In the back row from left to right is our mom Nelda and our granny Dee and in the front row are the sisters, Krista, Emily and Jennifer.

Welcome to Granny’s Front Porch!

This website is a collection of essays, guides, recipes, and information from three sisters connected spiritually, emotionally, and biologically. Seeds were planted years ago on their Granny’s front porch as issues of life, death, disappointment, triumph, and the day-to-day were discussed over a cup of coffee and the creaking of the front porch swing. From their front porch roots, they’ve each blossomed in different ways and flourished in their own areas. With deep appreciation, the sisters, Krista, Jennifer, and Emily, would like to dedicate this endeavor to their beloved maternal ancestors.

Let’s Meet the Sisters!

Krista Tew shares:

Krista Tew

Krista Tew

I live on six acres by a lake in the rural suburbs of Jackson, Mississippi with my husband, three daughters, 4 dogs, 2 cats, and 2 ducks. My first 18 years of marriage, I was a housewife and stay-at-home mom. Recently I began working part-time as a preschool teacher and I absolutely love it! I’m finally using my Elementary Education degree from Belhaven University. Most of my time is devoted to domestic duties, managing a household and caring for my husband, children and pets.  I enjoy baking, tinkering with junk, upcycling and reusing everyday items, doing research and spending time with my kids (and their friends), husband and dear sisters.   My passion and obsession is gardening.  I have an interest in the environment, nature and anything outdoors.  I look forward to sharing ideas and learning new things with the launch of this website.  

Jennifer Dee Adams shares:

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Jennifer Dee Adams

I am a mother of one who works as a Special Education Teacher in Ferriday, Louisiana. I have moved around frequently, living for several years in Colorado, but mostly living within Louisiana and Mississippi. In 2014, I returned to my birthplace in Catahoula Parish, Louisiana, (Jonesville) which I consider to be my spiritual, heart and soul home. I am a contributor for Granny’s Front Porch.  

I graduated from Louisiana State University with a Major in Sociology and a Minor in English Language and Literature. I am currently working on a Masters degree in Special Education. I have written poems, short stories, essays, and research all my life, but I have never pursued publishing them until this endeavor with Granny’s Front Porch. I consider myself a student of consciousness, spirituality, Indigenous world views, land/nature energies, and healing arts.

Emily Hester shares:



I am a wife, homemaker and homeschooling mom of one son. I love to travel and have lived many places, but I cherish every moment I get to stay put. I have lived in Mississippi on and off over the past twenty years and have claimed it as home. I have an Interior Design degree from Louisiana State University, which I only practice within the confines of my dwelling. I am a freelance writer and “wanna be” cartoonist. I have published articles in WHOA Women’s Magazine and Parents & Kids Magazine. I have authored and illustrated a privately published short story, A Tree of Life and several personalized greeting cards. I have pondered  the meaning of life on my two blogs Be Magnolia Green and Gentled By the Word. I have a passion for writing, creating, pondering, and learning that seems to intensify as I age, and I’m thankful to be able to do the things I love everyday!




  2 comments for “About

  1. Fred Wayne Huffman
    June 21, 2013 at 7:17 am

    Thanks so much for posting this. I was born at Walters, LA near my grandpa Dave’s old home place off Hwy 28. But spent my early years in Manifest just across the road from Huffman Cemetery. We moved to a place on Ackland Lane south of Jonesville in 1946. Over the years, I’ve been back a few times, but have strong memories of Manifest, especially visiting my Uncle Walter and Aunt Ruby Creel-Huffman.

    I’m curious to know where your Granny’s home place is. It looks vaguely familiar.

    Good luck with your website, it is a pleasure to see family respecting their family and doing their best to pass along traditions and cultural practices to future generations.
    –Fred Huffman

    • June 22, 2013 at 11:23 am

      You are very much welcomed Mr. Huffman! The Wright’s old home place is on Highway 8, 117 Daisy Lane…about a mile past Manifest, going toward Whitehall. It sits lower than the highway on the south side of the road. I didn’t grow up there so I do not know your Aunt and Uncle, but I’m sure my granny did.

      Thank you for your encouragement, it means a lot to us!

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