Archive for the ‘Mississippi’ Category


There’s an old cemetery that I’ve walked through on occasion – a couple of times when I was helping to clean up and plant some antique roses among the headstones, a couple of times when I was just walking around. The cemetery dates back to the 1820s, and holds the remains of several Mississippi governors […]

January 24, 2016 · Harry · One Comment
Posted in: Life, Mississippi, Nature, Philosophy

The Wisdom Of The Oak

I’m not one to put stock in things like the Farmer’s Almanac long-range forecasts. I don’t pay attention to which way the wooly bears are crossing the road, or what their stripes look like. In the interest of fairness to the Farmers Almanac, I will admit that they pretty much called this winter: a decline […]

February 8, 2014 · Harry · One Comment
Posted in: Mississippi, Southern Stuff, Weather

A Snapshot Of Mid-60s America

I ran across this old photo of my dad and me dating from 1966 or 1967. We were building the screen porch off the back of our house, one of my favorite places once it was done, and where I learned to love that weird light that came through those green fiberglass panels that were […]

October 23, 2012 · Harry · 6 Comments
Posted in: Life, Mississippi

Cabin, Shed, Tractor, And A Snake

Over the past couple of years, we’ve had a series of break-ins at the cabin, and the small tool shed where we stored the mowers and some tools. The last time, about 2 months ago, they didn’t bother the cabin, but they destroyed the door to the shed, jerking the doorknob assembly completely out of […]

October 7, 2012 · Harry · No Comments
Posted in: Life, Mississippi

What I Learned This Weekend

A couple of years ago I posted about learning to drive a tractor. While I’ve continued to have my sessions with the tractor every 4-6 weeks during the spring and summer, my tractor-driving skills haven’t really improved much. OK, maybe a little, but I still don’t like slopes – and what I call a slope, […]

September 30, 2012 · Harry · No Comments
Posted in: Life, Mississippi