People made news
Fifty years ago, The Brewton Standard had an announcement of the wedding of Irene Edwards and Geoffrey Maylan. I noticed it because a couple of years later she would be working in the Department of Pensions and Security, or as it is known today, the Department of Human Resources, a place that would change my world.
Irene was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Edwards of Brewton. In 1969 she was the social worker who helped my husband and I adopt our son. She was married at the time but she had no children. I remember her as asking the same question over and over again. She later had a daughter and they moved away from here.
This story was interesting to find in the newspaper. It seems that someone had sent in a parking ticket and sent a $5 dollar bill to pay for it. The ticket was written five years earlier, in 1962, in front of the Lovelace Hotel in downtown Brewton. The police chief said that if he had an address for the sender, he would send them $4.75 change. There was no name or address, only a tag number, but no state. At that time, the fine of a parking ticket was 25 cents.
Margaret Hayes of Brewton was selected to attend Girl’s Nation in Washington, D.C. She was one of two representatives from Alabama selected.
A notice was sent out from the U.S. Air Force that a number of mini mines had been washed up on the beach all the way from Pensacola to Panama City. They said the mini mines were not dangerous, but they wanted everyone to be careful should they find one.
There was a very good photograph of Mrs. W.A. Lovelace at her kitchen stove sharing her recipe for blueberry pie.
I saw a photograph of Faye Godwin in the announcement of her engagement to Dale Hicks. Faye, you looked good.
A man from Jay, Fla., set a record bowling at the Brewton Bowling Center. Houston Smith bowled 300 with 12 straight strikes.
A group of youngsters from East Brewton were off to visit the Atlanta Braves game.
Dollar Days were going on in town and lots of good bargains could be had. West Brothers had fabric for 15 cents a yard; men’s dress and sports shirts for $2 each.