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On my usual Saturday drive to Walmart on U.S. 49, I often find myself driving past the abandoned Pat Harrison Waterway District building.
You've seen it a million times. The building was located near Mamie Street and the highway, at the main entrance to Forrest General Hospital.
I’ll admit, I haven’t always been known for my unique sense of style. But I’ve had my moments. Most of the time, I followed the fashion herd with whatever trend was most popular at the time – especially as an impressionable teenager.
James Ray Carpenter, a self-professed “redneck from Runnelstown,” did not play a round of golf until he was 33 years old. And yet he rose to become president of the PGA of America in 1987 at the age of 60.
Carpenter did so partly because of his dedication to golf but mostly because of the force of his down-home personality.
I confess. I am a trivia junkie. I watch Jeopardy every day and like knowing little facts that others don’t. When I was back in the classroom, some of my students thought of me as a show-off. I think most thought I was really smart, which was the point.
Nestled among loblolly pines and wildflowers in Marion County rests Sylvester Magee, claimed by many to be the world’s oldest man and the last surviving slave of the American Civil War.
Somebody is sprinkling on my parade. Everything seems to be sailing along just fine, when the wind blows in a $200 cable bill. How am I supposed to sit and watch college football or Fox News when my food budget is going to the cable company?