Feature Friday: Hardscrabble News, 19 November 1920

The following is from the 19 November 1920 issue of The Franklin Press, found on page two. I’ve included this community column in its entirety. Hardscrabble was likely located in the Cartoogechaye section of Macon County, North Carolina.

Hardscrabble News.

Nov. 16.-Hog killing is on a boom these rainy days.

Misses Annie Anderson, Anniemay and Marie Huscusson were visiting Miss Leila Huscusson Sunday afternoon.

Rev. J. L. Kinsland spent the night with Mr. and Mrs. Edward Ramey Saturday.

Mrs. Allen Dills and children were visiting Mrs. Harley Ledbetter Sunday.

Mr. Zeb Anderson spent Saturday with Mr. Lax Dills.

Mr. Jesse Guffee passed through this section one day last week going to Franklin on business.

Messrs. Raleigh Guffee and Ellis Anderson took dinner with their grand-father, Mr. R. A. Anderson, Sunday.

Miss Cecily Dills has been reported on the sick list this week. We hope she will soon be out again.

Mr. R. A. Anderson has also been reported on the sick list.

Mr. Willie Huscusson was the guest of Mr. Zeb Anderson Sunday.

Miss Florence Anderson was visiting Miss Annie Anderson Tuesday.

Mr. Herbert Dills returned home last week from Easley, S. C.

Mr. Nonly Anderson gave a corn shucking one night last week. A large crowd was there and reported a good supper and a nice time.

We had a spelling match at the Poplar Cove school house Friday afternoon. Messrs. Ed and Walter Johnson were the leaders.

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Ramey took dinner with Mrs. Ramey’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Dills, Sunday.

There will be a box supper at Poplar Cove school house next Saruday night, November 20th, for the benefit of the school. Everybody is cordially invited.

A protracted meeting is expected to start at Maiden’s Chapel next Sunday. We hope for a good attendance.

Mr. Lester Dills is wearing a bright [word blacked out]. It’s a boy.

PAPA’S TWINS.

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Feature Friday: Anderson Creek News, 12 November 1920

The following is from the 12 November 1920 issue of The Franklin Press, found on page two. From the people named, I believe Anderson Creek was located in the Cartoogechaye area of Macon County, North Carolina.

“Anderson Creek News” was a community column. I’ve included it in its entirety as many of these individuals were related to the Andersons, by marriage or blood.

Anderson Creek News.

Nov. 9.-The farmers are busy digging potatoes and gathering corn.

Miss Florence Anderson returned home last Wednesday, after an extended visit to relatives in Cherokee County.

Mrs. Andy Ledford was the guest of Mrs. J. M. Dills last Sunday afternoon.

Mrs. Delia McClure was visiting Mrs. Hez Dills last Sunday.

Miss Cecily Dills and Mr. Frank Kimsey were visiting at Mr. J. M. Dills’ Sunday.

Mrs. Jane Williamson and daughter Emma were visiting on Poplar Cove Sunday.

Mr. Edward Rainey spent the week end with home folks.

Mr. Arthur Dills and family have moved to Mr. Harley Ledbetter’s farm.

There will be a singing at Cartoogechaye next Sunday afternoon. Everybody come.

Mrs. Dan Sweatman was the guest of Mrs. Lawrence Dills last Monday afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Dills made a flying trip to town last Monday.

Mrs. Jerry Dills was visiting Mrs. Hez Dills last Monday afternoon.

Miss Florence Anderson was the guest of her cousin, Miss Annie Will Anderson, Sunday.

Mr. R. A. Anderson gave a corn shucking one night last week. A large crowd was present and shucked lots of corn. All reported a nice time.

Miss Lila Huscusson spent one night last week with her sister, Mrs. John Williamson.

Mrs. Ed Ramey spent one night last week with Mrs. Will Anderson.

Miss Florence Anderson was the guest of Mrs. Harley Huscusson one night the past week.

PEGGIE.