The Richmond Register

Lifestyles & Community

October 16, 2013

A wedding that was a surprise to the bride

NEWBY — A while back, during a visit with Louise (Newland) Agee, Louise told me how she came to marry J.B. Agee.

George and Ollie (Lamb) Newland raised their family in the community of Ruthton.

Louise, their daughter, was dating J.B. He was a shy fellow, and Louise was in love.

J.B. surprised her on February 11, 1921, when he came to her parent’s door dressed in his best clothes.

Ollie seemed to know the reason why and told Louise to put on a nice dress, and they would all go to Lexington together. When they got to the Ashland Baptist Church, she found out it was her wedding day!

Seems J.B. had asked her parents permission to marry their daughter but was too shy to ask Louise. However, she was happy to go along with the plan, and after the ceremony they returned to George and Ollie’s home and spent their wedding night there.

They moved into a two bedroom house in Newby and raised their four children, Judy, J.B. Jr., Jerry and Helen. Louise, now 84, still lives in the home they made there. She said they never thought of the house as small. They were comfortable, and the children never gave her trouble.

Now, I have to say that whenever a parent says this to me I have to smile. As adults, several of my brothers and sisters and I were sitting at my mother’s kitchen table reminiscing about some of our childhood antics. Several times my mother would stop us and say, “I never knew about that,” to which our response was, “You weren’t supposed to know.”

Louise said one day J.B. decided to take the family down to Silver Creek, so they loaded up in the car and started out. Louise soon realized that J.B. must have sneaked a few beers and was in no condition to drive. She told him to scoot over, and she drove them safely home. The amazing part is Louise had never been behind the wheel before. That’s the day she learned to drive! J.B. was repentant for putting his family in danger and never drank another drop.

I am happy to be back in Newby and see all the family and friends and attend my home church again. So much work went on at the church while I was gone I hardly recognized it!

Let me hear from you about these old time stories. Contact me at carolsnewbynews@ or call me at 859-625-0355

Text Only
Lifestyles & Community
  • 7-29 Nostalgia-Glenmore.jpg Paper boys learned life, business lessons

    I often flash back to the days from the mid to late 1930s when I was a paper boy.
    There were 10 or 12 of us who rolled out of bed at 5 a.m. every day, jumped on our bicycles and headed downtown to the Glyndon Hotel and picked up our papers for delivery.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Dick-Ham.jpg Here’s why teachers aren’t paid enough

    The following were included in last year’s exams and were answered by 16-year-old high school students. The answers are genuine, and we must remember that these youngsters will grow up to vote, marry and become parents. It’s a scary thought.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-24 4-H Entries 1.jpg 4-H exhibits are family affair for the Houstons

    Five children from the same family were the first to bring their 4-H exhibits Wednesday to the Madison County Fairgrounds.

    July 24, 2014 5 Photos

  • 7-22 Band Camp 1.jpg Band students ‛take over’ MCHS campus

    The Madison Central High School campus has been “taken over” for two weeks by 170 students attending band camp.

    July 21, 2014 6 Photos

  • Dr-Jack-Rutherford.jpg Warning labels needed on energy drinks

    The popularity of energy drinks has soared since they entered the marketplace, but at least one consumer group wants the FDA to order warnings on product labels.

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Donna-Moberly.jpg Full Gospel ‛Back to School Bash’ is Aug. 2

    Hello everyone.
    I guess everyone is asking, “How much rain did we get?”

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Katie-Rollins.jpg Thank the Lord for the rain

    Hello readers, it’s a stormy Monday evening as I write this, and I’ve been thanking the Lord all day for the good rain – over an inch in the gauge now, and it looks like more before morning.

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Paula-Jones-c.jpg Rain has helped lawns, gardens

    Hello from Baldwin.
    How is everyone’s week going? I hope everyone is having a great one.

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Can you believe such cool weather in mid July?

    Refreshing. That’s the word one TV weatherman described the upcoming days when temperatures will be in the 70s with virtually no humidity and lots of sunshine. Can you believe that in the middle of July? We can live with that, can’t we? We may even get close to setting a record for morning lows later this week. This has certainly been the year for strange weather!

    July 17, 2014

  • Tim-Jones.jpg Union City Baptist VBS July 20-25

    Union City Baptist Church will have vacation Bible school July 20-25, 6 to 9 p.m., with classes from age 3 through high school. The theme is “Agency D3 Needs You.” Contact Brenda Parke, or call the church at 623-2845 for more information.

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

AP Video
Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide

Should Madison County’s three local governing bodies ban smoking in indoor public places?

     View Results