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Today is October 4, 2022

Mississippi Is...

Mississippi Is ...

A gleaming replica of a wooden 19th century Ship Island lighthouse stands against a blue sky at the Gulfport Small Craft Harbor. The lighthouse is part of the city’s redevelopment of the harbor area, which was devastated by Hurricane Katrina.

... full of churches and small towns with friendly people.
Full of breezy lakes for fishing and boating.
Full of gardens with flowers, fruits and veggies.
Full of all genres of music.
Full of happiness.
— B. Ezell Dye, Hattiesburg

    Mississippi is pine trees, magnolias blooming, live oaks with hanging moss. Wetlands, historic trails, bridges, lakes and scenic streams, beaches. Fishing and hunting.
    It’s friendly people who greet you with smiles, parks where children play, antebellum homes, wildflowers growing abundantly. Bales of hay in pastures, cows grazing peacefully. Last, but not least, churches for everyone.
—Louise Murphy, Ocean Springs

    I did not grow up in Mississippi but I’d like to express my love for this wonderful state. There are beautiful trees, fields, flowers, lakes and churches. We can worship where we want. Neighbors care enough to see that you have a way to church, town, doctor’s office or wherever you need to go, and even do your yard work if you need them to do so.
    I was a young bride in 1947 when I was brought to this state. Now I am a full-fledged Mississippian who loves this state more every day and all the wonderful people.
    My neighbors at first told me, “This is the Garden Spot of the Worlds.” I am a believer!
— Bobbye Cook, Conehatta

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