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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Jimmy Reed

Sundy Mawnin’ Fuhgivniss Boots

Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls Saturday-night journeys to Delta juke joints with his mentor, Jaybird, and how Jaybird talked about being right with the Lord after those trips, especially if he was wearing his “fuhgivniss” boots. (August 14, 2012, Page 4)

Wouldn’t It Be Great?

Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look at politics and elections and wonders if things wouldn’t be better if the issues could  be discussed and debated in an honest and civil manner. (August 7, 2012, Page 4)

Stayin’ Pow’r

William Faulkner talked about enduring and prevailing. Nelson Mandela talked about perserverance. Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about his friend and mentor Jaybird’s words for the same quality – “stayin’ pow’r.” (July 31, 2012, Page 4)

Food Stamp Fallout

Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look at the world of food stamps through his conservative eyes and also through the liberal progressive eyes of one of his daughters. (July 24, 2012, Page 4)

Put Me In, Coach

Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls his days playing high school football and the lessons he learned about life during those days. (July 17, 2012, Page 4)

Plan B

Local columnist Jimmy Reed heard his words coming right back to him recently when he gave an assignment to his students. The solution? Plan B, of course, which apparently should have been Plan A. (July 10, 2012, Page 4)

The Yoke of Bondage

Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about patriotism and the feelings of real Americans in a tribute to the United States as it celebrates another birthday. (July 3, 2012, Page 4)

Don’t Fish When Mama Says Don’t

Local columnist Jimmy Reed thinks back to lessons learned in life, particularly one when his mother warned him not to go fishing on a day a storm was brewing. (June 26, 2012, Page 4)

Fabianism In Education

Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes on Fabianism in education, noting that high expectations and hard work are the key to success in school and in life. (June 19, 2012, Page 4)

Buying A Penny Whistle

After being accused of being a tightwad, local columnist Jimmy Reed offered a look into thriftiness and avoiding impulse buying by writing about his grandmother Reed’s way of dealing with items in the Sears Roebuck catalog. (June 5, 2012, Page 4)

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