Sidna Brower Mitchell

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...

I Love Mississippi Despite . . .

Two 50th anniversaries this year really hit home for me. "I love Mississippi." Those words and others from then Governor Ross Barnett at an Ole...
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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)....

Twinkie Pie and Mr. Jefferson

 With all the news about Hostess Brands possibly going out of business and there being no more Twinkies, I was reminded of a column...

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...

Blog: Twinkie Makes Triumphant Return

By Sidna Brower Mitchell, HT.com blogger The Twinkie is back! Hallelujah! Now I no longer have to ration those Twinkies that I had been saving in...

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...

Reflections On Being The Editor Of The DM In 1962

By Sidna Brower Mitchell The integration of the University of Mississippi by James Meredith in the fall of 1962 was a life-changing event for me....

Sidna Brower Mitchell Blog: Memories and Radish Top Soup

When Stillman Rockefeller could no longer go into New York City on a regular basis, I sometimes went to his estate in Greenwich, Conn.,...

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. ...