We may not have photos of the first Thanksgiving in 1621, but we do know that Native Americans shared a feast with the early settlers.
Far as I know, there isn’t a formal word for what happens when frozen summer plants melt into a greenish glob. But botanically and practically, it’s nasty.
Steve and I recently attended our granddaughter’s Grandparents’ Day program at Pillow Academy. She had asked us several times if we were coming. We assured her that we would both be there — little does she know, nothing could keep us away.
Colorado resident Vince Rozmiarek is responsible for the Indian Hills Community Center in Indian Hills of Jefferson County. The census records this town’s population as 1,280, but the signs he posts up to three times a week are making this small town internationally famous.
Worrying is something that everyone does. We worry about our kids, our spouses, our health, our finances, what others think about us and pretty much anything else that is important to us. If we care about it, we tend to worry about it.
I’ve always had an affinity for the color brown, which is a good thing because right now some of my normally green garden is various hues of sepia from the heat and drought.
As I was sitting at my desk, I was reminded of a conversation I had recently with a coworker. I remember the feeling of sadness I felt as I listened to the struggles shared of what she and her family had experienced and continue to feel as a result of the recent floods in the Mississippi Del…
Some of the most unusual, ancient creatures on earth are living in your garden, happily weathering the worst weather thrown their way. Some gardeners see them as monsters, which is sorta the truth.
Today, I am reprinting a column from 12 years ago. My reason for this is because after 50 years of cooking, I can finally make homemade “from scratch” biscuits.
September is National Literacy Month. Each year in September, the Leflore County MSU Extension and Altrusa International of Greenwood seek to recruit new Begin with Reader volunteers.
I know the world would be a boring place if we all thought alike. I often wonder what makes a person “tick.” What makes them think and act the way they do?
Looking for ways to foster your child’s reading comprehension, vocabulary and critical thinking skills? Look no farther than your daily newspaper.
Having a background in child development, I find it easy to use every opportunity to promote reading, talking and using objects in the environment to teach literacy to my 4-year-old.
After returning last week from my summer home in England, a walk around the ’hood unearthed a surprising realization — what we call our classic Southern gardens are bedded with mostly beauties from afar. Floral immigrants, so to speak.
As summer draws to a close, the Museum of the Mississippi Delta will offer a one-night pop-up exhibit featuring photographer Michael Ford with images from his book “North Mississippi Homeplace.”
College life should be a wonderful experience. Without the proper knowledge and life skills, however, it can be a rude awakening to many problems.
As parents, we deal with car seats daily as we rush off to get our children to school. Child safety seats and booster seats may seem like a hassle, but it's important to know how to use them properly to protect children.
Many families have been busy preparing for the school year and buying new clothes, shoes, book bags and school supplies. And there’s many more expenses with school starting, such as school lunches, after-school snacks, fees for extracurricular activities — the list goes on and on.
For the past few weeks, I have been going through my food magazines, old recipe files and cookbooks. After discovering many recipes that I haven’t used lately or had forgotten about, I decided to double up this week on my recipe contributions.
I love to watch television. The moment I get up in the morning I turn on all the lights, televisions and open up the windows. I have my favorite things I like to watch but enjoy quite a variety of shows. This brings me to the subject of commercials. The average American watches over 24,000 c…
Several months ago, my children broke it to me that my granddaughter was going to summer camp. I immediately became sick at my stomach. My best friend, Kathy, and I went to summer camp when we were her age. We were miserable — I can’t even tell you how miserable we were. I promised the good …
All of us have heard the familiar phrase “Are we there yet?” from children who are bored from sitting for what they perceive as an endless amount of time in a vehicle or are so excited about their destination that they just can’t wait any longer.
People often send me things that I think would make a good column. If it’s funny to me, I assume it will be funny to others. This week, I received one of those emails.
During the summer, many people enjoy cookouts with family and friends as a way to celebrate special occasions such as the Fourth of July or unwind from a stressful week.
Today I was thinking about how the life of a teacher changes during the summer months. It takes the first couple of weeks out of school to get accustomed to not being rushed. There’re no plans to make, no papers to grade, and you’re not constantly living by the clock.