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The University of Memphis Celebrating 100 Years Leaves Me Wordless

This year we are celebrating the Centennial for the University of Memphis. When I say “we” I mean my family as well as the entire city. Although I don’t know that I had family there when the doors opened in 1912, my family has gone to this university for generations…. in fact, my grandmom was […]

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#FoodThanks From Some of My Friends

This weekend, I asked some of my friends to join me in #FoodThanks. It seemed like a no brainer since so many of my peeps like food and they are a thankful lot. , so putting the two together should be easy enough. It seems to be different for everyone so I would like a […]

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Travelers Tuesday To Remember

I had to stop and take photos of the license plates at my house tonight to share them with you. Its hard to believe I have people from four different states here visiting for a bit all of them were here though I realized later I didn’t get a photo of all of us together. […]

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New Warnings in Memphis Regarding Flooding and Evacuations

Thursday I thought with the third day of sun, maybe things were returning to normal, however watching the local news at night, I know that’s far from the truth. I’m sitting here stunned. But given the report that the Memphis/Shelby County Emergency Management Agency (MSCEMA) will be issuing new map tomorrow morning, I’m going to wait to […]

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Memphis Weather Has Us Bracing for Historic Flooding of the Mississippi River

Thursday I was returning to Memphis after a long visit in St. Louis. The drive home was one I had been looking forward to. It had been a tough time in my part of the world. Some of the big notes were I drove through a night of storms on my way up, a tornado ripped […]

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Memphis! Take Me to the River, Sun Studio & the Peabody!

DATELINE:  Memphis, Tennessee (644 miles from home) Welcome to Memphis, TN Ms. Rorie’s Class and Jake! Flat Stanley came to visit me in Memphis, where I am going to college to be a teacher.  We went to a bunch of places here in Memphis and I really enjoyed showing Stanley around my new town.  I just […]

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Looking for a Break for Spring Planting in West Tennessee

About a month ago, I was all excited.  Planters were rolling in the Mid-South and I could smell the soil.  We had had several hot days in the Mid-South and I was ready to get to planting cotton. Like cotton farmers in the area, I knew it was still too early.  But I saw strawberries […]

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Cotton Pickin’ Halloween

Nothing like getting out in the field with a kid — whether they are from the city or farm.  You suddenly realize how cool it is to know even the slightest things about farming.  And luckily my nieces & nephews have always been up for a stop along the road and some ag education. Yesterday […]

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