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Adele Elliott: Because I'm happy (but not all the time)

Posted 6/14/2014 in Columns

This week, Chris and I attended a party celebrating the marriage of our dear friends, Meagan and Clare. They had a romantic destination wedding, saying their vows under a vine-covered gazebo in New York's Central Park.



Being Beautiful: Real magnolias for steel magnolias

Posted 6/7/2014 in Columns

I adore magnolias. There's just something magical about the purity of those delicate blooms peeking from the backyard tree through the library windows at me while I write.


Southern Gardening: Tools make great Father's Day gifts

Posted 6/7/2014 in Columns

Last month, I wrote about getting mom the perfect Mother's Day rose. With Father's Day just a couple of weeks away, it's gift time again.


Adele Elliott: Shootout in suburbia

Posted 6/7/2014 in Columns

The Internet is blazing with videos of a group of gun enthusiasts flaunting some high-powered firearms at a Texas Jack In The Box.



Being Beautiful: You should see the Gerber Baby now!

Posted 5/31/2014 in Columns

The original "Gerber Baby," Ann Turner Cook, just turned 85 and is a great-grandmother.


Southern Gardening: Plant state wildflower Coreopsis in landscapes

Posted 5/31/2014 in Columns

You can hardly miss the yellow flowers of Coreopsis lanceolata along highways in the summer, so it's easy to see why this is the state wildflower of Mississippi.


A Stone's throw: Graduations

Posted 5/31/2014 in Columns

There may never be in my life a time when I set any kind of record; but, if there were, it would probably be last week.



Adele Elliott: Rage and bliss

Posted 5/31/2014 in Columns

Marriages, and relationships of any sort, find ways to co-exist.



Market Fresh: Summer squash

Posted 5/28/2014 in Columns

Splash! Grandson Jackson began summer on Monday by jumping into a pool for his inaugural dip. Memorial Day weekend is over and fun and sun have officially begun.


Being Beautiful: Doesn't that smile say it all?

Posted 5/24/2014 in Columns

Some women find themselves in angst over whether to bid farewell to those long tresses, but not Kim Arnold. No, ma'am, indeed!


A Stone's throw: Random memories

Posted 5/24/2014 in Columns

When my family moved to Columbus shortly before World War II, we rented a little house on Second Avenue North, before we could build one. We lived there two years, then moved to the house I lived in until I married.


Southern Gardening: Queen Anne's Lace thrives in landscapes

Posted 5/24/2014 in Columns

A dizzying array of new plants for the home landscape and garden are promoted every year, and several of them originated along our roadsides and ditches.


Adele Elliott: Proms and circumstances

Posted 5/24/2014 in Columns

This is an exciting time of year for the hundreds of grads in the Golden Triangl



Being Beautiful: I'm in a New York state of mind

Posted 5/17/2014 in Columns

Broadway Nite, Chinatown, Central Park -- the mention of such things might lead you to believe I'm reminiscing about a recent getaway to New York City.



Adele Elliott: Message in a bottle

Posted 5/17/2014 in Columns

Most of us only get one human mother. We also call the Earth "our mother."


Southern Gardening: Use container gardening for vegetable production

Posted 5/10/2014 in Columns

There's nothing like preparing a meal using vegetables that were picked only five minutes earlier. That goal drives the efforts of many home gardeners.


A Stone's throw: Some mothers

Posted 5/10/2014 in Columns

Last weekend there was a reunion of sorts in Columbus, mostly of people connected with Lee High School football during a certain time span.



Picking roses

Posted 5/10/2014 in Columns

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.



Local Landscapes: Repairing storm-damaged trees

Posted 5/10/2014 in Columns

The recent storms wreaked havoc on landscapes across north Mississippi.



Adele Elliott: Connections

Posted 5/10/2014 in Columns

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.



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