"Get down, Gabby," Mary Jane Coign gently admonished an exuberant mixed breed dog greeting visitors to the farm. The retired Mississippi State University research chemist was dressed for the field in sturdy khakis, work shoes, straw hat and bug spray. It was time to go check on the cows and calves. "Just don't move too fast, or they'll probably scatter," she cautioned with a smile.
Young cooks had a hard time containing their excited anticipation Friday afternoon while waiting for parents to arrive at Mississippi University for Women's Culinary Arts Institute. It was demo day, the last day of their week-long adventure at culinary camp, and they were eager to show off what they had learned.
Here's the latest goal for food makers: Perfect the art of imperfection.
There is a special place children who are battling -- or have battled -- a diagnosis of cancer can go. A place where they are not "different," not "the sick kid." A place where memories of hospitals and treatments recede and life is just about summertime, camp and all that goes with it -- swimming, fishing, campfires, scavenger hunts, crafts, archery, canoeing, spirit sticks and new friends.
The Golden Triangle is within easy traveling distance of some of the best entertainment in the South. Support arts and entertainment at home, and when you're on the road, these might pique your interest.
Kenny Gardner has been singing since he was 3 years old, spreading the gospel with his dad, Bro. James Gardner. He's even recorded a few albums along the way. But for the past 12 years, as he founded and pastored Columbus Christian Center, the idea of going back into the studio simmered on a back burner. Until now.
Personal touches in a wedding can take the ceremony from textbook to storybook, and they may even save the new couple some money.
My paternal grandparents called each other "Mr. Boyls" and "Miss Ruth," at least in public. It used to drive my mother crazy. "I just know that they must call each other by more personal names sometimes!" she fretted.