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6 weeks 15 hours ago
6 weeks 15 hours ago
Miss Karen Ann Martin and Mr. Walter Henry Fagan III are pleased to announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.   Miss Martin is the daughter of Harold L Martin and the late Joan Mangum Martin of Kosciusko, MS.   The bride elect is a graduate of Kosciusko High School and Mississippi State University with a Bachelor’s...
6 weeks 16 hours ago
There is an old pickup truck behind our barn that was once the color of a spring sky, but years of dust, bird droppings, and a tarp of atrophy have changed the color to a dappled blue. It must have been beautiful when it was new, but things get older. The first few years that Jilda and I were married neither of us made minimum wage so our...
6 weeks 17 hours ago
  “Honey Birds” – How many of you know what a honey bird is? Well, it is a hummingbird according to two of my grandsons, Sam and Eli.  The very first time they ever saw one and I told them what they were, they said, “Honey Birds, right Meme?”  I thought that was such a great name for them I agreed...
6 weeks 17 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....
6 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...
6 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...
11 weeks 16 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...
11 weeks 16 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....
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