Photos: Resilient

 

Kevin and Michelle Cox erected this display at the corner of Main and Lawrence Streets in Caledonia.

Kevin and Michelle Cox erected this display at the corner of Main and Lawrence Streets in Caledonia. "It was just something that was laid on our hearts," Michelle said. Drape colors and messages changed throughout Holy Week. Easter Sunday's drapes are white; the message reads "He is risen." Photo by: Courtesy photo

 

Jim Wamble, left, and grandson J Wamble, 10, replace a worn American flag in Jim's Point Harbor neighborhood in Clay County March 31. They disposed of the old flag properly, as Wamble learned to do as an Eagle Scout in his youth. J's parents are James and Paige Wamble of New Hope.

Jim Wamble, left, and grandson J Wamble, 10, replace a worn American flag in Jim's Point Harbor neighborhood in Clay County March 31. They disposed of the old flag properly, as Wamble learned to do as an Eagle Scout in his youth. J's parents are James and Paige Wamble of New Hope.
Photo by: Courtesy photo

 

Golden Triangle Early College High School instructor Brandy Burnett, left, and Principal Jill Savely show support outside freshman Ethan Stone's house in Starkville April 1.

Golden Triangle Early College High School instructor Brandy Burnett, left, and Principal Jill Savely show support outside freshman Ethan Stone's house in Starkville April 1. "These amazing ladies have been driving across four counties, showing up at students' homes just to let them know they are missed," said Ethan's mother, Jodi Stone. Teachers made as many stops as possible before shelter-in-place guidelines were issued.
Photo by: Courtesy photo

 

Rachel George attaches palm fronds at the entrance of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Columbus April 3, in advance of Palm Sunday. In-person services may be on hold, but worship is not.

Rachel George attaches palm fronds at the entrance of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Columbus April 3, in advance of Palm Sunday. In-person services may be on hold, but worship is not.
Photo by: Jan Swoope/Dispatch Staff

 

Cash Castro, 9, and his sister Lola Castro, 11, are greeted by the Easter Bunny as the seasonal visitor (Midge Maloney) strolled past their Southside house in Columbus Wednesday. The siblings' parents are Japa and Alicia Castro.

Cash Castro, 9, and his sister Lola Castro, 11, are greeted by the Easter Bunny as the seasonal visitor (Midge Maloney) strolled past their Southside house in Columbus Wednesday. The siblings' parents are Japa and Alicia Castro.
Photo by: Jan Swoope/Dispatch Staff

 

Mott Duncan Ellis and her grandchildren Lindsey Ruth Clark, left, and John Ross Dale, both 10, create encouraging messages in chalk at the end of Ellis' drive in Lowndes County.

Mott Duncan Ellis and her grandchildren Lindsey Ruth Clark, left, and John Ross Dale, both 10, create encouraging messages in chalk at the end of Ellis' drive in Lowndes County. "We are trying to reach out to others," Ellis said. The children's parents are John and Mandy Dale.
Photo by: Courtesy photo

 

Monti King of Flowers by the Bunch sets out palm fronds in front of her Starkville florist shop April 3. King offered free fronds to the public, to hang on doors for Palm Sunday, which was April 5.

Monti King of Flowers by the Bunch sets out palm fronds in front of her Starkville florist shop April 3. King offered free fronds to the public, to hang on doors for Palm Sunday, which was April 5.
Photo by: Courtesy photo

 

Signage outside Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle in Columbus says it all about the role doctors, nurses and other hospital staff in the Golden Triangle play, especially during the current pandemic.

Signage outside Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle in Columbus says it all about the role doctors, nurses and other hospital staff in the Golden Triangle play, especially during the current pandemic.
Photo by: Courtesy photo

 

 

Jan Swoope

 

 

During a month like no other, we have absorbed shocks and found ways to cope. We want "social distancing" to be over, and it will be. But in the meantime, we still find ways to reach out and connect.

 

 

Jan Swoope is the Lifestyles Editor for The Commercial Dispatch.

 

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