I love these seven words from our memories that are hardly used unless you have been lucky enough to eavesdrop on a conversation between two or three Southern belles from another time. Old in wisdom, but young at heart, these women’s mothers rode in carriages along brick city streets. Listen up, because the words these matriarchs in tweed suits, pearls and arched brows drop are the ones too special to be forgotten.
Plans for Columbus’ 15th annual Market Street Festival are coming together as musical acts have been scheduled, along with setting up sites for arts and crafts and food vendors. The event is scheduled for the weekend of May 7-8.
After a popular debut last spring, the Columbus Girlchoir Tour of Kitchens returns Saturday, April 17, with impressive examples of how three homeowners have expressed themselves in one of the most important rooms in any household.
Those laid to rest beneath moss-mellowed headstones in the oldest sections of Friendship Cemetery may have been gone for up to a century or more, but for the past two decades, their stories have found new voice.
It’s been almost 150 years since the Rev. Charles Lutwidge Dodgson — we would come to know him as Lewis Carroll — rowed a boat up the Thames River, entertaining three young children in his company by weaving a fantastic tale of a white rabbit, mad hatter and a myriad of peculiar creatures. One of those children was named Alice, and became the namesake of the English author’s famous tale.
The tempting aroma of slow-cooked barbecue will soon waft up and down the Riverwalk in historic downtown Columbus. Grilling on the River, the 2010 Kansas City Barbeque Society Magnolia State Barbeque Championship and Food Fair, will draw approximately 50 teams from seven states to the area near Ruben’s Fish and Steak House April 9-10.
About 200 participants are expected to attend the Southern Literary Festival hosted at Mississippi University for Women April 22-24.
A Nobel Prize winner and former U.S. poet laureate will read from his works April 6 at Mississippi State University.
The Starkville Area Arts Council is calling all artists to participate in the 2011 Cotton District Arts Festival Poster Competition. Artists of all ages are invited to submit their original work to be the face of the 2011 Cotton District Arts Festival.
Three Oktibbeha County community organizations are designated beneficiaries of an April 8 Hunger Strike Charity Concert at Mississippi State.
Blue skies and warm temperatures are on tap to greet opening events of Columbus’ 70th annual Spring Pilgrimage Monday. In addition to the first home tours and Tales from the Crypt, a community-wide block party will help launch the 13-day showcase of historical architecture, living history and unique activities.
Finally, spring! After such a difficult winter, it seems the world is filled with promise and truly ready for rebirth.
Webster’s Dictionary defines “foundation” as “an institution supported by an endowment or an undergarment worn to shape the contours of the body.” But women near and far know the foundation I speak of will be that flesh-toned cosmetic we just can’t live without. It is used to even out the complexion and, quite frankly, is where all makeup begins.
During World War II my dad purchased a small silver case in India. One side has a crude etching of India-Bombay, Delhi and Calcutta, the Taj Mahal on the other side. Dad was well known for buying crafts from neighborhood children; they flocked to our door with their wares. Dad certainly would have purchased a small silver case from a street child. I wonder about that child.
Spring has arrived with its vivid display of color and that has brought a question. Which of our common flowers are native to this area? That is not a question I can address from the view of a botanist, but I can address it as a historian. There are a number of early accounts that describe the flora of the Golden Triangle.
The Black Death struck Europe in the 14th century, killing hundreds of millions of people.
“I can’t even begin to imagine how many bunny cakes I’ve made over the years,” Virginia Adair laughed lightly. With a youthful spirit belying her 81 years, the New Hope woman is still baking and decorating the whimsical cakes she first made 46 years ago. For decades, she delighted her own children and scores of families in three different states with the tasty dessert. This week, she once again shares the recipe for what some might call her culinary signature.
I know little about fish or fishing, but I know fisherman like to go for rainbow trout, a good fish to have at the end of your line or to have in your frying pan.
There is a song called “Out Among the Stars” about a boy with no money who tries to hold up a liquor store and is caught and shot and killed by the police. Bill Cooke’s favorite version of the song is done by John Starling, and his favorite lyric is dark but sheds a lot of light on Cooke’s view of the world we live in these days: “The evening news carries all the details, he dies in every living room in town.”
Pink, blue, yellow. That was the color progression of Pilgrimage dresses for little girls growing up in the Beneke household in the mid-1970s to 1991.