Born in 1907 in Perkinston, Mississippi, Hattie first came to Gulfport in 1930 to work at the old Edgewater Resort Hotel where she established many lifelong friendships. Shortly after arrival she joined the Gulfport First Baptist Church and remained an active and dedicated member for the rest of her life. (we were members of the pool, at the old Edgewater, beautiful place it was. It was a hugh ordeal around here when they blew it up with dynamite. I still remember it, my mother has a scapebook about it. Most of the citizens were against the blowing of it up...to build a mall!)
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