It was a little early for the Easter bunny to visit, but Carol Oliphant and her two great-granddaughters, Caydence and Crystal Lynne Coleman from Memphis, had fun practicing for his arrival later this month. The two girls came to Philadelphia with their great grandmother to visit with her and their great grandfather, Sonny Oliphant for a week.

One of the things they enjoyed was hunting for Easter eggs all over the inside of the house. Some of the eggs were very special because they belonged to their great uncle, Jeff, and their grandmother, Rhonda, when they were children.

Carol was the Easter bunny and did a good job of hiding the eggs. After having such fun for a week, it was time for Great- Grandmother Carol to pack up the girls and drive them home to Memphis where their parents, Michael and Lena Grace were happy to have them back.


Fabulous restaurants, entertainment around Jackson Square, hot chicory flavored coffee and sugary beignets at the Café du Monde were some of the things enjoyed by Billy Ruth Latting, her daughter, Marcia Moody from Denver, and Billy's lifelong friend, Frances Williams Hardy of Meridian during a recent trip to New Orleans.

Since their hotel was located in the heart of the famous French Quarter, they could walk everywhere as they explored Old New Orleans. After breakfast served on the charming hotel patio which was filled with blooming azaleas and geraniums, they went exploring each morning.

Late afternoon found them in the hotel courtyard relaxing and visiting with other hotel guests before having dinner at another of the fantastic restaurants. It makes a trip to New Orleans sound like a marvelous idea!


Another beautiful baby girl has arrived in the Dees-Boulden family.

Dr. Peter and Emily Dees Boulden are overjoyed at the safe arrival of Atley Dees Boulden in Atlanta on April 4. Atley Dees weighed 6 pounds and 10 ounces and is doing well.

Little Miss Amzie Boulden, Atley's little big sister, held her carefully and sang "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" to the delight of her family who were visiting in her hospital room!

Amzie is already showing signs of being a loving and caring sister. Atley and Amzie Boulden are the granddaughters of Mandy and Bud Dees.


Guests attending the baby shower and brunch given for Jill Dansby Rushing at Philadelphia Church of Christ signed a guest book placed on a very special desk near the entrance. The vintage desk will occupy a place in baby Kaiser Rushing's room in the near future and was brought to the shower by the creative hostesses for the happy occasion.

Hostesses were Amber Hendrix Butler, Lindsey Williams Eakes, Kelly Dansby Little and Mickie Edmisson Williams.

The hostesses chose a vintage theme for event, using lace tablecloths, scattered pearls, and floral centerpieces of pale pink hydrangeas and baby's breath on the brunch table. The theme was repeated on the individual tables with lace cloths and centerpieces of Peter's Pottery pitchers filled with pastel pink hydrangeas and baby's breath.

Jill's aunt, Mickie Williams, selected and arranged the flowers. Baby's breath seemed such an appropriate choice! After enjoying the delicious brunch complete with spectacular strawberry cupcakes, Jill opened gifts brought to welcome Kaiser, many of which were monogrammed with her initials, KCR.


Turquoise Resort in Orange Beach was the site for Tom and Shirley Cox's annual family beach vacation.

They spent time on the beach during sunny days, shopped, enjoyed the resort's pool and dined in the many restaurants in the area. As Shirley said, " We kept something going on the entire time!"

They also played card games, including bridge and a new game called Tings, and made use of the exercise room.

According to Shirley, the resort was just beautiful with spacious rooms and many amenities for guests.

Enjoying this fun-filled time were Tom and Shirley Cox, Terry and Tommy McCarver, Kayla McCarver, Steven Bryant, Allison McCarver, Ben Long, and Bailey McCarver. Carla Martin and her family, Meagan and Brent Anthony, Macy Martin and her friend, Allie Gray, Isaac Martin and his friend Landrum Vaughn completed the group. What a generous gift of family fun and quality time Tom and Shirley gave their family and friends!


Father Augustine Palimattan, pastor, has announced that the Easter Holy Week services at Holy Cross Catholic Church will begin with Holy Thursday Mass and the symbolic washing of the feet at 6:30 p.m. on April 17.

Good Friday services will include the Stations of the Cross, the reading of The Passion of Our Lord, and communion on April 18 at noon and again at 6:30 p.m.

The traditional Easter Vigil Mass will be at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 19. The Easter Day mass is at 10:30 a.m. Please join us in this joyful celebration!