Monthly Archives: June 2011

Driving Miss Sara

“Mama drove a little when we first moved to Jackson but soon decided she should not be driving since she had only driven in a small town and knew nothing about city traffic, so she never drove again. Daddy had … Continue reading

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Babe, Bad Guys and Bootleggers

“This was a period of gangs in the big cities and big time gangsters such as Dillinger, Bonnie and Clyde, Machine Gun Kelly and Al Capone. I remember seeing the pictures in a magazine of the famous Valentine’s Day massacre … Continue reading

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Birthday Wishes

Before this day is gone, daughterofthedelta remembers Howard M. Evans, Sr. on his 117th birthday. Tricia and I walked through his Strong Avenue bungalow today, almost ninety years after he built it, and his pride in the place that he … Continue reading

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It’s a Wonderful Town

“The Depression had hit the country the year we moved to Jackson, and even though I did not understand what a depression was, I knew that lots people were out of work and were having a hard time because we … Continue reading

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Bats in the Belfry

“When we were living in Jackson the State Insane Asylum was on North State Street where University Hospital is today. Bama had a cousin, Willie Brooks (a woman) who had lost her mind and was at the asylum. Mama and … Continue reading

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Remembering Cecil

“Other [boys I liked] were Malcolm Lowe, John Mason and my favorite, Cecil Inman. I was in the fifth grade in Mrs. Newman’s class when Cecil transferred from Barr School to Whitfield, and I think we both liked each other … Continue reading

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More Whitfield Days

“There was a porch across the front of Whitfield School where we played when the weather was bad and when we were waiting for the school bell to ring n the morning. We were always there early because Mama believed … Continue reading

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