OK – hands up, everyone who had fun learning to spell MISSISSIPPI – with the emphasis on the 4 S’s and 2 P’s. For that reason alone, I’m grateful that the great state of Mississippi was admitted as the 20th state of the Union on this day back in 1817.
And Ray Stevens would have had to choose a different state in which that famous revival took place – can you imagine?
And the song by Mountain would not be called Mississippi Queen. Hmm… that would be weird.
And the coach of the Mississippi State Bulldogs had this to say as he grinned from ear to ear on November 22nd after their 0-51 victory over Vanderbilt:
I couldn’t be happier with how our guys responded; offense, defense, kicking game, guys flying around, making plays, playing with that chip on their shoulder and really believing we have an awful lot still to play for. You saw that on the field with how our guys played. – Dan Mullen
Yep – we’re glad that on this day in 1817, Mississippi joined the Union!
I’ve never been to Mississippi, but it is on my bucket list to visit there one day! I imagine overwhelming Southern hospitality, a laid-back attitude, good music and good food (not necessarily in that order). What is life like in the deep south?
Ah – the gospel music has SOUL to be sure! I feel God’s Holy Spirit! But no squirrels inside this church (I am just a little disappointed).
Who’s ready to eat???
Now – let’s check out that Southern hospitality! There are so many Bed & Breakfasts in Mississippi. Really though, can you imagine soaking in the South from a Motel? I can’t.
Um… just make sure you don’t book your stay here:
I just read that Mississippi lost their first Miss America, Mary Ann Mobley.
Rest in Peace, Mary Ann Mobley. A Mississippi treasure. She was Miss America in 1959.
God richly blessed this Nation when He saw fit to allow Mississippi to become a part of the United States of America! 😀
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