Thursday, June 2, 2011
Joy of parenthood
I heard many references to “time flies” in May.
Early in the month, I was at college, helping Emma move out of her dormitory for the summer.
Close to Nowhere
Decrepit or stupid?
How do you describe yourself? Sometimes, in my own opinion, I think I’m OK. Then, there come those days when I think I never use my brain at all.
I realize, sometimes, that since I’ve aged, I’m not quite as “spry” as I used to be. I just don’t realize it enough!
Flood insurance reforms are necessary
Nearly 5.6 million National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policies were in effect nationwide last year, but the program will expire on September 30, 2011, unless an agreement can be reached to extend it. Homeowners on the Gulf Coast depend on the NFIP to make them whole if flooding from a hurricane destroys their property. Last week, I introduced the Consumer Option for an Alternative System to Allocate Losses (COASTAL) Act, S. 1091, which would make needed reforms and reauthorize the NFIP for five years.
Letter To The Editor
I hope you can run this note. I was a volunteer at the Sacred Heart Mission in Walls. The reason this is a thank you is one of my jobs was helping in Holly Springs. I went with Elvina to visit home-bound people and I can honestly say the people of Holly Springs are the nicest I have ever met.
The high point for me was my last day. I was blessed to be taken to Annie’s at 198 Memphis St. As I am a Florida transplant from New York but as I have been in Florida for 40 years, I have come to love Southern food. Well, in my 63 years I can honestly say that the fried chicken, catfish and the ribs are outstanding.
To all Mississippi, you will be in my daily prayers. May God bless you all and go to Annie’s for the best meal ever. Oh, the desserts are to die for.
Please take time to remember our local “heroes” who are serving in war zones around the world.
Immanuel Betts, Marines, 2nd tour, Afghanistan
Chad Bowman, Afghanistan
Houston Brimmage, National Guard, Iraq
Frederick D. Brown, Army, Afghanistan
Shanika Buffington, National Guard, Iraq
Wesley Crutcher II, Afghanistan
John Davis, Army, Iraq
John Westley Day, National Guard, Iraq
LaCourtney Ellis, Army, Afghanistan
Charles Fairbairn, Army, Iraq; now in Afghanistan
Wayne Gowland, Army, Iraq
Jarod Grimes, Army, Iraq
Jorty “Bubba” Holmes, Army, Iraq
Lee (Brandon) Hutchens, Marines, Iraq
Sammie Ivy, National Guard, Iraq
Jason Janicki, Army, Iraq
Robert Jordan Jr., Army, Iraq
Scott King, Navy, Afghanistan
LaVandes Lester, Marines, Iraq
James Light, Army, Afghanistan
Tanya Martin, Air Force, Iraq
Antione McNeil, Army, Iraq
Chad Minor, Air Force
Will Olita, Navy, Arabian Sea (Afghanistan)
Chadwick (Chad) Phillips, Army, 2nd tour, Iraq
Scott Poff, National Guard, 2nd tour, Iraq
Deron Randolph, Marines, Iraq
Darryl Wayne Ricks, National Guard, Iraq
Candace L. White, Army, Afghanistan
Justin Sanders, Army, Iraq
Cody Sanderson, Air Force, Iraq
Mitch Swann, Army, Iraq
Landon Tucker, National Guard, 2nd tour, Iraq
Chauncy Turnage, Army, 2nd tour, Iraq
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