Working our way from Yazoo City to Vicksburg and then north on Hwy. 61, my regular traveling crew completed a mission two years in the making last Saturday – the second half of the Mississippi Tamale Trail.
Calhoun City’s Arts & Crafts Festival, three Memorial Day services, a trip to the Memphis Botanical Garden and a small cookout on the patio made for a good weekend.
It all began Saturday morning with a trip to the Arts &?Crafts Festival on the Calhoun City Square.
We drive by them every day, the veterans’ monuments on the Bruce and Calhoun City squares. This approaching Memorial Day weekend is one we should take the time to look at them closer, understand the meaning of the many names etched in granite.
It’s not a new problem, but it doesn’t make it any less frustrating. Bruce held its primary election last week with a contested race for mayor and alderman races in three of the town’s five wards and yet only 524 people bothered to cast a vote. That’s barely over 30% of the registered voters in the town.
One of the greatest privileges of serving on the Mississippi Press Association Board of Directors is the opportunities it provides to exchange ideas with newspaper publishers from all over the state.
It was a birthday weekend at our house as my parents, Larry and Lana McNeece, made their annual visit to Bruce from Clinton to help me celebrate what granddaughter Addi Claire called “The Big Four.”
In the hardest of times, the best of our country is often exhibited – the heroism, the selfless love for a neighbor, the determination to overcome.
For the past week, Jesse Yancy, Jr. has been staring at me in my office thanks to a large portrait of him from his time in the Mississippi Senate given to the Bruce Museum by his nephew Bob Cooper.
Reading numerous accounts of the recently concluded legislative session in Jackson, I must say I don’t feel the same exuberance for all that was accomplished as many state leaders themselves apparently do.
It’s not a secret anymore. The River Inn at Harbor Town, now home to one of Memphis’ classic restaurants in Paulette’s, is a true jewel of the River City.