Monday, December 11, 2017

John Cofield's 'Oxford & Ole Miss' –– Mayor Leslie 'Holding Court'

  The Mayor (John Leslie) "holding court" in the back of Leslie's Drug Store. From left, white shirt with back to camera is Coach "Country"...

On Cooking Southern: Sweet Potatoes

How sweet it is! By Laurie Triplette ldtriplette@aol.com SOUTHERNISM OF THE WEEK Gooder’n grits: It doesn’t get much better than this. Think 2012 Egg Bowl! ON COOKING SOUTHERN: Sweet...

Rosemary Shortbread

Years ago, when I was in Kentucky for my cousin Neal’s wedding --- he is now a football coach at Texas Tech --- his...

Making Memories

Last weekend outside of Oxford, traffic came to a standstill as thousands of motorists were driving into town to see the Ole Miss -...

John Cofield's 'Oxford & Ole Miss' –– The Day Eli Picked Ole Miss

Eli Manning was born an Ole Miss Rebel. His father an All-American Ole Miss quarterback and his mother an Ole Miss Homecoming Queen. In...

John Cofield's 'Oxford & Ole Miss' –– The 1960s Coming Forward

From the integration of Ole Miss in 1962 by James Meredith to the national football championships won by legendary Coach Johnny Vaught in 1960...

John Cofield's 'Oxford & Ole Miss' –– Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar House

The Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar Home, also known as the L. Q. C. Lamar House, is a site significant for its association with Lucius...

John Cofield's 'Oxford & Ole Miss' –– REBELS AT THE PEABODY

 A long held part of Ole Miss tradition and history is the pep rally in the lobby of The Peabody Hotel in downtown Memphis...

John Cofield's 'Oxford & Ole Miss –– The College Inn & Mistilis Cafe

The Mistilis family has fed generations of Ole Miss students and Oxonians alike. Mr. Tom Mistilis had his first restaurant, The College Inn, next...

On Cooking Southern: Turkey Bone Gumbo

Flavor is bone deep By Laurie Triplette ldtriplette@aol.com SOUTHERNISM OF THE WEEK Hankerin’: A desire for something. Think more coconut cake or a bowl game. ON COOKING SOUTHERN: Turkey Our...