You Belong Here

Hey!

Twenty-six years ago, we moved to Clinton.  I was 5 months pregnant at the time with our firstborn and we chose to live here because of the excellent school reputation and the close proximity to the capital city of Jackson.  My husband had been in graduate school, in Austin, on leave from his job with the Corps of Engineers in Vicksburg, MS and the time had come to return. We said goodbye to Austin and loaded a small U-Haul trailer of furniture and belongings and moved back to Mississippi.  I don’t think we could fit all of our belongings in that small trailer now!   Looking back over these past years, I think we made a wise choice in choosing our hometown.

Our city, recently, released a tourism video.  I think you’ll see what makes our hometown special.

Blessings,

Mimi

“And you also are among those who are called to belong to Jesus Christ.”  Romans 1:6  NIV Bible

Has the South lost it’s identity?

Hey!  I’m glad you’re here!  This post is part of a 31 Day writing challenge hosted by The Nester.  During the month of October, I’m writing on Southern A Way of Life.  I will be back to my ‘regular’ posts in November.  Consider pushing that follow button to the right for all my latest posts.  Thanks y’all!

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As I wrote the posts for this series, I began to ponder:  Have we, the South, lost our identity?   I don’t know if I can fully answer that question.  I know that the South that I experienced as a child is not the South of today.   That being said, I do live in a more urban environment than I did as a child, so perhaps, my impression is slightly altered.

Like everywhere, progress improves some things in a way you wish it didn’t and sometimes, you don’t realize it until, what was there is gone.  Global homogenization.  That’s what the experts call it.  The pundits who watch and assess our culture.

The South has prided itself on being set apart and having it’s own identity.  I’m hoping that we will retain those things that make us unique and not lose the essence of who we are.  I’m, also, hoping that we will continue to let go of those things that have tarnished and damaged us as a culture and move forward stronger than ever.

To celebrate Halloween, I have a blooper video for you today.

We have covered a lot of ground in the last 31 Days.  If you would like to catch up on all the posts in this series from the very beginning, click here.

Thank you, dear reader, for dropping in and spending your precious time with me.  I really appreciate it.  You make my day : )

What’s your take on global homogenization?

Blessings,

Mimi

“Watch out for false prophets.  They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.”  Matthew 7:15  NIV Bible

Potluck

Hey!  I’m glad you’re here!  This post is part of a 31 Day writing challenge hosted by The Nester.  During the month of October, I’m writing on Southern A Way of Life.  I will be back to my ‘regular’ posts in November.  Consider pushing that follow button to the right for all my latest posts.  Thanks y’all!

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Only one more day and the challenge is over.  I’ve had such a good time sharing my South with you and making videos with my daughter and on occasion, daughter-in-law.  I hope you’ve had fun, too.

Throughout the series, I’d write a post and then realize, I’d forgot to mention something.   The video, today, is a potluck of things I forgot to mention and as diverse as a wonderful church supper on the grounds.  And truth be told, I probably still forgot tons of things.  I guess, you’ll just have to come South and check it out for yourself. : )

To view all of the posts in this series, click here

Blessings,

Mimi

“The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.”  2 Thessalonians 3:18 NIV Bible