There is so much going on in May, we can not possibly get to everything we should. But Thursday evening, I did get to the Southern Cultural Heritage Center in Vicksburg to take Nancy Mitchell’s art class. Nancy led us through painting, Vincent Van Gogh’s famous Sunflowers.
|Another friend Jim Biedenbach|
Photo Nancy Mitchell
And I did attend Commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Raymond Saturday. The day’s events began in Raymond at St. Marks Episcopal Church. The guest speaker was Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice William L. Waller Jr. Judge Waller spoke to an attentive, over flowing crowd.
The program was followed by the Boys Scouts burning American flags on the lawn at St, Marks….I had forgotten there was a formal procedure to retire of wore and tattered flags, in a respectful, dignified and honorable manner. The ceremony was impressive, and heart warming.
After the flag ceremony, the attending crowd was treated to lunch in the garden of St. Mark’s….The food was scrumptious and beautifully presented. Of course that is the Southern way.
The group then moved to the Raymond Military Park for the cannon dedication, and to recognize cannon sponsors. The Cannons on the Battlefield were sponsored by individuals, and organizations from Mississippi, and all over these United States of America. Many sponsors traveled to Raymond just to attend Saturday’s events.
After the Historical Marker Dedication at Dillon’s Stand on Old Port Gibson Road, Brenda and Charles Davis treated the out of town guests to an afternoon of rest and relaxation at their home, The Dupree House. The guests enjoyed a tour of the house, and an afternoon of visiting on the porches of the Davis home. What a fitting way to end a day, of course it is the southern way. I was thrilled to be included!
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As I am writing this Monday, May 13, 2013…I have a fire going! It is in the 40s!! This is not the weather we are familiar with for May. We here in Mississippi by mid May ordinarily have begun to whine about the escalating heat and humidity.