Living

5 weeks 19 hours ago
  I told y’all last week about how my whole life has been on hold as I finish my next book. It’s been hard to juggle everything that needs to get done: buying groceries, cooking meals, car pool, gymnastics, writing, cleaning the house, making eye contact with my family members— but I’ve been doing the best I can....
5 weeks 1 day ago
Spring has sprung, at my house anyway.  The weather has been nice and warm and all of my perennials are now standing tender and straight about three of four inches high.  Now Mr. Weatherperson says that we will have some more below freezing weather this week.  Once again, Mother Nature has been foiled.   Every year when we...
5 weeks 1 day ago
There is a game I play with Caillou (our collie) each evening when I step down to feed the deer some corn. I call it fetch the can.  Unlike a tennis ball, the plastic can is too big to fit in his mouth. So when I toss it, he has to wrestle with it for a while to get his mouth around it. I should YouTube this game sometime because it is...
10 weeks 17 hours ago
“Everyday ‘fore supper time, she’d go down by the truck patch and pick her a mess o’poke salad and carry it home in a gunny sack.” – Poke Salad Annie   Do you remember this song by Elvis Presley? Every time I think about my mama cooking and eating poke salad, I think about this song.   How many...
10 weeks 17 hours ago
I was stationed at Fort Sherman in Panama in the early 1970s, which was a remote Army complex on the Atlantic end of the canal. The fort was situated on a small finger of land separating the Bay of Colon and the Atlantic Ocean.  There were several barracks and some housing for officers, but less than 30 full-time residents lived there....
10 weeks 17 hours ago
After battling The Stomach Virus of 2013 and emerging victorious, I have spent the last two weeks battling my seven-year-old’s asthma. We have driven all over the state of Mississippi, chasing her allergist from office to office like Thelma and Louise, minus the convertible.  Emma is an excellent patient and even in the middle of a...
10 weeks 17 hours ago
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Allen Warrington, Sr. of Kosciusko announce the engagement of their daughter, Laurie Elizabeth, to Joshua Wayne Fleming of Jackson, son of Mrs. Juanita Fleming Brown and the late Mr. Gerald “Gary” Wayne Fleming of New Site. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Mrs. Myrleen Boudousquie of Hattiesburg, the late...
10 weeks 18 hours ago
Mr. and Mrs. David Sharp of Meridian and Mr. and Mrs. Joey Pinkard of Vaiden announce the engagement of their daughter, Sera Beth, to Jeremy Brandon Briggs, son of Mr. and Mrs. Greg Briggs of Porterville.  The wedding will be held Saturday, March 15, 2014, at 6 p.m. at Circle M Plantation in Macon.  Sera Beth is the granddaughter...
11 weeks 18 hours ago
My husband and I have traveled to several states and out of the country a few times.  Every time we go where people do not know me he always tells me, “Let me do the talking, okay?” He does not say it because I am illiterate but because I have such a notable Mississippi twang that nobody understands me.   Well, I am...
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