I know that has never happened to any of you dear and faithful readers out there in FiveMinuteVille; but, as the old man in the mountains alwa…

Forgive me, readers, if I digress from the column’s usual theme of local history and share a recent experience. Visiting New England has been …

The origin of Halloween (originally All Hallows Eve) goes back to a Celtic holiday called Samhain (pronounced sow-wan), meaning summer’s end. …

It is Tuesday Mid-Morning; and I am still rejoicing over some great Bible Study time that I have been able to have lately. It is wonderful to …

The hint of fall in the air makes every day a little better. Our mild Mississippi weather is a wonderful reprieve from the sultry hot days of …

It is becoming that time of year when there will be lots of events to honor and remember America’s Veterans. Locally, November will bring Vete…

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Fall coloration of trees in our area is always looked forward to. The presence of a large number of trees having brilliant fall foliage is mor…

I wrung my hands at the thought of the new French recipe that I had not yet made. The clock was ticking, and I knew I had better get started, …

Our Constitution stands as a testament to our history as a nation dedicated to the maintenance of our liberties, freedoms and inalienable righ…

Some say potahtoe, some say potato; some say tomahtoe, some say tomato; and them that’s right say “tater” and “mater.”

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With autumn comes the nostalgia of the apple harvest, a fruit whose history goes back a long way. Legend and art have made the Tree of Knowled…

Dew danced on the tiny webs creepy crawlies had created all along our path this morning. I peered here and there failing to catch a glimpse of…

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, I had a home built. It cost considerably less than the car I am driving today (actually less than h…

I have been reporting on the AMVETS Post 75 Americanism program for the last several years and even with the ongoing disruptions to schools th…

September is noted for having heavy dews that bejewel cobwebs and soak your feet when walking through grass. The reason is that nights are get…

The sun’s rays gently warm my sleepy faced Missy as she snoozes in canine luxury. I am such an animal lover that my dealings with my little da…

The Autumn Equinox is one of two times of the year when the Sun is exactly above the Equator and day and night are equal in length. That’s as …

On August 26, 2021, as the United States did a hasty and mismanaged withdrawal from Afghanistan, a suicide bomber took the lives of thirteen A…

Nothing remains of Cosby’s first restaurant, the Black Bear Inn, but the roots of its story go back a long time, possibly more than a century …

A young lady responded to an invitation one Sunday; and told me: “I ain’t clean inside.”

 

 

 

 

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