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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Jimmy Reed

That $20

Local columnist Jimmy Reed relates a story he heard from his group of storytellers about a boxing match between fighters from two rival towns and how one of the boxers had to work extra to get his desired outcome. (July 8, 2014, Page 4)

It’s All About Resonance

Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about the “king of fruits,” the watermelon, and how he learned from an expert how to pick the perfect melon by thumping to check the resonance. (July 1, 2014, Page 4)

Hooray — Hennie’s Home!

Local columnist Jimmy Reed reminds us of the value of our animals and pets as he recalls the story of lost Rhode Island Red chicken named Hennie. (June 24, 2014, Page 4)

The Darling of Dunleith

Local columnist Jimmy Reed looks at the curiosity, inventiveness — and danger — of the young mind as he recalls an incident involving a homemade mini air balloon and the sheds near the cotton gin. (June 17, 2014, Page 4A)

Dads Aren’t So Dumb

Jimmy Reed recalls, with Father’s Day approaching, an initiation ceremony into the Mohicans club as a youngster, and how it was one of several times he discovered — later — that his father wasn’t nearly as dumb as he thought. (June 10, 2014, Page 4)

Thinkin’ Makes Hit So

Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look at some of the lessons he learned from strong women in his life, including that racism and love cannot coexist and that “thinking makes it so.” (June 3, 2014, Page 4)

He Was A Giant

Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about the impact his high school principal, Dr. J.T. Hall, had on him and all those who passed through the doors at Leland High. (May 27, 2014, Page 4)

Thanks, Screech

Local columnist Jimmy Reed got a well-timed message from an unusual friend — a one-legged blue jay he’d nicknamed Screech — that continued kindness overcomes self-pity. (May 20, 2014, Page 4)

We Got Revenge

Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls the story of a run-in with a Delta watermelon farmer and how he and Jaybird gained revenge when they were accused of stealing melons. (April 29, 2014, Page 4)

The Nut

With the fish biting as spring finally hits some warmer temperatures, perhaps it’s time for a fish tale. Local columnist Jimmy Reed relates one he heard from his childhood mentor, Jaybird, about a giant fish, a squirrel and a special type of bait. (April 22, 2014, Page 4)

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