While Sam shopped for tractor parts, I hung over the enclosure of baby chickens.
The legislature is about to create a $30 million a year slush fund for Gov. Phil Bryant at this special session.
Someone was playing a harmonica in Kroger the other day. I was punching in my customer number at the auto-checkout when the music started.
Last week I wrote about the 1800s interior decor of Waverley.
There is a common assumption that we often hear about Mississippi government. It is that the government is too small and we have reduced taxes too much.
Media folk are rankled because the President of the United States identifies us as "enemies of the American people."
When the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors decided to break away from the Columbus-Lowndes Recreation Authority a year ago, supervisors suggested they would provide $200,000 to the city for parks/recreation in the fiscal years 2018, 2019 and 2020.
Mississippi desperately needs a long range plan to deal with highways and other basic infrastructure.
In the last six months half-a-dozen friends have fallen, including myself. We range in age from 30 to 80. Two of the "fallers" were due to medical conditions, three were carrying groceries, one was due to inattention. The results of those falls varied from a small cut, two compound fractures, facial injuries requiring a cosmetic surgeon and two hospitalizations.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency over an environmental disaster that he insists has nothing to do with him.
Rufus Ward called one day last week about a picture of Bob's Place, the now-mythical drive-in that was the high-school hangout for generations of Columbus teenagers.
The exterior appearance of Waverly, a National Historic Landmark, between West Point and Columbus is well known and pictured in many books on architecture.
"I would like to do something this afternoon and it involves water." I suspected this would arouse Sam's interest.
After 30 minutes with the household bills, Dad comes to the dinner table. Looking somber, he tells Mom, Junior and Sis, "We've got to cut back. We're spending more than we have."
KREIENSEN, GERMANY - My friend Axel and I were standing at Track 2 one day last week waiting for the 7:33 a.m. train to Hannover when he shouted greetings to someone across the way. "He's an Elvis impersonator," Axel said. "He's quite good."
The twist and turns of history are always interesting.
August 2 is my birthday. The big 60 is finally here. Old age awaits.
Beginning Monday, thousands of students throughout Mississippi will return to the classroom for another school year.
The water hose was lying in the flower bed surrounded by a pile of gray sand. I touched it with my fingers. Sam said, "It's coming from the well through the hose." I thought maybe not. "If it's gray," he said, "it's coming from the well."
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