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Today is May 29, 2017

Mississippi Is...

Mississippi is ...

East Mississippi Electric member Libba Dudley, of Scooba, photographed a brilliant early-spring sunrise making silhouettes of bare trees lining a rural Kemper County road. Our next “Picture This” reader photo theme will be Mississippi Morning.

Where else in the world can you leave home at daybreak
   and play all day and come back home at dark-30?

Where else in the world can you play 75 innings in a  
   baseball game and still have energy to play
   hide-and-seek?

Where else in the world would your playmates be your
   first cousins, your second cousins, your third cousins?

Where else in the world could you make earrings
   out of fireflies?

Where else in the world has the best water that comes
   not from a bottle but the water hose?

Where else in the world did you learn not to be the first
   one to drink from the water hose?

Where else in the world could you not wait until
   vacation Bible school cookies and Kool-Aid?

Where else in the world would you have grandparents  
   named Big Momma and Big Daddy?

Where else in the world would you learn the way of life
   God, family and work?

Where else in the world would you have such precious
   memories?

They say Mississippi is like nowhere else in the world
   and I agree.

Thank you, Lord, for allowing me to live
   nowhere else in this world.

— Beverly Corder, Algoma

 

I am 87 years old. I was born on Jan. 11, 1930, in Grapeland, Miss., between Benoit and Greenville. There is a spot where the one store was. But this is home. I love it.

— Dixie Shaffer, Boyle

 

What’s Mississippi to you?

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