The Marshallville Chronicles…(Vingette from “119,“ by John Thomas McElheny and Cynthia Farr Kinkel, told in remembrance of Marian Y. Clay McElheny of Marshallville, GA.)
* * * …Tom’s mother, Marian, walked into his room in the wee hours one Sunday morning, woke him and told him that fellow church member Graham Bell was dead.
Tom sat up in bed. “When did it happen?”
“At five o’clock this morning,” his mother replied.
Tom blinked his eyes and stared at the clock. “Mama, it’s only three-thirty.”
But Marian was convinced, so he humored her. “Why don’t you call him, and tell him whatever he’s planning to do at five o’clock, not to do it.”
Marian shook her head. “Whatever is going to happen can’t be prevented.
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Hello! My name is Bonnie Brown. I bought the corner house diagonally across Main Street from you Mother’s. Often I’ve gazed upon it’s swee.tness. it really is sweet. when first I entered my house I heard a tiny voice buried beneath crumbling fireplaces and old fake woid paneling, torn linoleum, bad windows. But I heard it and it calked to me. now after 7 years of uncovering and reforming, listening, it is singing! and although I’m ip couple of times a month I love it there and feel it singing through me!😊
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Hi Bonnie. Thanks so much for the thoughtful comment. I’ll pass this along to Tom. I’m sure he’ll want to respond to it. 🙂