Break in sweltering temps, but summer’s not gone

Lisa McNeece

The best looking plant in my yard right now, hands down, is the Lantana. I have old-fashioned and New Gold in several places, and it is thriving in this dry end of summer heat.
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Terry Martin was a lot more than just our carpenter

Lisa McNeece

I am so heartbroken over the tragic death of Terry Martin last week. The first work Terry Martin ever did at my house was before I moved in. It was 1989, and Jo Ellen, Marshall and I were moving from my parents’ house, to the house across the street where we now live.

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Has to be a better way to keep up with my glasses

Lisa McNeece

When I leave the house, my check list includes two main things– my glasses and my phone. I feel like if I have those two, I can get pretty much anything else I need.
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Quite a girls day at Geyser Falls

Lisa McNeece

I had been telling Addi Claire that I would take her to the water park all summer long, and this weekend seemed like the best opportunity for us to go.
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“Cow killers” show up at Neshoba County Fair

Lisa McNeece

We spotted the oddest looking bug I had ever seen at the fair cabin last week in Philadelphia.
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Neshoba Fair traditions endure after quarter century

Lisa McNeece

After more than 25 years at the Neshoba County Fair, some of our traditions still stand– sausage pinwheels at breakfast, group photo on the first Saturday afternoon, participating in the Williams’ silly string fight on Sunday afternoon, etc.
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Rediscovering the joys of riding a bike

Lisa McNeece

One of the highlights of our early summer trip to Jekyll Island was renting bicycles and riding for two days of our stay.
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Banana wins top honors among Sawmill Fest’s homemade ice cream

Lisa McNeece

Was it this hot last year? I don’t think so. It is miserably, dangerously hot and I absolutely hate it. I can handle cold much better.
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Best recipe I’ve tried this year

Lisa McNeece

This is the best recipe I have tried this year. It came from Eat, Drink, Mississippi magazine which is published by newspaper friends in Monticello. The magazine is great, and I always find a good recipe or two, but this one is tops:
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Postal issues return, but we’re working on it

Lisa McNeece

Once again, we are having problems with our newspaper delivery via the postal service.
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