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Friday, August 29, 2014

Jimmy Reed

Boy, Boy, Boy, Boy, Boy

Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls an incident from his youth involving work on the farm, one that got him in a good bit of trouble because of how it affected all that was going on with those who were trying to help him get out of a jam. (August 27, 2013, Page 4)

Burning Old Jack

Even the best of intentions sometimes causes problems. That’s what local columnist Jimmy Reed and a friend found out when they tried to spread the ashes of a loyal dog from Reed’s small airplane. (August 20, 2013, Page 4)

A Real Cowboy

Remember those dreams of being a cowboy and bustin’ broncs when you were younger? Local columnist Jimmy Reed tells his story of trying to impress the pretty girl by riding in a rodeo. (August 13, 2013, Page 4)

Muddy Buddies

Local columnist Jimmy Reed professes his love of powerful engines and all they can do. However, there’s one engine – that on a crane – that he has no interest in running after an issue with one during his teenage years. (August 6, 2013, Page 4)

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)

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