A few days ago Molly Liggin Rankin took a trip back to Shiloh and her childhood home. She came back with some some very good pictures and she is sharing them with you.
Written by Edna Liggin - 1939 Granddaughter of Mary Ann Chavers Matthews Submitted by Molly Liggin Rankin Her father abided by the law, "The show must go on" and she abides by the one "Life must go on". Her father was Jesse Chavers, actor on a showboat of long ago that plied the muddy Mississippi. … Continue reading Mary Ann Chavers Matthews
Molly Liggin Rankin Celebrating our Independence Day. We honor our brave ancestors who fought to obtain our freedom. My 4X great grandfather William Tabor (born Jan 4, 1761) enlisted in the Army at age 14 and was advanced to the rank of Lt. by age 20 (service # WF 6245)...while fighting in the battle of … Continue reading Celebrating Our Independence Day
The Banner – 27 May 2010 Banner: I've been enjoying the letters to the newspaper from Pearl Harris and that spurred me to send in a letter my mother wrote to her mother 64 years ago. (This is a letter written by Edna Liggin to Laura Matthews Smith, postmarked July 11, 1946. This is one … Continue reading Oh Those Good Ol’ Days!
The Gazette - 25 Apr 1991 Dear Editor: All across America the "old timers" gather in the local cafes to begin their days. Admittance to these groups is by word-of-mouth and RETIREMENT is the common characteristic. On a recent visit I discovered that Bernice is no different. At The Kitchen last Friday morning I observed … Continue reading Letters to the Editor
Written by Molly Liggin Rankin Helen Maxine Liggin, born 12-30-1917 and died 9-29 2008. She was 5 years younger than my dad. I'm not sure if she was the oldest girl in the family or not. She went to nursing school at Confederate Memorial, probably in late 20's, early 30's. She became a nurse … Continue reading Helen Maxine Liggin
This is the mural on the side of the Bernice Bank honoring Willis Reed. A big Thank You to Molly Liggin Rankin for the picture.
Mollie Liggin Rankin explains V Mail also known as Victory Mail that was used during WWII. There was no real secret to the v-mail process; in fact it was simple, the soldiers wrote their letters on a form provided and it was then photographed onto microfilm which was simply flown to the USA. A … Continue reading Victory Mail
submitted by Molly Liggin Rankin My daddy, Malvin, drove a school bus and he'd use the bus to haul groups of people to nearby destinations, like Vicksburg MS and Hot Spring AR. Here's a Bernice newspaper clipping about the group he took to Hot Springs, sometime in the late 1930's or early 40's (before WWII)