Sunday, February 20, 2005

Shop around.

My mother has been visiting since last Tuesday. She claims "it's been a long time since I was last in Starkville." She was here less than five months ago! You decide. We had a good visit.

Yesterday, we drove west along Highway 82 into the Delta and to Greenwood, MS, where we investigated Cotton Row, cruised along Grand Avenue, and drove beside the muddy Yazoo. Also visited Cotonlandia, a better than usual local museum. I especially enjoyed the archaeology room full of Mississipian period polychrome Indian pottery from the Humber-McWilliams site. The history of Greenwood and Leflore county rooms were well laid out as well. Unfortunately, the two nicest watercolors from the current Robin Whitfield exhibition were already sold. We also went shopping downtown. My favorite was Dancing Rabbit Books and its lengthy walk-in "closet" lined with used books. Mom liked their photo of the famous Shelby, MS juke joint--The Dew Drop Inn.

Unfortunately our plans to eat Lusco's didn't happen because the restaurant was shuttered due to the Cotton Ball. Fortunately, Harvey's was serving our favorite quiche option, crawfish!

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