Jimmy Ball finds souce of black elephant ear plant; steam cleaner causes quite a scare

Lisa McNeece

Jimmy Ball, of Calhoun City, sent me a clipping of the black Elephant Ear I had seen at Lake Tiak-O-Khata. The variety is Diamond Head and it is named after the volcanic cone on the Hawaiian island of Oahu.
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Celia’s phone disaster at the pool; White House Hotel lived up to expectations

Lisa McNeece

The launch of the SEC network this weekend makes me think I’ll be seeing less and less of my husband.

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Ellie Kathryn wants to go to “Big School;” Dustin is on Hotel Hell; The Journal turns 62

Lisa McNeece

Addi Claire starting “big school” has left her little sister Ellie Kathryn very sad and Grana, too. The girls have been in day care together since Ellie Kathryn was six weeks old. Even though they were not in the same room, they walked in together in the morning, had lunch together, had nap time together, had play time in the afternoon and walked out together.

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Jack is loving the figs; Dr. Keenum didn’t care for our umbrella

Lisa McNeece

The fig tree has been in our back yard for as long as I can remember. Every year, I have big plans for those figs, but it never seems to work out.

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Gender reveal, aka “Sex Party,” at Neshoba County Fair a big hit

Lisa McNeece

Gender reveal parties are sort of a new fad for pregnant women, but catching on quickly.  The party is where expectant parents share the moment they discover their baby’s sex.

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New additions to this year’s Neshoba County Fair menu

Lisa McNeece

My pre-fair cooking is done, perhaps the earliest ever. I always try to do some cooking before we go to Philadelphia, because it’s just so much easier.

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Bruce Sawmill Festival was most successful ever; enjoyed short trip to Hot Springs

Lisa McNeece

Bruce’s Sawmill Festival had the biggest crowd in its history on Friday night and Saturday. The square was full of vendors and visitors with quite a festive atmosphere throughout. In addition to the local crowd, there were Calhoun County natives and a lot of out-of towners.

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County failing to completely empty garbage bins an ongoing problem

Lisa McNeece

An on-going problem that complaining doesn’t seem to get permanently fixed– garbage left in your garbage bin after pickup.

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Family beach trip cut short, but still memory making

Lisa McNeece

Our family beach trip was abbreviated last week due to visitation and funeral of Kerry Heinz. We normally leave Wednesday afternoon and return home Sunday, but this year, we left Wednesday morning and came home early Friday morning.

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I feel like a part of me is missing

Kerry Heinz and Lisa McNeece

Kerry Heinz and I have been best friends since elementary school. Along the way, there have been boyfriends, marriages, babies, divorces, deaths, but we’ve always had each other.

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