If you’re a current subscriber, log in below. If you would like to subscribe, please click the subscribe tab above.
Username and Password Help
Harriet Hayden Edwards
Union Square sends out special birthday wishes to two Union Square neighbors, Thomas Taylor and Sherry Shaw, who share the same birthday, February 28. We hope you have many more blessed ones to come. You deserve it.
If wrinkles come it only indicates where smiles have been. Keep smiling, and you can live until you are 100 years old. Happy birthday from the Square.
As a columnist for “The Coosa County News,” I welcome you, Mrs. Jennifer Williamson, to join me and Mrs. Sheila Ward as we write to share the good news of our communities.
A moment of Black History: Harriet Hayden Edwards was born in Pritchard, Alabama. She married at the young age of 14. She and her husband migrated to Rockford.
After the death of her husband she raised eight children alone. She had no formal education so she could neither read nor write. However, she made sure her children were educated.
She loved God and rose very early every morning and prayed at least an hour or more. She introduced her children and grandchildren to Christ.
In the spring and summer she would go out to her gardens and weed or gather, whichever needed to be done. In the winter she kept plenty of wood cut for the fire. She would then get ready for work.
She was a domestic in the home of Mr. P.N. Davis and family (Bobby Davis’ parents) who owned the local grocery store. Every morning after she cooked, served and washed the breakfast dishes she headed to the store to pick up “dinner” and supper food. The family never ate leftovers, so she cooked three meals every day.
There was always good food to eat in her house. She always said they cooked too much that day and let her bring the extras home. Holidays were always special with wonderful cakes and pies and such.
She had a great strategy! After a full day of work she brought the laundry home to wash and iron.
She passed away in 1980 at the age of 94. This special young lady was the grandmother of Minister Frankie Mae Maxwell Cousin and the bonus grandmother of Ruby Jo Johnson-Hardman. I was blessed to have this young lady in my life, especially for so many years, Mrs. Harriet Hayden Edwards!
It has been 10 days since Valentine’s Day, which is “love day,” and I had already turned in my column. So this week I would like to share some special love that my best friend and I shared together with her fur baby, Jay.
Frankie and I sat on her back porch on Valentine’s Day for an hour or more enjoying some vitamin D from the great sun God provided that day and just reminiscing of the great times we spent in Alabama as young girls, something we had not done in a long time because of our schedule differences. It was one beautiful great day for us!
Later that day we shared our Valentine love with the ones who love us more, our main dishes, Butch and Lee. I hope everyone enjoyed their love day.
Prayer list: Every church member families who are in the valley.
“Live by faith, grow in grace, and walk in love.”
“I love you,” to all my readers.
Call Ruby at 256-935-1330 to spread your good news.