Thursday, April 6, 2006
What a week...
I woke up one morning last week, and looked out the window and what to my wandering eyes did I see, but the muddy Mississippi River flowing down Chulahoma Avenue!
On further inspection there was a geyser at the corner shooting muddy water into the air. I thought that underground river that we are sitting on had risen to the surface. It actually was a broken pipe, I think.
I went to the track meet at Ole Miss last week as my grandson, who attends Mississippi State, was in it. He was throwing the discus and pole vaulting. The weather was absolutely perfect for a track meet. It was sunny and cool but windy (hard on the javelin which wanted to go with the wind.) It was a really exciting day.
The meet was held in the brand new stadium called “The Stadium that Eli Built” on Manning Drive and is located due south of the football stadium.
Action was going on all over that field. The racers on the big track were runners circling the field and on the inside the oval was filled with discus throwers and pole-vaulters, etc. All of this is going on at once like a three ring circus. From our high seats we could see everything that was happening.
What a thrill I got in the mail the other day. The return address on the envelope was “The White House.” It was a birthday card from President Bush and our first lady, Laura, wishing me a Happy Birthday. I was so thrilled over it! That’s the first time I ever received anything directly from the President.
Once I received a note from the Vice-President, Fritz Mondale, telling me he enjoyed being my guest at our ski resort in Virginia. You know the President didn’t get to come to my party – although I invited him. He had to go to India instead!
I miss the Mississippi flag that has always flown under the National Flag over the Post Office. It’s supposed to be up there if we love Mississippi, but it isn’t.
For the vast number of people in Holly Springs — wake up -– quit sleeping. Support your city. It’s to your advantage! Support the merchants who pay taxes here. If you order from a catalog your money goes to pay taxes in New York, California, Tennessee, New Hampshire or somewhere besides here.
In its past history the people here have been the best of people anywhere and they built and left this place for us to take care of. They loved this place too. This place is really special but it all evolves around our great history.
Let’s teach our children character, one way by being an example. A place is only as good as its people.
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