Cross family excited about trip to Africa

  • Monday, April 21, 2014

Sandra and Jack Cross, Kenny and Melba Cross, Tommy Cross and friend Bill were excited as they departed for the airport for a once-In-a-lifetime trip for most of the continent of Africa. We look forward to hearing details of the exciting journey.

Birthday party

Jeanna and Courtney are sisters with birthdays quite close in days but not years. Their 8th and 14th were celebrated with a sleepover last weekend in their yard with friends and a huge birthday cake. Mother Misty picked up the friends.

Spring has sprung!

Spring has sprung and the pollen is thick and heavy. For some of us pollen is no problem, but for others it is a big deal. Let’s give our sympathy to all who are sneezing, coughing or blowing and also remind them to shower before going to bed to remove pollen from their hair!

Bad Wreck

Watch and drive carefully when traveling. A five vehicle pileup may occur as it did near us recently when the traffic was blocked hours and the Interstate blocked as well.

Our detour saved only 45 minutes but we saw some lovely spring countryside!

Satsuma Oranges

The delicious orange trees have bloomed and now have petite oranges on our back porch. We are nurturing the little oranges with care because we remember the flavor of those grown in Cross by our parents.

HIstory Lesson

Middleton Place recently celebrated “Living History Days,” and recognized the 232nd anniversary of Gen. Nathanael Greene’s encampment in South Carolina during the Revolutionary War. Perhaps you were aware of that fact, but were not aware that Gen. Greene was in Cross and in Charles Towne as well!

To find out more, read your local historical markers. Hint: read the markers beside the highways in Cross! Oh yes, Gen. Greene was Gen. George Washington’s second-in-command and was given the mission to keep the British suppressed in Charleston!

Remember Francis Marion? He was there, but got away with a broken ankle when he jumped from a second story window to escape the British in Charleston.


Sympathy is extended to the family of the late Elick Jones of Cross.

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