History: a photo essay plus a few thoughts

Back in the summer, #3 son, his three older children (seventeen, fifteen, and eleven), and I "toured" my home town. His youngest, only six, stayed home; she'll have to get the genealogy tour later, when she's ready. Son wanted the grandchildren to learn about where I—and by extension, they—came from. I worried that in Pontotoc, … Continue reading History: a photo essay plus a few thoughts

Beating the Bah Humbugs

It's December 21, eighty degrees in Jackson, Mississippi. I'm finally getting into the Christmas spirit, even though the weather forecast is scary, almost nothing is wrapped, and I came very close to dropping the lovely chocolate pound cake I made this morning. It's a bit lopsided but okay and will go into the freezer to … Continue reading Beating the Bah Humbugs

Weekly Photo Challenge: The Sign Says

The WordPress Photo Challenge this week asks that we post a picture of a sign and explain why we chose it. I had a different photograph in mind when I went searching through my files, but I'll save that one for another time. Pogo wisdom This picture, taken near the Okefenokee Swamp a couple of years ago, … Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: The Sign Says