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May 2014
Posted on May 20th, 2014 by paularath

  While much of our travel through the South has been on country roads and in tiny towns, one city we were looking forward to is Savannah, Georgia. It has not disappointed! In fact, we are spending three nights and four days in Savannah because it is such a rich and rewarding city. The city
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Posted on May 19th, 2014 by paularath

  Driving through Southern Georgia means pecan farms and cotton fields. Green and lush, there are also a sprinkling of dairy farms and cattle ranches. It’s really beautiful. Throughout the South we have seen small towns that have clearly been ravaged by time- and the recession. It’s common to see half of Main Street Mississippi,
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Posted on May 18th, 2014 by paularath

    I had one goal while in Alabama: to find Gee’s Bend, a remote little place where the women have been quilting award-winning quilts for 400 years. I first read about Gee’s Bend in Vogue, oh, maybe ten years ago. They subsequently became the topic of a PBS special. Then the quilt designs were
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Posted on May 17th, 2014 by paularath

This is an amazing tale of serendipity in Mississippi. When Jerry was about 15 or 16 years old, he and his cousin, Mary Nell, took a bus from Mesilla Park, New Mexico, to Collins, Mississippi to visit relatives. (Jerry’s father’s family were originally farmers in Mississippi.) They were going to spend two weeks of summer
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Posted on May 17th, 2014 by paularath

This is Fifth Avenue in Laurel, Mississippi. We’re not in Manhattan any more! – Paula Rath