October 16, 2008
It’s been 30 years since I wore that three-piece, pinstriped, navy suit in the Hamilton, Ala., High School homecoming.
I was escorting one of the senior maids.
High school homecomings create memories that last a lifetime. I still have some favorite pictures from homecoming 1978 (Class of 1979). And my children love digging out the photo albums and laughing at their dad, particularly the way he was dressed, the big, wire-rimmed glasses and the long hair.
Close to Nowhere
You’d think Channel 10 (18 in Mississippi) would get history right, wouldn’t you? I was certainly surprised a week or so ago.
The public television channel was doing a special on music of the 1960s and the history of that time period, especially as it related to music.
I was a very young teenager in the ’60s -- more than anything, I wanted to be a hippie. But, my mother, who was extremely “out of style” wouldn’t let me. Go figure.
The young man who was talking on Channel 10 was reminiscing about “the love and peace era.” He seemed to be about in his middle 20s -- he didn’t have a clue, but so what.
The Preacher’s Corner
Steeples can be targets for weather
Last week I talked about an explosion in my childhood church and how little children can be very disturbed when something happens to their church. I certainly was.
Many’s the time after we re-occupied the church building that I would study the plaster patch on the wall between our Sunday school room and the room where the old furnace that blew up used to be.
Letters to the Editor
I would like to take this time to thank each and every person who has helped Charlie and Anna Nichols and their family since their devastating loss in May. As many of you know, the Nichols family lost a beautiful baby girl as well as everything they owned when their house burned to the ground.
The great debate
I wanted to share with all of you a picture of the welcome center set up in Oxford during the presidential debate. Twenty-seven Mississippi cities were represented in the former L&M Restaurant, located on North Lamar next to Bouré Restaurant.
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