Back to Mississippi, Part 4: Ancestors

On Saturday afternoon of our "Back to Mississippi" trip last weekend, we toured two old cemeteries and discovered our children's great-great and great-great-great grandparents. I'm sure we would find more "greats" if we knew where to look. Kristy's family goes way, way back in the Benton/Midway (near Yazoo City) community. The bottom picture is a … Continue reading Back to Mississippi, Part 4: Ancestors

Back to Mississippi, Part 3: Family

On Saturday of our "Back to Mississippi" trip, we gathered at "Mamaw and Papaw's" house (Kristy's maternal grandparents) in the country (Midway, MS) for a family get-together/fish-fry to celebrate several birthdays all at once. It doubled as a mini-family reunion. Here are some highlights.Mamaw and Papaw's children, and most of their grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Some … Continue reading Back to Mississippi, Part 3: Family

Back to Mississippi, Part 2: Friends

We went back to MS with a day to spare before a planned family reunion/fish-fry so that we could enjoy Friday afternoon with a number of good friends in nearby Greenwood. Tanya and Keith Robertson (and their four children, Chandler, Claire, Jack and Sam), who qualify as friends of the highest rank, were our kind … Continue reading Back to Mississippi, Part 2: Friends