Sunday, February 26, 2012

Ole Miss and Delta Dining

Talk about sunshine! Yesterday was a cool but sunny day as we visited the Ole Miss campus in Oxford for an open house event. Our youngest son is trying to decide where he will attend school in the fall. The Lyceum, above, is a historical building in the center of campus. The columns on the Lyceum are depicted in the Ole Miss symbol you see on literature and around Mississippi on car tags of UM supporters.

We met a lot of prospective students from different states and saw a few acquaintances. It was a good morning. Then we traveled across the hills to the flat land of the Mississippi Delta to see our best friend. Next week is our son Connor's birthday and our friend Mike pulled out all the stops and surprised him with a delicious birthday supper with some old and new friends.

                                         The table was set and ready for some Delta dining.

We made a special trip to a tamale stand down the street to pick up some of the best in town.

I was so jealous that I could not try Mike's crabcakes (have a shellfish allergy), but everyone else said they were out of this world. Aren't  they a beautiful golden brown?

And...after much persuasion from the other guests, Con donned his birthday crown
as "Uncle Mike" joined in the fun.

We made it home to the coast in 5 hours with only one stop. Now, the washer and dryer are going, I am in my pjs watching the Oscars, and getting ready to start another week. No signs of my tulips yet. I think we will have to settle for azaleas this year! Blessings to you for more good times and sunshine.


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