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Today is June 25, 2019

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Canada geese cling to a fallen tree in the 150-acre lake at Roosevelt State Park, located off Interstate 20 at Morton. The park is one of 10 state parks in Mississippi developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps between 1934 and 1942. Southern Pine Electric serves the park’s electrical needs.

Mississippi is good country living, picking and eating plums, blackberries, muscadines, watermelons, pecans, hickory nuts, poke salad [sallet], fresh grown peanuts, peas and corn.

Saying the blessing before a meal. Mama’s syrup teacakes made from Daddy’s sugar cane.

Playing ball, hopscotch, seesaw, jump rope, hide-and-seek. Riding the wagon with cotton from Harmony to Freetrade or Madden. Looking forward to free sardines, viennas, crackers and soda pops.

Walking with my brother, sisters, cousins and friends, enjoying the fresh Mississippi air. Mississippi is the place to be!

– Bobbie Ruth Owens, Carthage

God made our world and it’s a beautiful place, but we think He put a few extra special touches to the place where we live.

It’s a peaceful rural area, much quieter than the city. Pretty landscapes with pretty birds, Canada geese that fly over and nest around our pond, livestock grazing on the hills and deer in the pastures.

We enjoy our swing in our backyard with a breeze blowing, a patio to sit and nap on. How relaxing!

Thank you, Lord, for giving us Mississippi, our home all our lives.

– The Hughes family, Wilkinson County


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