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Thanks from PHS Alumni Association
Grandmothers say thank you
Don’t punish the children
The PHS Alumni Association would like to thank the
Northwest Alabamian for promoting our PHS Alumni Day held on May 4th with
printed articles and pictures. Thanks to Chad Fell for coming and
covering the event. Also thanks to the following businesses and
individuals for donations of contributions and door prizes:
American Manufacturers Supply
Coop's Bears Den
Exxel Outdoors, Inc.
1st National Bank
Goar's Big Star
HMH Supply, Inc.
Hicks Tire Pros
Lion's Den Food Mart
Mays Wholesale (in memory of Gravis Mays)
Obedee & Colene Rich
Pinkard Funeral Homes
Southern Energy Homes
Traders & Farmers Bank
Wayne Chambers & Sue Gravitt for collecting
donations & door prizes.
PHS Alumni Association
Dianne Crumpton, Secretary
The grandmothers of the Haleyville High School
varsity softball team would like to express our thanks and appreciation
to everyone who contributed to the success of our first
“Grandmother Treasure Trunk Sale.”
It was a huge success. The team competed in the
regional playoff May 10-11 in Huntsville and are undefeated regional
champs. They now advance to the state playoffs Thursday, May 16, and
Friday, May 17.
Without the publicity and individual support we
received, the event would not have been possible. The money we earned
will be used to help meet the traveling expenses of the team.
We are proud of our team and they strive to make
you proud of them.
It’s great to be a grandmother.
I worked in a school cafeteria for years. I
enjoyed most of that time. One gets to know the children, not
necessarily their personal lives, just their behavior while eating in
I, and most of the ladies, could recognize without
checking paperwork, the children who were “paid” and the
ones who ate “free”.
Sometimes the paid children could be wasteful;
most of them were not all that hungry. Most of the children who ate
free always cleaned their tray and many times tried to come back for
more food when they took their tray to the dishroom.
That was the part I did not enjoy. We could not
give them seconds. I have seen children try to pick food out of
other children’s trays who had left food on their trays and
returning them to the dishroom if the trays backed up, come try to grab
the leftover food. Whoever was in the dishroom trying to catch up had
to, was told to, discourage the taking of food which had not been
eaten off other children’s returned trays. I have seen children
when we had corn on the cob try to chew up the cob and eat it.
I write this to hope and pray the last place on
earth to cut the budget is the feeding of our children. The need is
real. We cannot punish the children for the behavior of others.
When a child is hungry, they need to be fed. It is that simple.
I do not begrudge America sending money to foreign
lands, but my mother always said, ‘Charity begins at home and
If a way can be found to fund, by the billions,
money for foreign lands, surely the money can be found to feed our
hungry children here in America.
Nadine Hood Overstreet