Living

2 weeks 3 days ago
My friend and I were visiting and began to talk about the things we really enjoyed in our lives.  I love first born puppies.   I was babysitting my daughter’s Boston Bulldog, Rosalind Lee, Rosie for short, just before she gave birth to her first litter of puppies. They were a cross-breed of dachshund and bulldog.  As I...
2 weeks 3 days ago
Lana and Don Davis and Dean and Cindy Ramage, formerly of Kosciusko, announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Meagan Ramage, to George Michael Calvi, son of Carlo and Julie Calvi of Yonkers, N.Y. The future bride is a 2010 graduate of Jackson Academy in Jackson and recently graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Nursing...
2 weeks 3 days ago
David and Melissa McElroy of Vaiden announce the engagement of their daughter, Chelsea LouAnn McElroy, to Dustin Michael Huggins, son of Johnny and Melanie Huggins of Vaiden. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Frances Minshew and the late Wendell Minshew of Singleton and the late Carl and Cathleen McElroy of Vaiden. The prospective...
2 weeks 3 days ago
My office was a mess with months of magazines and stacks of unread books. There were knick-knacks and souvenirs hanging on the wall that had been there for years.  Setting my jaw, I decided it was time to do some reorganization.  However, my efforts ended abruptly when I moved some old festival badges and came across a pair of...
2 weeks 3 days ago
Cotton bolls in all of their glory, coloring the landscape of the work-tended land have now opened to magnificent splendor!   Is there anything more beautiful or peaceful to gaze upon than a matured cotton field?  I surely do not think so.   My husband and I were traveling the roads again yesterday, and we passed several...
4 weeks 3 days ago
Johnnie Lou Johnson Yakstis, registrar of the Copiah Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, presented an educational program on Tadeusz (Thaddeus) Kosciuszko, "The Peasant Prince," based on the biography by Alex Storozynski.   The presentation was recently given during her chapter meeting in Copiah...
4 weeks 3 days ago
I have spent a great deal of time near water these last few days. There is something about waning light at summer’s end, or maybe it is something deeper that I do not yet understand, but I am drawn there. Driving by without pulling in for a few moments is not an option for me. Like today, Jilda had worked hard on projects that had...
4 weeks 3 days ago
Changing seasons brings about the transformation of greens to golds, reds, yellows, and so many colors in between.   As I sit on my back porch at the Circle S, I look out over the vast pasturelands and I can readily see these changes.   The grass has slowed its growing time; the flowers of summer are beginning to look tired and...
5 weeks 2 days ago
Cool temperatures provided the perfect weather for the annual Big Black River Festival and Runs in West last Saturday. Art, music, food, were among highlights. Arts and crafts booths lined both sides of Highway 51, through the Town of West for the annual event.  The day also served as a time of homecoming and visits with friends and...
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