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Today is June 25, 2019

Mississippi Is...

Mississippi is ...

What a cold winter we’re having, with several inches of snow in early December and then rounds of frigid cold fronts bringing more snow and ice in recent weeks. In this photo, snowfall transforms a tree-lined roadway in the Ridgeland area. Photo: Scott Cooper

waking up with a hot cup of coffee. Planting a spring garden. Sitting on the porch, watching the red birds at the bird feeder. Making quilts for the winter. Making cakes and pies for the church anniversary. Traveling to see God’s beautiful creations. Helping the less fortunate instead of yourself.
– Joycelyn Thornton, West

What I love most about Mississippi:

Columbus, where our wonderful pilots are trained; churches; Tenn-Tom Waterway; and southern-style cooking.

Relaxed atmosphere; smiles and greetings; southern speaking, soft and slow.

Magnolia trees; sunflowers; knowing who our neighbor is.

Delta cotton country; catfish ponds.

A wonderful place to live.
– Lois Banks, Columbus

M...Mississippi, my home state, for all of my days,

I...inviting you to come and share in our ways.

S...southern is the style of life you’ll find most of all,

S...seasons of winter, spring, summer and fall.

I...interesting the sights you will see,

S...sunrises and sunsets that are beautiful to me.

S...songs fill the air of so many birds,

I...intriguing you to listen and not say a word.

P...peace and comfort you surely will find,

P...pleasant thoughts to keep in your mind.

I...isn’t life in Mississippi a most wonderful kind?
– Rhonda Clark Cooley, Heidelberg


What’s Mississippi to you?
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