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!


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!

georgia and maggie

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.