Mrs. Adams remembered by Jacob Flournoy DAR
Posted: Tuesday, October 2, 2012 8:00 pm
The Jacob Flournoy Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution met recently in the meeting room at Ryan’s Steak House in Union City.
Regent Sallie Ferguson opened the meeting with the DAR ritual. Following the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States flag, guest Barker Thompson led the singing of the national anthem. Ramona Moon read the Constitution Minutes.
A display of 9/11 flags were on the dining table in honor of the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. U.S. flags were also on the table. Cards and bookmarks for the Preamble, Constitution Week information and cards with the Pledge of Allegiance to the U.S. flag and the American Creed were distributed to members and guests. Each person present also received a small American flag.
Delegates for DAR state conference were elected and include Mrs. Ferguson and Mary Harris. Alternates will be Elaine Allen and Ann Freeman.
DAR Service for Veterans chairman Lora James reported on her giving homegrown vegetables to area veterans and widows of veterans. She said with much help from her husband, Pat James, and their sons, David James and Joseph James, she was able to donate more than 600 pounds of fresh vegetables from their large garden to area veterans and widows of veterans.
Every other day, she weighed and sacked vegetables to be delivered. A daily chart was kept as to noting the types of vegetables and their weight. Prices were determined by area farmers markets and were for the report only. The vegetables were given to veterans and widows of veterans at no charge.
Mrs. James said she felt this was just a way to say thanks to veterans and their families for their sacrifices. The vegetable project reached veterans from Troy, Fulton, South Fulton, Mayfield, Ky., and areas in between.
Mrs. James also reported she has been in contact with Haws Nursing Home and Rehab in Fulton, as well as Park Terrace Assisted Living in South Fulton. Plans are being made for Veterans Day in November.
Following the business meeting, a memorial service was held in memory of Margaret Adams. Chaplain Agnes Sublette presided at a white cloth-covered table which held a large family Bible, ornate crystal candleholders and white candles. Three bouquets of baby’s breath, accented with white bows, were on the table in honor of Mrs. Adams daughters — Ann Freeman, Ellen Adams and Alice Vogeli. A large bouquet of white roses and baby’s breath was on a side table. Mrs. Sublette selected long-stemmed roses and presented them Mrs. Moon and Mrs. Ferguson to place in the vases of baby’s breath on the table as they shared memories of Mrs. Adams. Each of the ladies spoke glowingly of the several years they had known Mrs. Adams and what an outstanding friend and person she was. She always had a smile on her face and was never known to have said a bad word about anyone. She frequently opened her lovely home for the DAR meetings and made everyone truly feel at home, a member said. She was active in her church, as well as other organizations and was a friend to all. Mrs. Sublette, a close neighbor and long-time friend, read some of Mrs. Adams’ favorite bible verses and told of some of her fond memories of her friend. She then placed a long-stemmed rose in the third bouquet of baby’s breath and ended the ceremony with a prayer. The three arrangements were then presented to Mrs. Adams’ daughters.
Following the ceremony, the meeting was adjourned and those in attendance enjoyed lunch. Mary Whayne Miles served as hostess.
The next meeting will be held Oct. 11 at 10 a.m. at the home of Walt and Sallie Goodman. Mike Alexander will be the guest speaker. Hostesses will be Ellen Petty and Phyllis Simmons. Ms. Harris will serve as program leader.
Published in The Messenger 10.02.12