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Fireworks on the Gulf

Continuing my 3 year tradition of taking a boat out on the 4th and watching fireworks over the Mississippi Gulf.

Photography

No Matter How Much I Write I Keep Coming Back to One Thing

Our heart’s a crepe myrtle in the earlysummer heat gleam
Bright pink and purpled bits, folded into themselves and drifting
One two three slow seconds down, ground graved of fire ants languid. 225 more words

History

The Fall of Vicksburg

July 4, 1863 – The Confederate stronghold of Vicksburg, Mississippi surrendered to Federals under Major General Ulysses S. Grant.

Grant’s forces had besieged Vicksburg, one of the last Confederate port cities on the Mississippi River, for over a month. 1,659 more words

Military

Gas Station Chicken Wars Break Out in North Mississippi

Lindsey’s Chevron station on North Lamar in Oxford, MS does sell gasoline. Yet they are far more famous for their chicken salad. You heard me right — chicken salad! 218 more words

Road Food

Southaven Elementary School Principal Arrested for DUI

Last weekend, a DCS elementary school principal was arrested for DUI, according to the following news report and the DeSoto County Justice Court public records. It appears that the Southaven Elementary School Principal, Christy Johnston, was also ticketed in February of this year for leaving the scene, expired tags and motor vehicle liability. 91 more words

Topics Of Interest

Pimento Cheeseburger at The Lamar Lounge - Oxford, MS

This burger, without question, is one of my favorite dishes in North Mississippi. We have lived in Oxford going on 3 years now, but it took us a while to find this gem of a bar/restaurant. 385 more words

Blues

What If?

So the Supreme Court is done for the rest of the summer. We won’t see their wrinkled old faces dressed in black until the first Monday in October. 522 more words

Supreme Court