West: Auburn High book a treasure
By MIKE WEST
Did you attend Auburn High School?
"On the city's Southern border
Forward ever, be our watchword
Cherished by her sons and daughters
And why mention this little song? It reveals much about the way the school's graduates regard the "cherished" lessons they learned. Perhaps the most telling slogan was "Forward ever. Backward never."
Contributors to the book include Mable Hawkins Turney, Susie Robinson Kennedy, Jewell Patterson Dale, Edward Leach, Gordon Summar, Ward Lane Odom, Winfred Gaither, Sara Hamilton Gaither and Janice McAdoo Fletcher.
Serving on the publication committee were Editor Mary Hughes, Bobby Dutton, Joe Davenport and Sue Davenport.
Want a copy?
New books can be purchased at the following locations: Rita's Hairstyling and Auburn Library in Auburntown, Cannon County Register's office, Adams Memorial Public Library and Cannon County Arts Center in Woodbury, E.Z. Webb & Sons, Pharmacy & Gifts in Smithville, and B&P Printers in Murfreesboro.
For mail order copies send check for $50 plus $6 for postage and handling, along with name, mailing address and phone number to: Auburntown Historical Society, P.O. Box 114, Auburntown, TN 37016.
For more information, see the group's Facebook page- Auburntown Historical Society.
And I must thank the many friends and relatives who visited Woodbury Funeral Home with their expressions of sympathy. Each kindness helped my family to endure.