Electric luxury from Room to Room Furniture


He didn’t want his picture taken but we LOVE the totally electric luxury of our new recliners from Room to Room furniture in Tupelo! Love it!

Since the horrendous crash of July 16, I have been sleeping in an old recliner. Now that it is going to be three to six more months of sleeping in the recliner, my parents bought us each a new one!

I went in to Room to Room and told the sales person that I was having shoulder surgery and will be living in a recliner for the next three to six months. He showed us the section of recliners, but went directly to this one and said if he were going to live in one for a while, this is the one he would get. And it was on half price sale! Can’t beat that!

Pep said he wanted to live in one too, so they bought one for him! (And  then bought two for their house!) We are #incrediblyblessed and sleeping pretty during a rough time! Room to Room has been awesome!

#MissMS2017 Holly Harrington


Also be on the lookout for Miss Dixie 2017 Holly Harrington at Saturday’s Miss Mississippi Scholarship Pageant.

Harrington is the great-granddaughter of legendary Coach Sam Henderson who worked at Cumberland High School for many years. She is the granddaughter of Webster County natives, Lou Henderson Harrington and Scott Harrington, both Cumberland High School graduates and Mantee residents.

Lou Harrington was a teacher for several years at Cumberland High School and Scott Harrington was a long time District 5 Supervisor.

Holly’s dad, Shane, was a Cumberland High School athletic standout who went on to play baseball for Delta State University.

I did not know of Holly’s Webster County connections until she was already in Vicksburg for the 2017 Miss Mississippi Pageant. Once they are there, the contestants are not allowed to have their phones. But I have included all of Holly’s profile information from the Miss Mississippi website to help us get to know her a little better.

Holly Harrington

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#MarchisColorectalCancerAwarenessMonth


Me and Pepper at one of the last chemo treatments in Round 3.

Even now, to say or write down the words “colorectal cancer” seems unreal. On one hand, there is an incredible disconnect between me and those words. On the other hand, those words have completely changed my life.

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. I was diagnosed with Colorectal Cancer in August 2015, but I had been sick long before that day. Continue reading

All Aboard the Holiday Express!


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Kansas City Southern Railway’s Holiday Express will stop at the Sam Wilhite Transportation Museum in West Point Tuesday, Dec. 2 (TODAY) for free tours and visits with Santa and his elves starting at 4 p.m. Photo by: Courtesy photo Read more: http://www.cdispatch.com/lifestyles/article.asp?aid=38391#ixzz3KkmXaSDp

I saw this article in the Sunday edition of The Columbus Dispatch and just had to find the photos from our tour of The Holiday Express in December 2007 in Tupelo. Photos from our adventure were published in the January 2008 edition of North Mississippi Christian Family, but I only saved the photos in black and white… I hate that I can’t find the color originals because it is spectacular… stop by and see for yourself tonight in West Point!

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Look how little my nieces, Georgia and Maggie, were in 2007…time flies…

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FBC Eupora Sanctuary Restoration wins preservation award


It was a hot dusty summer, but the hard work paid off in a beautiful, historic sanctuary restoration.

And now, the First Baptist Church Restoration has been chosen by a jury of preservationists from across the state to receive a 2014 Heritage Award for Restoration, by the Mississippi Heritage Trust. Belinda Stewart Architects, PA, submitted the project and their hard work and accomplishment will be honored at the heritage Awards Luncheon set for 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 10 at the J.J. Rogers Building in downtown Tupelo.

The awards luncheon will be held in conjunction with  the 2014  Listen Up! Historic Preservation Conference. Tickets for the luncheon can be purchased for $25 online at http://www.listenUPms.com.