Celebrating in St. Louis
The family had not been to St. Louis in nine years.
So when looking for a not-so-far-away destination to celebrate Emma’s graduation from high school, we chose Missouri again. Our goals included a ball game and a musical, in the three-day span.
Close to Nowhere
As of Tuesday morning, “Pop” is still waiting for word on when he’s going to have another heart bypass operation.
After a Thursday afternoon visit to the cardiologist, we had an appointment Friday at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., for a heart cath and replacement stents.
When the nurse called the room after about 15 minutes and said they’d taken some pictures, Pop was in recovery and the doctor would be in shortly to talk to us, I knew all was not as it should be.
The Preacher’s Corner
Wednesday night ‘prayer’ meeting
If the theologians are right that our deep yearnings are a form of prayer, then everybody prays. The question is the refinement of those prayers. In the olden days, one way this was done was by attendance at the weekly prayer meeting held in all the churches.
New website – DiscoverAmerica.com
Now there is a new way for travelers to make their way around the United States in a much more organized format – www.DiscoverAmerica.com.
DiscoverAmerica.com is billed as the official tourism site for the U.S. and was created by the U.S. Travel Association, formerly known as the Travel Industry Association, which is based in Washington in conjunction with the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Letter To The Editor
In response to the letter on “low point in election,” the racial divide has been in Holly Springs since my childhood and continues.
Today, politics play no boundaries. Tactics will be used in whatever means, now and forever.
The racial barrier is always shown in town events. Watch the parades we have, for example. There is only one represented with mixed races and that’s Christmas.
At the previous play-offs in Jackson, during the championships, every school there had a well-rounded involvement of mixed races. Holly Springs High only had one race there and it was the town of Holly Springs the guys were representing.
It was so amazing to see black and white sitting together holding signs, as though they were best of friends and were in constant contact with each other. But after the election, the separation occurs until you are needed for the next election.
Being in such a small town that is labeled a retirement town, your options are few.
I remember as a little girl walking the town square with so many people of diversity and my mom going from corner to corner to visit with friends.
The town square only fills now on court day. No businesses to account for diversity.
We go on vacation to explore different cultures, meet new people, yet we come home and hardly speak to each other on the streets.
Point being, even though we are living the Mayberry lifestyle, speak to each other and support each other, before and after election day. The race is not over until the stereotyping ends and the community comes together.
Spend time thinking about a Boys and Girls Club to give youth a purpose to get up, and parents less worry, and unfill the courtrooms. Things are getting worse, economy-wise. Come together and think of what can be done to make Holly Springs pleasant.
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