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December 13, 2013
. . . sitting on a front porch swing sipping iced tea,
Just my grandma and me
Watching a woodpecker in a cedar tree.
Grandpa and me sitting in a boat,
Fishing, watching the cork float,
Hearing stories about the Old Folk.
All dressed up, going to town,
Sunday best, church bound.
After services, dinner on the ground.
— Lynda O’Quinn, Church Hill
Roots. The five branches of my family tree spread from New Jersey to Oregon, but the tree is a Mississippi magnolia with deep roots. I was born here, and I can visit the silent neighborhoods and point out grandparents going back six generations, and more. I expect to join them some (hopefully distant) day, but until then I’ll proudly breathe Mississippi air!
— Jerry Wolf, Starkville
This is where I come from, where my heart will always stay.
Country roads and winding streams, the smell of fresh cut hay.
Dogwoods and azaleas blooming underneath the pines.
Butterflies and daffodils and honeysuckle vines.
Singing hymns on Sunday, having dinner on the ground.
Swinging on the front porch, with my family all around.
This is where I come from, this is where I made my start.
Mississippi memories are forever in my heart.
— Karen Bryant, Ellisville
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