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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Jimmy Reed

Job, Wife And Truck

Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls his days managing a Delta cotton gin, particularly the time a truck driver rolled up to the gin with a load of burning bales of cotton. (July 30, 2013, Page 4)

Beware Bees, Bearded Brother

Beards and bees don’t go together very well as local columnist Jimmy Reed explains in a column relating an experience with a pastor and his honey bees years ago. (July 23, 2013, Page 4)

All-Day Sucker

Remember those “dare you” and “double-dog dare you” times as a youngster? Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls an incident that falls into that category and the lesson a youngster learned. (July 16, 2013, Page 4)

Peanut Lady’s Paradise

Local columnist Jimmy Reed tells the story of a hard-working Asian woman to make the point that sometimes Americans don’t realize how good we have it in our wonderful country. (July 9, 2013, Page 4)

Yo’ Country Cousin

Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls a regular Fourth of July event – Jaybird barbecuing a goat – and how he came to be in awe of his “city” cousin Sabrina after a run-in with a goat. (July 2, 2013, Page 4)

Shells For Melons

Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about learning a lesson – that crime doesn’t pay – the hard way as a youngster when he and his friends had to pay for stolen watermelons with shotgun shells. (June 25, 2013, Page 4)

His Ways

Local columnist Jimmy Reed marks Father’s Day week by recalling the lessons his Dad taught him and how he took care of their family. (June 11, 2013, Page 4)

Soapstick

Remember William Faulkner’s observation that a mule will work for you 10 years just for the privilege of kicking you once? Local columnist Jimmy Reed supports that theory, relating the story of his experience with a mule. (June 4, 2013, Page 4)

Oink

Local columnist Jimmy Reed relates the story of a treasured, if somewhat unusual, pet of his childhood mentor Jaybird: a pig named Oink. (May 28, 2013, Page 4A)

Hattie’s Haymaker

Never underestimate the power – literally and figuratively – of a woman. Local columnist Jimmy Reed gives a good example of one man doing just that – and learning his lesson the hard way. (May 21, 2013, Page 4)

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