You know how I love sharing photos of our family.
Here are some recent ones from our Mississippi babes.
They recently spent a week at the Neshoba County Fair,
and many memories were made. Here's Stacey with Austin
and sweet 'laina. School begins this week for them, so I'm sure
this break was much needed. Austin begins first grade this year!Here's our Leslie, with Marley, our grandog.Marley's a sweetheart and totally spoiled.
Hm, I think a trip to Mississippi is in order.


julie said...

hey nancy! what sweet grandbabes! especially that hairy one! ha! enjoy!

Patricia Neely-Dorsey said...

My name is Patricia Neely-Dorsey. I am from Tupelo, MS and the author of Reflections of a Mississippi Magnolia-A Life in Poems.
I have really been enjoying reading your blog.
Perhaps, you would consider featuring my "little book of southern poems " on your blog to introduce it to your readers.
I am working hard to get the word out! (smile)

Patricia Neely Dorsey's Reflections of a Mississippi Magnolia-A Life in Poems is "a true celebration of the south and things southern." The author states , "There are so many negative connotations associated with Mississippi and the south in general. In my book, using childhood memories, personal thoughts and dreams, I attempt to give a positive glimpse into the southern way of life. I try to show that there is much is more to Mississippi and the south than all of the negatives usually portrayed .I invite readers to Meet Mississippi (and the south) Through Poetry ,Prose and The Written Word."

If you want a glimpse of Southern life,
Come close and walk with me;
I'll tell you all the simple things,
That you are sure to see.
You'll see mockingbirds and bumblebees,
Magnolia blossoms and dogwood trees,
Caterpillars on the step,
Wooden porches cleanly swept;
Watermelons on the vine,
Strong majestic Georgia pines;
Rocking chairs and front yard swings,
Junebugs flying on a string;
Turnip greens and hot cornbread,
Coleslaw and barbecue;
Fried okra, fried corn, fried green tomatoes,
Fried pies and pickles too.
There's ice cold tea that's syrupy sweet,
And cool, green grass beneath your feet;
Catfish nipping in the lake,
And fresh young boys on the make.
You'll see all these things
And much, much more,
In a way of life that I adore.
Copyright 2008 Patricia Neely-Dorsey
from Reflections of a Mississippi Magnolia-A Life In Poems


~ from The Letter Writer ~

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