I am packing up my Mardi Gras décor, storing ornaments and masks and beads in a well-marked box until next year. It is with great reluctance that I put these things out of sight. Chris and I never get tired of the fleur de lis, or that weird color combination of purple, green and gold.
Sometimes you can’t go to the river to fish. It’s too high or too muddy or too cold; it’s too late or too something. That’s when Sam and I started fishing in the prairie pond. I had to learn a different kind of fishing because there’s no crappie in the prairie pond.
Think Audrey Hepburn in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” as the minx becomes the young lover. Think Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, especially the pre-Onassis period. Think Jane Wyman descending the stairs of Falcon Crest as the grand dame of 1980s television or your own mother preparing for a country club luncheon with the girls.
When we think of the American witch hunts of the 1950s, we are right to remember Joe McCarthy and the un-American pursuit of citizens who didn’t have the right political ideas. There were other sides to the persecutions, however, less famous but still historically significant.
They may be small in stature, but their combined voices and joyful spirit soar. The internationally acclaimed African Children’s Choir brings a “Journey of Hope” to the Golden Triangle Saturday, March 6.
On Feb. 18-20, the Starkville Area Arts Council continues the tradition by showcasing 35 films submitted from as close to home as Columbus, Starkville and West Point — and as far away as Canada, Spain and Italy.
Joe Lee, a Starkville native and a graduate of Mississippi State University, will sign copies of his new suspense thriller, “The Magnolia Triangle” (Dogwood Press, 2009), at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 3 p.m.
“It is the social event of the season ... for 3, 4 and 5-year-olds,” Edwina Williams smiles.
February is a romantic month, or so they tell us.
Cleaning out some boxes I ran across a yearbook Mississippi College had compiled for incoming freshman. Each student submitted a photograph and a bio.
Beauty is ageless.
A local philanthropic group, The Cinderella Project of Lowndes County, will be conducting its first annual “Gown a Gal” dress distribution Saturday, Feb. 27, at the former Lia Fashions building on Highway 45 North in Columbu
Fairview Baptist Church associate minister Tommy Gillon and a group of volunteers from Columbus are in the center of the Olympic action in Vancouver.
This spring, one graduate of Caledonia High School will receive a $1,500 scholarship from the Shelter Insurance Foundation. The award will be sponsored and partially funded by local Shelter agent John Longmire.
If green is truly the new black, and since everyone from my 71-year-old mama to my 17-year-old niece begins ands ends every conversation talking about saving money, then 2010 could very well be the year for smart shopping. And that’s nothing to blush about.
With hundreds, if not thousands, of hairstylists chiseling, combing and coiffing the locks of ladies from the small town barber shops and beauty parlors to the swankiest of “citified” salons and image studios, I ask myself the same question that lots of first-time clients have asked me. Underwhelmed or downright displeased with their last cut, they sit in a new stylist’s chair and ask: “Why can’t I get a good haircut?”
From Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” to Robert Altman’s “Gosford Park,” the English country house plays a role in the imagination as it has in English society and history. It is a role that has changed greatly over the centuries, as has the role of the servants who ran the places.
Clyde Lindley always keeps a spare guitar around, just in case. “You never know who may come along,” he offers with a wry grin, indicating a striking, new red instrument kept handy in his Starkville apartment.
The Lowndes County Junior Miss Program has awarded $3,650 in college scholarships to deserving high school juniors in Lowndes County. In a program at Joe Cook Elementary Fine Arts Magnet School Jan. 23 Meredith Barefield, a junior at New Hope High School was chosen as the 2011 Lowndes County Junior Miss, succeeding Rachel Burttram. Meredith was also a scholarship award winner in the Interview, Fitness and Self Expression categories.