Last weekend there was a reunion of sorts in Columbus, mostly of people connected with Lee High School football during a certain time span.
It may be because this is the 100th anniversary of Mother's Day. Or more likely, it's because of the enormous tree felled by recent storms in the backyard of the homeplace -- the house where my two sisters, brother and I were raised. But something has had my mother much on my mind.
The recent storms wreaked havoc on landscapes across north Mississippi.
It seems that the winter from Hades is finally over. We will probably not have another freeze for many months, the tornadoes have moved on (cross your fingers), and the monsoons have dissipated -- for now.
Downtown West Point will be all about art Saturday, May 17. Fifty fine artists and craftspeople are slated to display and sell their work during the second annual Downtown Art Walk from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library (FOL) will hold a Members Only pre-sale book sale Saturday, May 17, from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., in advance of its June book sale on June 12 and 14. The pre-sale is a member appreciation event, as well as an effort to encourage new memberships and renewals.
Finally, we can all breathe a sign of relief and enjoy this glorious spring, with summer following soon. And, there is no better harbinger of the warm days ahead than the grand opening of the Hitching Lot Farmers' Market on Saturday.
Mothers Day takes a musical turn Sunday when the Columbus Choral Society presents "A Musical Treat for Mom." The 2 p.m. concert in the Rosenzweig Arts Center main gallery will celebrate mothers, and help send members of the choral group to New York to perform at Carnegie Hall June 8.
The secret to this simple Mother's Day dessert is frozen puff pastry. It is easy to work with and bakes up into a deliciously flaky pastry.
The Lowndes County Cattlemen's Association wants you to take it easy this weekend. Chill out, take a load off, let someone else do the cooking.
How many breakfasts in bed does it take for a mom to get sick of breakfast in bed on Mother's Day?
Max Hartleroad tries to step his long, lanky legs into what appears to be a cast-off space suit for a photo shoot. The legs prove too lanky; the silvery suit is abandoned. Which doesn't deter Max and the other guys in the band Hartle Road from nosing around for other random inspiration that can push the photo outside the proverbial box.
In an express-lane society driven by changing trends, constants come to mean more as years pass. In Caledonia, few things are more constant than the annual Caledonia High School Alumni Banquet.