Farmerville Gazette, January 18, 1939
Written by Edna Liggin as Uncle Lige
“You look like a drowned rat” or “you’re as mad as a wet hen.” You could have said any of these things to any of us last week and they’d have fitted.
Ma had been griping fer months now wantin new pots and pans in the kitchen. Well, the rain come, the roof started leaking and Ma brought out the pots and pans to put under the leaks. Wal, bore me for a holler horn, ef I didn’t think we owned a hardware store. I couldn’t step fer ’em.
Ma only begun gripin’ for a new roof. How I envied my neighbor, Jess Fomby, with his new un!
Let’s see what the wimmen are whisperin’ over the front gate Mr. and Mrs. A. Z. Ray of Downsville have moved into Evergreen community. George Moore has a dandy new auto .. Mr. Lester Stansberry of Farmerville visited Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lowery last Sunday .. Mr. Floyd Barham of Dubach visited Mr. and Mrs. Dewitt Barham last Tuesday .. Frederick Richardson of Ruston spent the week end with Mr. and Mrs. Bishop Robinson …
Miss Bertie Mathews of Bernice spent the week end with Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Lewis … Miss Marjorie Copelen, Miss Ruthelle Golden and Mrs. Lucien Copelen spent last Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Mack Huffman at Evergreen … Mr. and Mrs. S. P. Tabor went visiting in Mt. Tabor community Sunday.
Word reaches me that one of my favorite gals has just got married. Miss Edna Tabor, popular Union Gin teacher was married to Mr. Ercel Jernigan of El Dorado at the home of her sister, Mrs. J. C. Hammock at El Dorado. Wal, I’ll never forget the time I married Ma. I wuz a tremblin,’ blushin’ bridegroom without a single forebodin’ of my fate. Nevertheless, I wish all married couples good luck!
That is jest about all I been able to snoop out, not countin’ of course the election talk and how most of us is supportin’ Rabun now. ‘Nuther thing is the log trucks gettin’ stuck in the mud. One turned completely over.
Ma’s called me the second time to come get them collards and friend ham, so I guess I’d better be a goin’.
Edna Matthews Liggin will always be remembered as the official historian of Union Parish and the Book Mobile Lady. She began writing the Uncle Lige column in The Gazette in 1939. Over the years she wrote many articles about the Union Parish history, the people there and her bottle collection. In her retired years she enjoyed visiting the older people in the Union Parish community.