Friday, March 27, 2009

Birthday at Gailyas

Thanks Gailya for a wonderful birthday bash. Gailya entertained the group of about 20 people, some actually had bithdays in March. What a great time we had . The food was wonderful, and a good time was had by all.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Welcome Home Gail

Village resident and our good friend Gail just returned from her annual winter visit in the Texas Rio Grande Valley.   Welcome home Gail.  Sorry you missed the ice storm, but we will try to make it up to you .

Some how she was voted Queen of Mountain  Street, and I understand the sign is worth lots of money.  

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Along the River

The Old and The New

Memphis is an interesting town.  I think most towns along the Mississippi River have a lot to contribute as a unique place to live.  Most recently the trend to live downtown along the River has been increasing.  New construction along with remodeling of old building for living space has made living along the River popular.  

Come down and take the Trolly Ride and check it out, and keep in mind Elvis is still alive.  For some more information check out Memphis 

Monday, March 23, 2009

Spring Rains

Oh Dear (John Deere) what can the matter be?  

You've heard of Delta Gum-Bo.  Now you know.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Hats! The Red Hat Musical

Phil and Jamie  invited Cloody  to see the Red Hat Musical in Memphis and I got to tag along.  We all enjoyed the show and had some extremely good laughs.  The theater was packed and several Red Hat clubs came as groups to see the show.   Many were wearing red hats.  


When I Am An Old Woman I Shall Wear Purple

By Jenny Joseph

When I am an old woman , I shall wear purple
and a red hat that doesn't go, and doesn't suit me.
And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves
and satin candles, and say we've no money for butter.
I shall sit down on the pavement when I am tired
and gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells
and run my stick along the public railings
and make up for the sobriety of my youth.
I shall go out in my slippers in the rain 
and pick the flowers in other people's gardens and learn to spit.

You can wear terrible shirts and grow more fat
and eat three pounds of sausages at a go
or only bread and pickles for a week
and hoard pens and pencils and beer nuts and things in boxes.

But now we must have clothes that keep us dry
and pay our rent and not swear in the street
and set a good example for the children.
We must have friends to dinner and read the papers.
But maybe I ought to practice a little now?
So people who know me are not too shocked and surprised 
When suddenly I am old, and start to wear purple.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Hazlehurst Boy ' Getting Somewhere' In Nashville

Hazlehurst native and country music artist Pat Roper, whose hit single " Now We're Getting Somewhere" is getting big-time radio play throughout the country, took a winding road to recent success in Nashville.  It include signing a deal with Lofton Creek Records and rubbing elbows with some of country's greatest artists, including fellow Mississippi native Faith Hill and husband Tim McGraw, as well as Mark Chesnutt, Leann Rhymes and Sugarland.

 Jo Coates,    Copiah County Courier

Friday, March 13, 2009

Dual County Seats

Blytheville, AR  ( built 1919)

Osceola, AR  built (1912)

Upon moving to Mississippi County, AR , I soon learned the county had two county seats and two courthouses.  I thought this was strange, and when I mentioned it, I was told Mississippi county was the largest county in Arkansas, and two were required.  In the early 1900 hundreds roads were poor and travel was difficult.  Since then I have learned that nine other counties share dual county seats.  
I'm still curious.