Going to Mississippi
November 19, 2016 11:46am CST
I love spelling that word. I remember being five and so proud I could. Another was Tennessee. I'm flying out Monday afternoon to Memphis, TN and my oldest daughter will pick me and we'll drive to her country place in Pope, MS. I love going there. When you pass through Pope it reminds me of the little rail town in Fried Green Tomatoes. When I was there last, the little old store fronts were being occupied and fixed up. I think there are only about six of them or so. I don't like the cottonmouth snakes and sometimes we'll see them in her yard. My son-in-law grew up there and he'll swim in the rivers and lakes with them all around. And snapping turtles..... They have a nice lake and camping area about give miles away or so. It's called Lake Enid. We go once in awhile to picnic but the weather will be iffy this Thanksgiving. She is buying the turkey and taking it to a man to smoke it today. Usually she is up at 3 am cooking her heart out but I told her this year, let's make it easier. We can bake pies and fix the other foods later in the morning. I'm making a home made pecan and she will an apple and pumpkin. My grandson is making something he said will be a surprise. He is 19 and been practicing. When I return from MS, we'll have an early Christmas here since my son-in-law here has to return to Iraq. They will have the tree, no doubt another 20 + footer, up when I return. I'm getting a potted one for downstairs and then plant it in our forest. I'm still working on a late Christmas down in CA with my son and family. Do you have plans to travel for the holidays or have people coming?
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• Otis Orchards, Washington
19 Nov 16
I can remember spelling Mississippi when I was a kid – M-i-crocked letter-crocked letter-i-crocked letter-crocked letter-i-humpback letter-humpback letter-i. Have a good trip. The only place I'll be going on Thanksgiving is to pick up my 92-year-old mother and my brother and go out to dinner. Anywhere you live there are some bad characters. When I lived in Oregon up near Detroit Lake there were scorpions. I guess their sting wasn't any worse than a bee sting, but still....
• United States
20 Nov 16
That's about 28 miles from me. I never saw the scorpions when I camped there. I don't see them around me but most likely I'll come across them sooner or later. The house I sold in CA had those little brown scorpions and I was stung twice by them. They hurt like a bee sting.
19 Nov 16
Sounds like you are going to an awesome holiday season with so much going on in the next little while. Enjoy every moment. We really don't have any plans but I will probably be going to my son's on Christmas eve and having Christmas dinner at my daughter's house. They both have so many dinners to go to over the holidays with various in laws so I won't be having Christmas dinner at my place this year.