Living

2 weeks 12 hours ago
It is funny what I remember from childhood. Some memories are fuzzy, but others are as vivid as an Imax movie that comes rushing back at a sound or smell.  This morning was chilly, so slipping on a sweater seemed the wise thing to do as I stepped down for the morning paper. I involuntarily shivered for the first time this fall. On the...
2 weeks 12 hours ago
I realize that life is full of changes.     As I watched the transformation of the old A & A Grocery store building as it was uncovered from the many facades it has held throughout the years, I was reminded of the Saturday afternoons my friends and I would saunter around the court square.  I am not sure what our exact...
3 weeks 1 day ago
Attala County 4-H Pets in the Park took prizes following judging at the Thursday afternoon pet parade at Jason Niles Park. The show was coordinated by Becky Hamilton and Taylor Casey, 4-H leaders with the MSU Extension Service. Anna Austin, FCS/4-H Agent in Montgomery County, served as judge. As the entry fee each pet owner donated an item...
3 weeks 1 day ago
It is late in the third quarter of my life, and it has finally dawned on me that someday is today. Someday is a catchall word used flippantly. It is a time we will not find on any calendar. “Yes, we’ll go to Paris someday.” Or maybe, “I’m going back to school to finish my degree someday.” But when is someday...
3 weeks 1 day 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...
3 weeks 1 day 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...
3 weeks 1 day 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...
3 weeks 1 day 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...
3 weeks 1 day 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...
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