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Mississippi Is...

Mississippi Is…

It’s where I’m from.

Born in Laurel, Jones County.

Raised on a dead end dirt road.

Walked most every branch of water,

climbed most every tree around home.

It’s where I am.

Clarke County near Quitman.

Home now.

Beautiful country around here.

Wonderful people around here.

It’s where I’ll be.

My wife and I have been blessed to

visit all 50 states, and Washington D.C.

Also, Canada and Mexico.

Love it all.

But no other place like Mississippi.

Yes, it’s where I’ll be.


by Michael W. Boutwell, a resident of Quitman and a member of EMEPA


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