Thursday, February 14, 2013
A tough few hours
I got the call at about 5:10 Sunday afternoon while finishing up some stories at the office.
“Hey Dad, a tornado has touched down in Oak Grove, so we’re in the hallway (of my apartment) with a mattress on top of us. I just wanted to let you and Mom know we’re aware of the situation and we’re taking precautions.”
I typically don’t go into a panic about storms. This was different. It was our daughter Emma, more than four hours away in Hattiesburg, where she attends the University of Southern Mississippi.
Close to Nowhere
I’m sicker than I thought
• My bronchitis has come back with a vengeance and I think I’m sicker than I thought I was to begin with.
Daughter Dana is learning to quilt, so Saturday she and youngest granddaughter Grem hung out with me in my sewing room. Grem said they were “sitting with me” because I felt bad. I thought it was because I have all the quilting stuff -- fabric, gadgets, iron, etc. -- that Mom needed to quilt, but what do I know?
Report from the Mississippi Senate
Busy week in Mississippi Senate
The Senate got down to work in earnest last week with floor action beginning after the first major committee deadline on Tuesday.
In a move to improve education, Senate Bill 2347 was passed. It will require third grade students to read at that grade level before promotion to fourth grade in the 2014-15 school year. Only 47 percent of Mississippi third-grade students read at their proper level.
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