Friday, December 3, 2021

John Cofield's Oxford and Ole Miss: The Park Drive Kids

The Cofield boys’ childhood next door neighbors and little sisters, the Goodman girls. Pictured left to right: John, Lynn, Glenn and Kathy. 

When the Goodman girls knew I was in Methodist in bad shape they didn’t call anyone, they didn’t panic, they didn’t waste any time, they just turned on one heel and rushed to my side.
God Bless all the Park Drive kids of Oxford, Mississippi, this Christmas and forever. Bless the memory of what we had there once upon our childhoods.

John Cofield is a writer and one of Oxford’s leading folk historians. He is the son of renowned university photographer, Jack Cofield. His grandfather, J.R. “Colonel” Cofield, was William Faulkner’s personal photographer and for decades was the Ole Miss yearbook photographer. Cofield attended Ole Miss as well.
Check out Cofield’s new book: Oxford, Mississippi ~ The Cofield Collection — a pictorial history book with John’s writing on the history to go along with the photos.
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