My friend David Pannell wrote a story that appeared in Friday’s Journal about Vacation Bible School.
Once upon a time, before air conditioning and television, almost every home had a front porch. The front porch was the quintessential outdoor room, and this was where Southern hospitality usually began. It was on the front porch, beneath the languorous, circulating ceiling fans, one sipped a…
A hardware store in a nearby town recently announced it was going out of business after having served that community for over 100 years.
He was “a man for all seasons.” An epigram or a witticism for every occasion. Bassoon-like voice. Historian, linguist, comic, counselor and boogie-woogie king. At his death, the mayor of our city and the towel man at the YMCA mourned. He was (and is) my father.
TUPELO • Hank Williams Jr. was just a month old when his father made his Grand Ole Opry debut, singing “Lovesick Blues” and garnering six encores.
Several years ago, I wrote about fish packets we made and took on a camping trip. I prepared them at home – tilapia with sliced onions, bell peppers and lemon pepper – and put them in a cooler with ice. After we got to our camp site and put up the tent, Charlie built a fire and it was no tim…
TUPELO • When Misty Coleman purchased Popsy two years ago, she quickly realized it was a seasonal business. Customers weren’t exactly knocking down the door to buy popsicles in the dead of winter.
ABERDEEN • In 2015, Neva Whitehead retired from Fischer Associates, where she was a secretary/bookkeeper for almost a quarter of a century. Before that, she worked in a doctor’s office for 20 years.
“Dad, can we cook supper together tonight?” Are there any more beautiful words in the English language? Well, probably, but those were some pretty sweet words when I heard them last week. I’ll put it this way – in that moment, there were no better words I would have rather heard from my 18-y…
The summer after my third-grade year at Lizzie Horn Elementary School in my hometown, my friend Betsy and I were tormented relentlessly by a monster.
OXFORD • For nearly 75 years, children have been coming to Camp Lake Stephens (CLS) near Oxford to make friends, reconnect with nature, and strengthen their faith.
TUPELO – Due to expected inclement weather on Thursday, the "321 Concert" of the 2019 Tupelo Elvis Festival will move from Fairpark inside to the BancorpSouth Arena.
Every parent has a go-to breakfast. In our house, my wife was the one who typically made the before-school morning meal. Most days, I was already at work while the kids were preparing for school. I’d fill in on occasion with daddy breakfasts.
BELDEN • Beau Hill didn’t spend much time in the kitchen when he was growing up in Memphis. He loved going to his grandparents’ farm in Hernando and eating big meals there, but cooking just wasn’t his thing.
TUPELO - Oliver Stacks and his parents, Hunter and Paige Stacks of Nettleton, are one of two families to win the $529 Mississippi Affordable College Savings scholarship.
TUPELO- Eight-year-old Ryleigh Wright of Tupelo, with help from Todd's Big Star, will host an Alex's Lemonade Stand Saturday to raise funds for research into childhood cancer.
COLUMBUS - Friends and colleagues of late flight nurse Jim Spruiell will raise funds for scholarships given in his name this weekend.
Our daughter, Mary, graduated last week from UMMC in Jackson with a master’s in occupational therapy. Two weeks before, our son, Patrick, earned his bachelor’s at MSU in business administration.
My senses are strongly connected to my memory. Something as small as a single thought can trigger a vivid recollection. But nothing brings back a memory more intensely than four of our five senses – sound, smell, sight and taste. Sorry, touch, you’re out of this conversation.
BELDEN • Shelly Johnstone was born in Washington, D.C., but raised in northwest Florida and Biloxi. So she thought she knew a thing or two about gumbo.
BOONEVILLE • Pfc. Talmadge Reno spent long hours loading ammunition into heavy artillery in a boat on the choppy waters of the English Channel.
OXFORD • When Vishwesh Bhatt was a small boy growing up in Gujarat, India, he liked to be under his mother’s feet when she was in the kitchen preparing the evening meal.
Eighteen years ago – almost to the day – my wife and I were at the hospital awaiting the birth of our second child. It was one of the greatest days of my life and one of the scariest. He was born on Monday, June 4, at 8:08 am. They say Monday’s child is fair of face and Thomas Harrison St. J…
A few weeks ago, I checked out Ina Garten’s latest cookbook, “Cook Like a Pro,” from the Lee County Library. I’d not heard very good things about it and I wanted to take a look before purchasing it to add to my collection.
Clearly, this will date me, but I can remember a time when a real, live human being said “number, please,” whenever I picked up the phone in my family’s house to call someone.
TUPELO • In the criminal justice sty, the pigs are represented by two separate yet equally important groups: the police who investigate swine, and the butchers who prosecute the offenders.
TUPELO • After four years of planning and construction, Specialty Orthopedic Group unveiled its new facility on South Gloster Street to the community this week.
TUPELO • When Julia Child first came out with “Mastering the Art of French Cooking” – her signature cookbook – Sarah Gaede and a friend decided they were going to start trying recipes from it.