Monday, September 28, 2009

A Birthday Cake and Radio Flyer

Margarita Cauthern Thompson with her Radio Flyer wagon on her third birthday (notice the birthday cake on the wagon). This photograph was taken in the Third District of Itawamba County in the Van Buren Community. She is the daughter of Elvin and Dot Brown Cauthern, granddaughter of Fonzo and Minnie Lee Gardner Cauthern and great grand daughter of Francis Marion and Nancy Neal Galloway Cauthern early Itawamba County pioneers who came to Itawamba County prior to 1860. A special thanks to Margarita Cauthern Thompson for sharing this special photograph with the readers of Itawamba History Review.

1 comment:

Terry Thornton said...

Bob, Thanks for posting this picture of our friend, historian, lorist, and genealogist Rita Thompson. She is as happy an adult nowadays as she was when she celebrated this birthday with her Radio Flyer so many years ago, back in the far distant past --- but no one is counting.

Rita has contributed much and is continuing to contribute to the preservation of the heritage of the hill country --- and I'm delighted to see her and her little red wagon here on Itawamba History Review.

Terry Thornton
Fulton, Mississippi