Just among friends
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 1:00 AM
Having all of her children at home at the same time made Edna Tinsley one of the happiest mothers in Philadelphia recently. Jo Ann Tinsley Rounsaville, Billy Tinsley, and Mike Tinsley, all of Philadelphia, along with Plez Tinsley, Jr., who flew in with his daughter, Sara Ann Tinsley from Van Etta, New York to complete the family gathering.
It was a joyous occasion for the entire Tinsley-Rounsaville family as they gathered together for an informal reunion. Edna is now at home from the swing bed at Neshoba General and her son, Mike, is building her a porch so she can sit and wave as friends drive by.
A coffee honoring Haley Hodgins, fiancé of Kip Turner, was held in the charming home of Gina Greenleaf Stehman recently. Guests were greeted at the door by Haley and her mother, Kim Hodgins, and Molly Turner, Kip's mother.
They were served coffee poured by Maxine Posey from a silver service in the foyer. Cold beverages were served by Ann Deweese and guests served themselves from a table decorated with floral arrangements of blue hydrangeas, coral roses and greenery in large round silver vases.
Petit fours iced in white and topped with flowers, along with cucumber sandwiches, toasted pecans, and fresh fruit were among some of the delectable choices on the menu. Even the kitchen island was decorated with a long shallow glass container filled with huge magnolia blooms. Guests enjoyed touring Gina's lovely home which she and her husband completely renovated and redesigned themselves, showcasing Gina's impeccable taste and original decorator's talent. Cheryl Mars took pictures during the coffee to capture memories for Haley.
Hostesses for the occasion were Shawn Byars, Ann Deweese, Susan King, Gina Stehman, Maxine Pose, Mary John Turnage, Cynthia Jordan, Susan Windham, Susan Rosamund, and Angie Threadgill. What a pleasant way to spend a Saturday morning!
Sonny and Carol Oliphant are proud great grandparents of a great grandson, Declan Grace, of Memphis. Declan was born on June 4, 2014, weighing 8 pounds and 3 ounces. He is the son of Lena and Michael Grace and the grandson of Lee and Rhonda Oliphant Walton of Denver, Colorado.
His paternal grandmother is Dixie Grace of Memphis. His sisters, Caydence and Crystal Lynn were excited to welcome him home. Two other family members, the four legged kind, Willis who is a dachshund and Maggie, a chocolate lab, were also eager to greet Declan as a future playmate.
Two very excited passengers boarded the Carnival Cruise Line's ship, The Elation, in New Orleans for a short cruise. Cody and Krystal Bryan drove to New Orleans and boarded the ship for a four day cruise to Cozumel, Mexico. They enjoyed all of the wonderful entertainment, food, and fun the ship had to offer. Their stop in Cozumel was an interesting experience for the two of them. They liked exploring the city and finding themselves immersed in a totally different culture and language. When the cruise ended, both of them were feeling relaxed, but eager to get home to their two precious daughters in Philadelphia!
Kelly Dansby Little and her mother-in-law, Stacey Williamson Little had a fun vacation together in Pensacola, Florida. The two of them took a trolley ride around the city, ate a wonderful seafood dinner at Red Fish, Blue Fish, Hemmingway's Grill ,and enjoyed a visit to Peg Leg Pete's, as well as shopped, went to the beach and generally relaxed and enjoyed themselves. It sounded like a great escape!
After making an extended visit to her home town in April, Marcia Blount Moody decided to "come home again", this time to stay. Marcia moved back to Philadelphia from Denver, Colorado and is occupying the entire second story of her mother's home. Billie Ruth Latting, Marcia's mother is thrilled to have her! There are so many favorite people and places here and all over the south which Marcia will enjoy becoming reacquainted.
New Orleans fascinated Katie and William Warner who made their first visit to the city recently along with their parents, Hayley Ingram Warner and Robert Warner. Hayley's parents, Ames and Debbie Ingram went along to enjoy the vacation, too. Both children loved the aquarium with all of the brightly colored fish flashing through the water and the unusual ones that swam past. The stingray pool was really a big hit because the children were allowed to touch them! Another fun activity was a ride on one of the famous New Orleans trolley cars with the open windows and the seats that are reversed at the end of the line so they are facing forward again for the return trip. Of course, powdered sugar coated beignets for breakfast are a New Orleans tradition and the family indulged. They toured famous parts of the city and saw many historical sites as well as the mighty Mississippi River rolling along. It seems a good time was had by all!