It’s one of those things that seemed like a great idea at the time. “Why not have a big, special edition of the Gazette to observe the 125th anniversary of the newspaper?” I thought. That was then – a year ago. By 10 o’clock last Friday night as we were struggling to complete the last […]
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The news last week that the adult obesity rate in Mississippi had surpassed 35 percent did not surprise me. Looking at my own robust waistline, I thought the number might be a little higher. Whatever the number, what it really means is that many of us are fat. Or, at least, that is what we […]
When the alarm beside our bed went off at 5:45 Saturday morning, it was a clear sign that summer had come to an end at the Mitchell house. I rolled out of bed, pulled on my jeans and headed out with Molly the beagle for her morning walk. It was still dark. By the time […]
The preacher was talking about how when he was growing up, he never would have believed he would have three raised beds in the backyard where he grows vegetables, herbs and flowers. That’s because his father was a county extension agent and had an acre-sized garden. He had to help out in the garden in […]
Work anniversaries are sort of a big deal to me. Every year when it gets close to the anniversary of my employment, I hint to Jenny that I assume she’s planning a party or inviting some friends to join us at a restaurant for dinner. I even razz her about doing a good job of […]
Even I, an avid football fan, have a little trouble sitting through the National Football League’s preseason exhibition games. After the first few minutes, the games turn into an exhibition of rookies, hoping to make the team, and backup players who often just seem to be going through the motions waiting for time to run […]
Jenny was prepared for the worst when she was wheeled into her room after bladder surgery at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford and was met by a priest. It must be really bad, she thought, if the Rev. Paul Stephens had driven all the way from Tupelo on Friday to be there when she came […]
We had just started looking at the menus at our favorite Oxford restaurant when our son Joe said he couldn’t find the jambalaya, his favorite there. I started looking for it. It was gone, except on a little list of daily specials. It was a Friday special; this was Saturday. Then I noticed that the […]
Molly the beagle is sprawled out on Jenny’s side of the bed, her head nestled against the pillow. But she is not happy. She thinks she is only Jenny’s dog and Jenny is not here. She will be back Friday evening from a week-long trip to visit her parents in the northern Kentucky suburbs of […]
Fifty years ago, my college friend Dan Dana and I were standing, with our suitcases, beside a road on the outskirts of Kansas City. We were trying to hitch a ride, the beginning of a summer trip to California and back. No, we weren’t crazy, or at least we didn’t think so at the time. […]
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