Friday, November 24, 2017

Highway 61 Revisited

My wife, Francine, and I decided to go out of town to celebrate Christmas. We had family over the weekend prior to Christmas, and...

MR. “NUB” SANDERS

William Hal Sanders was affectionately known as “Nub” by the Ole Miss family. Mr. Sanders was part of that group of Ole Miss football...

Silky Sullivan

Thomas Sullivan, Memphis's most famous Irishman, has never lived in Oxford, and he didn't attend Ole Miss. But "Silky" is well known by many...

GOOD OLD BOY

Willie Morris's writings deal with his personal experiences in the the South. His best known pieces of literature include North Toward Home, Yazoo, Good...

On Cooking Southern: New Year's Fortune

Eating your way to a new start By Laurie Triplette ldtriplette@aol.com SOUTHERNISM OF THE WEEK High as a kite: A state or condition of floating waaaay above the...

John Cofield's O&OM– Dexter McCluster

Rebel fans may have to go back to the days of Archie Manning to find a single player who excited the Ole Miss faithful...

JOHN COFIELD'S 'OXFORD & OLE MISS –– AMMADELLE

Ammadelle is located at 637 North Lamar Boulevard in Oxford, Mississippi. It demonstrates that wealthy Mississippians of that era could keep abreast of architectural...

JOHN COFIELD'S 'OXFORD & OLE MISS' –– RIDING WITH THE HOUNDS

Grandfather Cofield took this photo at the studio on Jackson Avenue.  Mr. Faulkner commissioned five paintings from this shot. Grandaddy enlarged the photograph, and...

On Cooking Southern: Coconuts

Cracking Into Coconut Cake and Pie By Laurie Triplette ldtriplette@aol.com SOUTHERNISM OF THE WEEK Tacky:  Not gracious. Certainly not classy. Somewhat cheap or trashy. Think Sara Lee Coconut...

JOHN COFIELD'S 'OXFORD & OLE MISS' –- THE GREAT TELESCOPE

  Frederick Augustus Porter Barnard was the University of Mississippi's first Chancellor. In 1856, Barnard, the former Chair of Physics and Astronomy, convinced the legislature...