Battling dorm stairs
Moving out wasn’t quite as difficult as moving in.
Thursday, I made the one-day, down-there-and-back trip to the University of Southern Mississippi to help Emma and her roommate Crystal move out of their dormitory.
Close to Nowhere
Happy birthday to Remy
I usually write my column on Tuesday afternoon, at the last possible moment. I’m writing this one on Tuesday morning, just as my granddaughters have gotten on the school bus and headed off — leaving peace and quiet in the two houses (ours and theirs).
Remy, our youngest granddaughter, snuck in early this morning and into the bed to try and get an extra five minutes sleep. Upon discovery (we go through this every single school morning), she immediately began humming “Happy Birthday.”
The Preacher’s Corner
Little incidents create lasting memories
Shirley Forester Ross often writes to share stories inspired by my columns. I am delighted to hear from readers, especially when interesting memories are stirred by these musings. In a recent letter, commenting on the child I wrote about who was accidentally locked in our church after she had tagged along to listen to her aunt practice the organ, Shirley wrote of an incident when her father, George Forester, worked at the Coca-Cola plant on South Center Street.
Letters To The Editor
I am writing to you because I would like to thank everyone on behalf of my daughter, Rhonda Nance, and her family who were injured during the May 2 tornado. Your prayers and generosity are greatly appreciated.
Please take time to remember our local “heroes” who are serving in war zones around the world.
Welcome Home David Busby
Welcome Home William Payton Jr.Houston Brimmage, National Guard, Iraq
Shanika Buffington, National Guard, Iraq
John Davis, Army, Iraq
John Westley Day, National Guard, Iraq
Battle Ewing, Marines, 2nd tour, Afghanistan
Charles Fairbairn, Army, Iraq; now in Afghanistan
George Frank Frayser, Army, 4th tour, Iraq
Shane Fortner, National Guard, Iraq
Wayne Gowland, Army, Iraq
Jarod Grimes, Army, Iraq
Mark Holland, National Guard, Iraq
Tyler Holmes, Army, Iraq
Lee (Brandon) Hutchens, Marines, Iraq
Sammie Ivy, National Guard, Iraq
Jason Janicki, Army, Iraq
Barry Lester, National Guard, Iraq
LaVandes Lester, Marines, Iraq
Tanya Martin, Air Force, Iraq
Matthew McArthur, Marines, Iraq
Jessie Mills, National Guard, Iraq
Chad Minor, Air Force
Deidra Olive, National Guard, Iraq
Chadwick (Chad) Phillips, Army, 2nd tour, Iraq
Robert Weston Pittman, Army, Iraq
Scott Poff, National Guard, 2nd tour, Iraq
Deron Randolph, Marines, Iraq
Darryl Wayne Ricks, National Guard, Iraq
Cody Sanderson, Air Force, Iraq
John Snow, Army, toured two times in Iraq; now serving his second tour in Afghanistan
Mitch Swann, Army, Iraq
Stewart Skelton, National Guard, 2nd tour, Iraq
Landon Tucker, National Guard, 2nd tour, Iraq
Chauncy Turnage, Army, 2nd tour, Iraq
Clebin Walker, Army, Iraq
Supporting Our Troops
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