Few things seem more peaceful than white Pekin ducks gliding across still waters. I watch our two from a window and immediately feel my breath slow down as do the wheels turning in my brain.
Joseph W. Mickens, Sr. is running late. He just phoned to say he was on his way from Starkville and would be here in five minutes.
Over the past couple of weeks several people have asked me about whether this year is the bicentennial of Columbus becoming a town since Columbus was chartered in Mississippi in 1821.
When my brother, Fred, passed away on March 30, it was left to me — the only family member within easy driving distance of his home in Tupelo — to sort and disperse the personal effects left unclaimed by his three children.
It is with humility and gratitude that I accept the results and certification of the election and begin the work of ensuring a seamless transition of government, as your Mayor-Elect.
A far as you could see — across fields and lawn — was deluged with standing water after days of torrential rains. Halfway between the house and the lake, the Pekin ducks were sitting low in the grass… like sitting ducks you might say.
There is nothing like a good front porch in the summer. In the South it is traditionally a favorite gathering place to visit with family and friends, hear a good story and enjoy a cool beverage on a hot day or muggy evening.
The 21st century COVID-19 pandemic taught people many lessons about life and death from a very close proximity, though not necessarily physically close in many cases. COVID-19 often results in a lonely death. There are so many tragic stories of dying, death and people’s behavior including relatives, which may sound irrational.
A month or so ago my pond goldfish died. All of them. They were somewhere around 8 years old which is not old for a goldfish. It’s like maybe a person would be in their thirties. The goldfish were fantails; they looked elegant with that tail fluttering like an angel’s wing.
I love this place. With the exception of my college years, I’ve lived virtually my entire life in Columbus.
When I look at Dr. Keith Gaskin I see a man of tremendous professionalism and reserve. When given countless opportunities to pounce upon his competition,
The D-day invasion of June 6, 1944, is the event of that date and time that captures the public imagination. There was, however, an especially important and historic event that had just occurred hundreds of miles to the south of the Normandy landing.
Recently, we received two little rosebuds into our family. Our youngest daughter bore identical twin girls! No words can describe our relief, joy, and thankfulness that they arrived healthy and gorgeous.
It was morning and fairly cool but before the day was over temperatures would rise to almost ninety degrees. The grass had been mowed and flowers scattered about in pots, window boxes, and flowerbeds were in full bloom. There on the porch admiring the view, I thought back to more than a year ago when days were filled with work, errands, chores and other commitments.
More than 24 cities and towns claim to be the birthplace of Memorial Day. As the day to honor and remember those who made the supreme sacrifice for their country, its roots go deep into many places. It evolved out of a common practice of placing flowers on soldiers’ graves.
The month of May is upon us. The grass is greening and hydrangea blooms are large and blue in my yard. I have always loved the change of seasons and the longer, slower evenings in this month before the heat starts rising from the southern sidewalks and pop-up thunderstorms sends me inside the house. As with all changes, there comes moments that we as parents and grandparents, wish would stay the same. Alas, that will not happen.
There’s more than a little Eugene Debs in Montrell Coburn, which is intended as a compliment.
“Gardening does so much for your brain. You’re learning how the process works and how important it is to do everything right. So that you
On Saturday the process of dismantling and moving the Confederate monument that has stood in front of the Lowndes County Courthouse since 1912 began.
In Mississippi, county courthouses generally have two common features: A clock tower and a Confederate monument.