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Today is December 18, 2018

Mississippi Is...

Mississippi is ...

A Mississippi state historical marker commemorates the unusual history of the first of Cleveland’s four railroad depots.

• the scent of pine trees all year long
• crab nets pulled up with blue claws snapping
• boiled shrimp and cold beer on the seawall along
  Beach Boulevard
• sunset over the Gulf of Mexico
• quaint roads that lead to nowhere and everywhere
• coastal communities that share art, music and the
   bounties of the sea
• a place of abundant grace, history and charm.
– Donna Bradbrook, Diamondhead


Mississippi is where my New Yorker son has chosen to study aerospace engineering, and now we shout “Hail State.”

Mississippi is where the beauty of nature and the wrath of Mother Nature remind us we are not in charge.

Mississippi is where I will retire, relax and stop to smell the magnolia blossom. Where I will give back to the community around me in any way I can.

Please don’t change Mississippi ... I’m coming!
– Sally Wiggins, Ocean Springs


Mississippi is US. The place where I found happiness and fell in love. Mississippi is where we are raising a family. Having served in the military and traveled all over the U.S., this hidden gem is what we love best. Dixie is where our heart is. We are proud Americans. Mississippi is US.
– Joseph R. Miller, Saucier


What’s Mississippi to you?
What do you treasure most about life in our state? Send your thoughts to Today in Mississippi, P.O. Box 3300, Ridgeland, MS 39158, or to Please keep your comments brief. Submissions are subject to editing for length and clarity.

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