For this week’s Featured Blogger of the Week, I chose Mid South Life: https://midsouthlife.com/ as the Featured Blogger of the Week. You may be familiar with this blogger as I re-posted several of his posts from his earlier blog – My Delta.
I have been reading his new blog after he left me a note a few days ago that he was moving to a new blog name. I have read his old blog at least since November 2018.
About page – https://midsouthlife.com/
The Mid South is a big place. To me it’s Mississippi, Arkansas and West Tennessee. Sometime parts of Missouri and Louisiana are added in. If it was a state, then Memphis would be the capital city. Memphis has to be the capital because it’s at the center of it all. The Mid South is history, music, literature, food and the amazing people who call it home. I was blessed to be born here and my family goes back for generations. This special place also welcomes anybody from anywhere to make it home too. That’s what the Mid South is. All of us came from somewhere and now we’re here. Although the Mid South knows poverty and problems, it also knows wealth and good times. The Mississippi River runs through it like a knife through butter. That river is king and has shaped what the Mid South looks like. In turn, the Mid South has shaped this country. From barbecue to blues and hot tamales to rock, this place has made America. Good and Bad, Right and Wrong, the duality of life.
[The following paragraphs were added 3/27/14]
I grew up in the Mississippi Delta experiencing all the fun things which make that place so unique. Taught 26 years in a Delta school before retiring to start a new career so I understand the challenges of our area. Growing up at Lula near the Helena Bridge, I was lucky to have one foot on each side of the river. I feel at home in both Arkansas and Mississippi. Much like so many of our famous writers and musicians, I realized the Delta is just one place with a great river running through it.
I re-blogged several of his posts:
Ground Zero Blues Club — Mid South Life. Original post: https://midsouthlife.com/2019/12/27/ground-zero-blues-club/ which was the inspiration for this Mississippi Mondays post by me – Ground Zero Blues Club, Clarksdale – Mississippi Mondays December 30, 2019
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