Living

4 weeks 2 days ago
The inspiration for my columns comes from different places.  Sometimes it comes while flipping through grainy photographs from my distant past or listening to the lyrics of songs that have touched the heart at some point in my life. The idea for this column came as I read in Paul Zollo’s book, Songwriters on Songwriting.  The...
4 weeks 2 days ago
Do you know how to build a fort?  How about a garage for your hot wheels?  Or perhaps a bird house, sword, bow and arrow, boulders for hauling in dump trucks, transforming a transformer, batman/superman capes, and even a crossbow from toothpicks?   Well, I do!   Being the Meme of all of my boys, I have had lessons in just...
4 weeks 2 days ago
On Saturday January 31, the Kosciusko Junior Auxiliary will hold its annual charity ball event at the Attala County Coliseum at 6:30 p.m. The theme for the 2015 ball is Black and White.  Guests will be greeted with live music throughout the night by Delta Acoustic. There will be a silent auction and a draw down for $1000, kindly donated...
4 weeks 2 days ago
My grandmother used to tell me of life in the south before electricity and modern conveniences. They kept some of their food in a well in summer to keep it cold. We could have used a well this week. As always, there is a story behind it. I like my coffee lawsuit hot…so hot that it removes a layer of enamel from my teeth and takes the...
4 weeks 2 days ago
Beginning with the brain and continuing through all parts of the body, students at Greenlee Elementary School became more knowledgeable of how they function through the Body Walk Experience last Friday.  Body Walk is a traveling exhibit presented by Mississippi State Extension Service. The unique educational program is designed to involve...
4 weeks 3 days ago
Are we still in the South, Toto?  It certainly does not seem as if we are living inside the Mason-Dixon Line here for the past few days.   The weatherman said that this is the coldest our weather has been since 2003. Can you remember how cold you were 12 years ago?   The cold weather does bring back several really good...
7 weeks 2 days ago
Travelers along the road leading to Boyette’s Crossing near Sallis  are sure to slow to a crawl or maybe park their vehicles when they approach the residence of Excle Greenwood. There is too much to comprehend with a fleeting glance. The appearance of the grounds surrounding his home lets one know that he goes by the saying,  ...
7 weeks 3 days ago
We had an early appointment today for Jilda’s last treatment of the year. I stood by the kitchen counter tapping my foot as the coffee pot dripped, as if my impatience would make it drip faster. It did not.  The chickens were still on the roost when I slipped in to pour some scratch feed into their troughs, freshen up their water...
7 weeks 3 days ago
“Times gone by and never brought to mind Should old acquaintance be forgot and days of Auld Lang Syne.”  “Times Gone By” is somewhat of a melancholy melody, as it serves to remind us of the year and years gone by in our lives.   I suppose I get somewhat overemotional on each New Year as I experience...
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