Category Archives: Young County

Family Heirlooms: The jewelry of the women

Today’s post is for Katie over at A Virginia Writer’s Diary. Even though there are many years that separate us, I find I often sense a commonality in things we like: writing, wine, Martin guitars, and now, our family costume … Continue reading

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The 37th Day…1,095 days later

It has been a bit over 3 years since Dad crossed over to the ancestors, and almost 2 years since Mother joined. I was looking back at previous January posts, seeing what was going on then, and the 37th Day … Continue reading

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Poor Woman’s Garden Gazing Ball

While I was writing my dissertation proposal, Mother accompanied me to Ruidoso, New Mexico for a working road trip. I wrote in the mornings while she slept in, then we’d have lunch in town and shop a little before I … Continue reading

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Ode to a change in plans: My motto these days…well, ok, always

People who know me are accustomed to my decisions part-way through a project to shift directions. I label it “flexible.” The original plan for this corner, after I cleared it of weeds, broken tile, a few odd marbles (?) and … Continue reading

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Back to the past when it was still the present

I have been working (finally!) on cleaning and and clearing out this week.  I decided if I did not just start somewhere, it would still be like this at the end of summer.  We have a lot of things to … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Dad

Dad was a Juneteenth baby, born 1925.  While home the summer after he died and mother had gone into assisted living, it fell to me and Sis to clean out the house.  It was, as things like that often are, … Continue reading

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Tonk Valley Cemetery

While I was in Texas May-July, my cousins on mother’s side of the family came up for a week.  We went out to the family cemeteries for Sis and me to show them the family gravesites.  I have found cemeteries … Continue reading

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Texas in Retrospect

I am finally back in Mississippi, after 7 weeks in Texas with little phone signal, less Internet, and yet a whole lotta experiences tucked under my belt, even if not in Lottabusha County.  I left Mississippi on May 15, with … Continue reading

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Off the grid in Texas

I have been in rural Texas, just Rio and me and the storms and wind and no Internet.  I will be happy to return to Mississippi Friday and I will see you all soon with a plethora of posts of … Continue reading

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Early Church in Young County: First Baptist

  Imagine it with red brick and a bell tower!  I am wondering if the absence of a sign now means the Church of Christ has vacated the building.  It remains very neat and well-cared-for, so if it is empty, … Continue reading

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