What freedom means to me, by Patty Sue Gibson
The four freedoms we enjoy under our American flag are freedom of speech; freedom of the press; freedom of choice and freedom of religion.
With freedom we have no dictator to make you do things you don’t like; say things you don’t mean; or go where you do not want to go.
With freedom you are able to express your own opinion. You have the right of trial by jury. You have the right to set up a nice business for yourself and be your own boss.
Freedom means to be able to go to a ballgame, to a movie or anywhere so long as it does not jeopardize the right of your fellow citizens. To be able to have this much freedom is worth all the gold in Fort Knox. Every American must be willing to die — if need be — to preserve this freedom.
Thanksgiving is many things
Thanksgiving Day is almost here; we’re going to Grandma’s house this year. It’s a time for food — as pumpkin pie, green beans, and slaw, my! Oh! My! Sweet potatoes, corn and milk, homemade ice cream, whipped smooth as silk. Homemade butter and hot cornpone, ham that we will pick to the bone. A time for pudding and cake — sweet smelling, and all the grandchildren, running and yelling. A time for snow laid thick on the tree, so pure and white, like a dazzling sea. A time for gathering of the folks, to talk over the year and tell new jokes, Show off new babies and blink in the light, at the youngsters who seem to be grow up over night. This is what happens to me every year, and in my heart it has grown quite dear. By Rosalind Cokenour.
Thanksgiving is rising in the morning to go to church; it is getting back home again while your stomach growls for the dinner. It is the large bird your stomach growls for. It is all the other goodies that go with the day and the big bird. Thanksgiving is a day to eat, drink and be merry — for Monday school’s in again. Larry Blair.
Thanksgiving is a time when there is a lot of feasting and just a little serious thinking going on. Doris Shepherd.
Thanksgiving is a time to honor the pilgrims and to give thanks to the Lord for keeping us happy, and for the food he has supplied or us. Margie Fields.
The Black Kat congratulates
Ty Hall, ’64 – a former Yellowjacket tackle, who is now on the starting freshman team at the University of Kentucky.
Also Shirley Williams for being chosen the Courier Journal’s “Sweetheart of the Week”.
And to the entire Whitesburg Yellowjacket football team and coach for being chosen the Courier Journal’s “Team of the Week.”
And a great big congratulation to William Wright for giving our team and our school so much publicity.
The Cat wants to know
Wayne Maggard, who are those girls from Cowan? The Kat hears they almost had a tumble the other day.
Over to you, Kay Cook, who is that good-looking boy from Fleming? The Kat hears you two are together a lot.
Raymond Day, from what the Kat heard about you and Pauline, it thought you would make a steady couple. Jenny Day, the Kat hears you’re engaged. Good luck!
Ricky Hatton and Brenda Watts, the Kat hears you’re dating. Good luck!
Wonder who Geraldine Webb is writing in Louisville? Could it be Harold D.?
Who’s that cute guy that the Kat sees Earlene Webb with? Could Dennis H. tell us?
Shirley Sturgill, whose little red Ford do we see you in quite a bit?
Kathryn Banks, who is the teacher that has his eyes on you from Prestonsburg? Could S.B. be the one?
Kay Holland, who is the boy you are writing from Fort Belvoir? Could it be Ronnie Tremble?
Bernetta Holbrook, we hear you are trying to get a freshman. Could it be C.W.W.?
The Kat would like to congratulate Bonnie Hamilton and Jimmy Salyers on their engagement. They plan to be married when school is out. Good luck.
Margaret Webb, we wonder why you write a letter everyday to E.U.M. Must be love!
Jimmy Branson, who is that cute girl you took out Nov. 7?
Elizabeth Joseph, who is that good-looking guy you’ve been dating. Could Estelle Isaac tell us?
All I want for Christmas is for my brother to come home from the army. Eva Niece.
Bring me lots of money to pay my senior debts. June Faye Rogers.
Bring me good health and the strength to make it through college — don’t forget to bring me a blackhaired boy from Lees College named Doug Gentry. Patty Gibson.
Bring me six new teachers that fail to show up for class and a million dollars to pay all my school debts. Michael Ison.
Please bring H.C. some safety pins to pin his baggy trousers. Also, bring Judy Collins caps for her cap pistol and some flea powder for Betty Thurman’s fleas. Betty Thurman and H.C. Tyree.
Bring me some A’s and B’s. David Asher.
Please bring me my Eddie from Lexington. Aliene Banks.
Please bring me somebody I can be happy with for a change. Barbara Y.
I would like a date with Tommy Howard. Mildred Gibson.
Please drop by Ermine and bring me R.H. Brenda Ison.
(The above articles from the October, November, December Black Kats and Yearbook.)