Saturday, September 26, 2020

Sidna Brower Mitchell

Another Snowbird Visit With Jim Symington

Admittedly, I hate cold weather. I don't ever remember really cold, nasty weather growing up in Memphis or in school at Ole Miss. Although...

Sidna Brower Mitchell: Retrospective or Perspective?

In doing some much-needed cleaning out of old boxes, I found a piece I had written when my daughter Meredith was in college. ...

Sidna Brower Mitchell: Summertime Memories in a Small Town

There were 22 of us first cousins on my mother's side, almost all of them living on farms in Mississippi when I was growing...

Sidna Brower Mitchell: Ole Miss Benefited from the New Deal

Recently I read in the Ole Miss Alumni Review that the University has plans for a multimillion-dollar baseball project. That reminded me of a...

Sidna Brower Mitchell: Musings on Getting Older

As a snowbird, sitting in warm, sunny Venice, Florida, sipping my tea, I checked out photos in the Herald-Tribune of the attendees at a...

Sidna Brower Mitchell: An Ole Miss Reunion on Gasparilla Island

As I passed a line of newspaper boxes, my eyes landed on one for the Boca Beacon, the paper for Gasparilla Island (Boca Grande)....

Sidna Brower Mitchell Blog: Holiday Sweets

When the holiday seasons were upon us, I decided to make some sweets for refreshments after a Christmas cantata at our church. I tried a...

Sidna Brower Mitchell Blog: Big Families and Landsharks

Big families are wonderful unless you, as a graduate of Ole Miss, have cousins who are extremely loyal LSU or Arkansas alum. I...

Sidna Brower Mitchell Blog: Pumpkins Everywhere

It's not even near Halloween or Thanksgiving and for weeks we've seen pumpkin themes everywhere. Dunkin' Donuts is pushing hot or iced pumpkin...

Sidna Brower Mitchell Blog: Vanity Plates and Mini Crab Cakes

When Ken and I travel, I keep a logbook of our mileage, stops, traffic backups, motels/hotels (the good and the bad) and places of...

Mitchell: Dueling Cousins, Spicy Shrimp Fettuccine

The cell phone rang at 10 p.m. on that fateful night as I snuggled in a warm bed. Before I headed to the other room,...

Brower Mitchell: Rebels Roll over 'Bama

What an exciting game! Ole Miss rolled over the Crimson Tide! My Yankee neighbors must have heard my load groans and yells — where was...

Delicious Recipe: Zucchini and Ham Quiche

Since Patsy Brumfield, another Ole Miss journalism grad, picked up on my squash casserole and wrote some kind words on Facebook and porchscene.com, I...

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Delicious Recipe: Zucchini and Ham Quiche

Since Patsy Brumfield, another Ole Miss journalism grad, picked up on my squash casserole and wrote some kind words on Facebook and porchscene.com, I...

I Love Mississippi Despite . . .

Two 50th anniversaries this year really hit home for me. "I love Mississippi." Those words and others from then Governor Ross Barnett at an Ole...

Recipe: Summer Squash Casserole

Frankly, in growing up, I never liked summer squash as the Yankees call it or yellow squash, the Southern name. Now that I've been...

BLOG: Croquet Tournaments, PGA and Orange Juice Cake

Ken and I recently participated in a croquet tournament at the Sarasota County Croquet Club in Venice, FL. Neither one of us did very...