A stressful two weeks with our beloved Jack, but we’re all better now

Ellie Kathryn tucks Jack in with a kiss.

At 10 years old, our Yellow Lab Jack, has lived longer than any other Yellow Lab we have owned. The other two died around age 9, both with cancer.
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Raising funds through unique laundry service

Lisa McNeece

Celia and I were quite amused reading in an old Journal about a fundraiser that involved drying clothes.
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Malone shares great memories of old Pittsboro

Lisa McNeece

I loved this memory Jerome Ellard, of Texas, shared with us last week:
“Seeing the name Malone reminded me of times past, of Lowell Malone, (Bill’s father) and his store, the old M&M grocery store that used to be in Pittsboro. Even though Mr. Malone had lived in Pittsboro for years, we always said “he’s from Banner” – funny.  [Read more...]

Great anniversary weekend in Buckhead

Lisa McNeece

Our favorite Oxford candy/ice cream store is closing. Holli’s Sweet Tooth on South Lamar will be closing in April after the Double Decker Festival.
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Great Valentine; Downton Abbey disappoints; Marshall Ramsey is great speaker

Lisa McNeece

Best Valentine I got this year was a homemade card from Addi Claire. She closed herself up in the guest room Friday afternoon with tape, scissors, Sharpie and paper.
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Red Velvet Cornbread a recipe I’ll have to try

Lisa McNeece

My February/March issue of Eat Drink Mississippi magazine arrived last week and kept me busy reading for a night or two.
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Sellers Denley’s stories made it to Collins

Lisa McNeece

A fellow newspaper publisher has sent us quite a gem from yesteryear. James Arrington Goff, of Collins, reprints a column written by his grandfather, Jimmy Arrington for the Jackson State-Times entitled “Report from Collins.”

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Corn Meal Cookie recipe may have to be tried

Lisa McNeece

Celia discovered a recipe in a 1956 Journal that sounded much like Mrs. Bobbie Blount’s Cornbread Cake that we bragged so much about a couple of months ago.
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Ole Bruce tales; Michael Joe adds another dealership; Eagle spotting

Lisa McNeece

When Anne Castleberry Ward, of Memphis, sends in her subscription renewal, she also includes an old Bruce story, which we love.
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Finally get close to Grandmother’s cornbread recipe

Lisa McNeece

For as long as I can remember, Celia and I have tried to replicate, without success, Grandmother Maggie Ellen Denley’s cornbread.
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