Emily Hester

Sharron Kay – Happy Birthday!

On this day the 2nd of March, our Dad’s oldest sister, Sharron Kay was born to Floyd Brazier Adams and Ida Mae Burris. Fun Tidbits: Our Aunt Sharron, resides in sunny Florida. She is the oldest of our paternal grandparent’s 7 children. Sharron has two children Teresa and Chris. Happy Birthday Aunt Sharron!

Mississippi’s Arbor Day 2016

Since 1926, every second Friday in February, Mississippi has officially observed Arbor Day. This year, 2016, it falls on February 12th; therefore, in honor of this day, let’s plant a tree or shrub to enjoy for years to come. Many Arbor Day events are happening throughout the state. For a list of locations and times…

Welcome To The Neighborhood Pie

Do you have a new neighbor in your hood? If so, you may want to welcome them with a homemade pie and our Granny has just the recipe: Welcome to the Neighborhood Pie by Dee LaPrarie 2 prepared graham cracker crusts 1 can Eagle Brand Milk 1/2 cup lemon juice 1 (number 2) can crushed…

Broccoli Cornbread

Looking for something different to serve with chili or soup? Why not try our Granny‘s Broccoli Cornbread. Here’s the recipe: “Broccoli Cornbread” by Dee LaPrarie 2 sticks of oleo, melted 2 packages Jiffy cornbread mix 8 oz. cottage cheese 4 eggs 1 medium onion, chopped 10 oz package frozen broccoli, thawed and chopped Mix all…

“Baby Sue” by Ruth McMillin

Here is another poetic treasure I’m sharing by our Granny’s oldest sister, Ruth. Check out her other poems here: “Breaking Day” and “Family Reunion”. “Baby Sue*” by Ruth McMillin Baby Sue at the age of one A life of her own had begun. Baby Sue at the age of two Had long blonde curls and eyes of blue.…

Children of Bill and Dee LaPrarie

Our maternal grandparents, Bill Laprarie and Dee Wright were married and had 3 children including our mom: (Click on each name for more information.) 1- John Louis LaPrarie 2- James Alvis LaPrarie 3-  Nelda Grace LaPrarie Adams.

Ruth W. McMillin – On This Date in 2004

On this date the 30th of January in 2004, our maternal great-aunt Ruth (our Granny Dee’s sister) passed away at the age of 101. Ruth Wright McMillin  was buried next to her husband Luther J. McMillin in Oak Grove Cemetery, Catahoula Parish, Louisiana, USA.* Luther and Ruth had 5 children:** 1- Dorothea Drum of Long Beach, California 2-…