Sidna Brower Mitchell

Reflections: Remembering the Old Days as a Young Reporter

Recent speakers had me reminiscing about my past and some of the folks who came across my path. For example, the speaker at a...

Column: Long-Ago Letter From Dr. Jere Hoar

Shortly after ending my challenging year as editor of "The Daily Mississippian," graduating from Ole Miss and moving to New York City in the...

Another Snowbird Visit With Jim Symington

Admittedly, I hate cold weather. I don't ever remember really cold, nasty weather growing up in Memphis or in school at Ole Miss. Although...

Sidna Brower Mitchell: Retrospective or Perspective?

In doing some much-needed cleaning out of old boxes, I found a piece I had written when my daughter Meredith was in college. ...

Sidna Brower Mitchell: Summertime Memories in a Small Town

There were 22 of us first cousins on my mother's side, almost all of them living on farms in Mississippi when I was growing...

Sidna Brower Mitchell: Ole Miss Benefited from the New Deal

Recently I read in the Ole Miss Alumni Review that the University has plans for a multimillion-dollar baseball project. That reminded me of a...

Sidna Brower Mitchell: Musings on Getting Older

As a snowbird, sitting in warm, sunny Venice, Florida, sipping my tea, I checked out photos in the Herald-Tribune of the attendees at a...
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Sidna Brower Mitchell: An Ole Miss Reunion on Gasparilla Island

As I passed a line of newspaper boxes, my eyes landed on one for the Boca Beacon, the paper for Gasparilla Island (Boca Grande)....
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Sidna Brower Mitchell Blog: Holiday Sweets

When the holiday seasons were upon us, I decided to make some sweets for refreshments after a Christmas cantata at our church. I tried a...

Sidna Brower Mitchell Blog: Big Families and Landsharks

Big families are wonderful unless you, as a graduate of Ole Miss, have cousins who are extremely loyal LSU or Arkansas alum.I...