Jane Alexander, Elsie Roberts, Barbara McCay, Kathy Phillips, Sarah Davis, Top: Lou Bryant, Jana Hensey, Marion Allen, Mary Anna Bryant.