God’s gift of summer


Being an ardent heat hater, there is one saving grace for living 69 sultry Julys in Mississippi.  The magnificent mater!

Many thanks to my friends Ronnie Tiffin, Beverly Wilson and David Chambless for providing the bounty pictured above.  Pure heaven. Continue reading

My cat has a drinking problem

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I had written a poignant and insightful Fourth of July message last night, but something much more compelling has occurred so I will squeeze this one in first.

I awoke this a m to find PeeDiddie, the cat,completely potted.  She had passed out on the center island of my kitchen where I suspect she cavorts when I’m not around to monitor her activity. Continue reading

Getting out of Starkville? No easy way…

get outIf you’ve been looking for an intriguing and challenging idea for date night or birthday etc., have we got a deal for you!

“Get out of Starkville” opened this spring and it is a cross between voluntary incarceration and hunting for brain-challenging clues to get out!  If you can find your way out in 60 minutes you win.  If not, you lose.  My team was working on the last clue when time ran out. If we hadn’t had two engineers on our team, Marie, Phyllis and I would still be in there. Continue reading

Funning for a good cause


Perhaps the “funnest” (sorry Miss Elizabeth) time this year was today in Mississippi when a bunch of women got together for a painting party to benefit the Kitty Bryan Dill Cancer Endowment Center.  We painted some pottery, a few canvases, our clothes and at least one of us came home with paint on her face.

From left see artists Mary Jo Hill, Norma Atkins, Marie Portera, that Jones girl, Judy Staggers and Stacy Weems. Continue reading