Isaiah 6:8

8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

Monday, August 11, 2014

First Day of Wadley History

I have changed jobs and I now teach part of the day at Randolph County High School and the other part at Wadley High School which is twenty miles away.  The first week of school the principal charged each of us with presenting five facts each day about the history of Wadley.  I love stuff like this so I set about to find some wonderful facts.  My first day was a story about a store owner, some gypsies passing through the area, and a woman named Mayhayley Lancaster.  It went something like this: 
"During Alabama's Depression years, nomadic clans became common sight. A group of "gypsies" traveled through Randolph County with a stop in Malone, Mt. Olive, Motley and finally, Wadley. A woman dressed in a red and yellow floral-print dress asked, "How much for the string of dried peppers hanging on the wall?" Elliott said it wasn't for sale. He would need it "come winter" to rub into his homemade sausage. At the same time, a gypsy elder requested a cut of hoop cheese and five saltine crackers. As the cheese and crackers were placed in a brown paper bag and two nickels exchanged, the unusual group waved goodbye as they loaded onto their panel truck. The next day, Elliott noticed the string of peppers was no longer hanging on the wall. The gypsy woman must have taken it!  The pepper thieves didn't account for much, but now, the merchant had lost a sizeable amount of cash, 30 pounds of sugar and several Blue Buckle overalls. He was so troubled over the invasion, he decided it was God's will to search for the identity of the robber—to make things right and to seek justice. He left his wife, Emily, and daughter, Sadie, at home and traveled across the Georgia line to Heard County for a visit with the mysterious woman named Mayhayley. Surprisingly, after placing a deck of cards across a tabletop, Mayhayley not only told him the trespasser's name, which door the intruder used, but even recalled some of the items taken. Elliott was shocked and left in bewilderment. However, he never confronted the man. He was still half unsure, but really just didn't want his neighbors to know he'd succumbed to the mystic woman. So he counted his losses and placed another order to the Knight & McIntosh Overall Factory in Roanoke."  I had the students all read the story and answer the following questions about the reading….
  1.  Who
  2. What
  3. Where
  4. When
  5. How



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