The Methodist Church at Campbellsville was the scene of a birthday party for Mrs. Mary Childress, Sunday evening from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Well over a hundred friends, relatives, and neighbors stopped by to wish her a happy 100th birthday. Many left presents, a money tree filled with $$$$, and best wishes. When asked what she attributed to her long life, she said "well, I just don't know". Her son, Lewis, spoke up and said "it was probably those beans, potatoes, pork chops, and corn bread that did it". Most of you will remember Miss. Mary from school days, as she worked in the CHS lunch room for about 11 years. I can still remember that delicious pineapple upside-down cake she used to make, and how I tried to go back for seconds. I believe she is the oldest living resident of Campbellsville at this time. She now resides with her son, Lewis and wife Bunnie who live on Rose Hill.
I stopped by to see Aunt Mary again on Wednesday, January 30 (her actual birthday) to visit and to bring her a freshly picked bouquet of butter cups. She had a great time at the party and thanks everyone for coming by to see her.
Webmaster Jennifer H. Stout Campbellsville, TN