Seen a lot in decades of covering high school football

Lisa McNeece

I’ve been covering high school football for as long as I can remember. In the early days, that meant shooting black and white film, hoping you got something (all you need is one good one), and a roll of 24 exposure film.
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Seeing 9-foot snake everywhere I turn

Snake

Usually on rainy, dreary Monday mornings, I really get excited when neighbor Don Ball brings my newspaper up the drive-way and tosses it on my front porch.
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Birds claim figs on top, dog takes care of those on bottom

Lisa McNeece

Sunday weather was a high of 85 degrees and it was fabulous, with a September feeling that fall is just around the corner. It’s not, but it was nice to feel that way for a little bit.
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Lots of good cooking at the Neshoba County Fair

Lisa McNeece

We had a lot of good food at the opening weekend of the Neshoba County Fair– ribs, Boston Butt, shrimp, various dips, Butterfinger ice cream and cherry ice cream.
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Loved Celia’s squash, but not interested in snakes in trees

Lisa McNeece

Celia made fried squash for her family Sunday, and luckily I stopped by to visit after the meal and tried some. It was delicious.
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Annual trip to Coast for Press Association meeting a rite of passage

Lisa McNeece

A trip to the Mississippi Gulf Coast has been a rite of passage of summer since I was a little girl.
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Sad to read Rheta Grimsley Johnson is ending her column

Lisa McNeece

I started making this pasta a couple of years ago but have tweaked it some along the way. Unlike some people (my sister Celia, my husband Joel), I follow a recipe exactly how it is written the first time. Then I might make some changes to it.
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Perfecting my okra and more cobblers high on to do list

Lisa McNeece

My upcoming kitchen experiments are perfecting my okra frying technique and cobbler cooking.
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No fear for Ellie Kathryn at the beach

Lisa McNeece

Our beach vacation is over and it could not have been better, despite a day of rain.
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Pepper competition is over as Charlie strikes again

Lisa McNeece

So much for the bell pepper competition. Our Yellow Lab Charlie decided it was large enough to eat, but then he decided he didn’t like bell pepper, so he left it chewed in half on the kitchen floor.
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