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Shelby DAR holds April meeting

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

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Guest speaker Martha Watt with part of her display.
(Photo by Vickie Lilly)
The Shelby Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution held their luncheon on April 25th at the Riverbend Country Club.

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Attending the meeting were -- Seated: Helen Marsh, Mary Lynn Prince and Dixie Parker. Standing: Sherry Sorrells, Cynthia Ferrell, Gay Mixon, Marilyn Lewis, Alene Hall, Lita York, Linda Pitts, Margaret Jarrell, Roxanna Francesconi and Martha Watt.
(Photo by Vickie Lilly)
Martha Watt gave her presentation wearing a "day dress" that is similar to what you might have seen if you lived in the area during the Civil War era. Sherry Sorrells also wore clothing from that time period.

It was explained that no skin was suppose to be shown in the day before 6 p.m., except the face. Martha gave an informative program and brought many pictures and family items. One treasured item was a locket that had a gold chain, until her 4th great-grandmother had to sell the chain for living expenses. She then wove a cord from her own hair for the locket. This locket has been greatly prized by her family.

Martha is certainly full of knowledge about the women of the Confederacy, especially in this area.

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Watt's Confederate women display.
(Photo by Vickie Lilly)
Helen Marsh wearing her well deserved National Preservation Medal -- recently received at the DAR Conference in Franklin -- was a special guest at the luncheon.Attending the meeting were -- Seated: Helen Marsh, Mary Lynn Prince and Dixie Parker. Standing: Sherry Sorrells, Cynthia Ferrell, Gay Mixon, Marilyn Lewis, Alene Hall, Lita York, Linda Pitts, Margaret Jarrell, Roxanna Francesconi and Martha Watt.