I got to Hamilton, Ala., about five hours before the basketball reunion.
Lois Swaney-Shipp was a force of nature. A tiny woman, she had enough determination for about six big men. I’ve done stories with and for her, I guess, for 30-plus years.
“Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall.
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall;
All the king’s horses and all the king’s men
It takes teamwork to put out a community newspaper each week, and last week The South Reporter family lost an important, long-time member of our team.
I first met my neighbors Carolyn and Johnny King before we even moved down here to the wilds of Mississippi. We were clearing space on our new acreage to put a house.