Thursday, December 31, 2009
See the left sidebar for links to all of the parts of this series.
Sunday, December 27, 2009
If you can help with the name/history of that old road, I'd enjoy hearing from you.
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Along the way we saw citrus groves (tons of satsuma ripe on the trees), sad evidence of the almost complete destruction of some areas during Katrina, reassuring evidence that rebuilding is taking place, and we visited two important historical sites in American history, Fort Jackson and the National Battlefield Park at Chalmette (Battle of New Orleans).
For an account of this river road drive, click here to read http://hillcountryhogsblog.blogspot.com/2009/12/following-mississippi-river-south-of.html
MERRY CHRISTMAS ALL!
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
Links to the earlier posts in this series can be found in the left sidebar.
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Here is the link to two recipes for making Chicken Pudding the old-fashioned way and one recipe for making Thideosia's Baked Chicken Pudding the new easy way:
My Sweetie prepared Chicken Pudding today --- it was our first time to eat this traditional dish --- and it was delicious!
Thursday, December 10, 2009
For the earlier posts in this series, look to the left side-bar for links.
My dearest and oldest friend, Forrest Underwood, a native Mississippian, now lives in Pahrump, Nevada. He has been reading this series and sends this hill country "put-down/insult for small brained individuals" from his childhood memories from Baldwyn, Lee County, Mississippi: "A childhood friend used to say, 'I could put your brain in an ant's backend, and it would rattle like a peanut in a wash tub.'"
Now that is a small brain indeed!
Thursday, December 3, 2009
I'm giving a copy of A Place Called Home as a Christmas present this year --- and highly recommend you take a look at Franks' excellent coffee-table photo-book. A link is provided in the review to the Blurb Bookstore from which the book may be previewed and ordered.
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
Included with the names are years of birth and death and links to the photographs of the grave markers.
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Included with the names are years of birth and death and links to the photographs of the grave markers.
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
Previous columns are linked in the left sidebar. The twenty-two part series will continue through the end of the year.
The Monroe Journal is the weekly newspaper of Monroe County, Mississippi, with offices in Amory.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Twelve miles east of Cotton Gin Port and seven miles north of Old Quincy would place Walls Tan Yard post office in the heart of Hill Country.
But where is that spot? To view the maps and read the brief discussion, click the following link:
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Where: 211 Main Street, Fulton, Mississippi
Event: Mississippi Hill Country Heritage Day
Sunday, October 18, 2009, 2 - 5 PM. Activities include tours and information of the house, displays, games, tasting of period foods, music and more
Event ticket prices: $15 for adults; $10 for students; and little kids free
Now, to read the article about the Stockton Portable Reed Organ from Monroe County, click the following link:
Friday, October 2, 2009
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Saturday, September 26, 2009
to the volunteers from Preserving Itawamba County's Heritage, Fulton United Methodist Church Junior UMYF group, and hard workers volunteering their time from Fulton and Itawamba County Mississippi in the cleanup of The Cedars/Cates-Gaither House . . .
to Roy and Rita Thompson of Hatley Mississippi for their hospitality and their sharing of historical information and local lore to out-of-state researcher this week.
For the rest of the story and some photographs, click this link
Friday, September 25, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
The series, Hill County Stories Told in Stone, continues with the publication of a photo-essay from Lann Cemetery at Splunge. The photographs of the grave markers of these nine children who died as infants tells a sad and powerful story. Click the following link to view:
Monday, September 21, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
By whatever name, the Byrd-Stanford House is a landmark. Today the house stands as a ruin --- the two-story cabin around which it was constructed has been removed for use elsewhere. But thanks to photographer, historian, and author Glenda McWhirter Todd of Tullahoma, Tennessee, memories of the house will survive through the circa 1980s photographs she has graciously shared with HILL COUNTRY.
To read click A Landmark in the Hill Country: The House of the Byrd/Stanford Families at Splunge.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
The series, Hill Country Stories Told In Stone, Part 3, continues the SHELBY RAY PARHAM STORY started almost a year ago at Hill Country.
Monday, September 14, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
The series, A Poem for Hill Country, today contains a poem in honor of the memory of my friend, William Earl Phillips, whose funeral was September 12, 2009. Click the links below to read
Saturday, September 12, 2009
The Saturday series, A Hill Country Hootie Hoo, continues with a report of an old duel fought in Texas. The duel involved ALEXANDER SHOTT and JOHN S. NOTT and the report of this event can be read by clicking
Friday, September 11, 2009
The continuing series, A Hill Country Family, continues today with a brief look at the family of Arnie Forrister. Mr. Arnie was a blacksmith --- and operated a country store. Researching this family in Monroe County is made the more difficult because of various spellings of the surname --- FORRISTER, FORRESTER, or FOSTER? To read about some of this family click on the following link:
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Part 6 of the series Southern Expressions that "will take the rag off the bush" is posted at Terry Thornton's Hill Country of Monroe County Mississippi (click to read).
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
The series, Hill Country Places, continues today with Part 2, AMORY, MISSISSIPPI. Three different articles are used to present only part of the story about Amory.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
The series, Hill County Stories Told In Stone, continues today with Part 2, DARRYL BIRD late of Splunge, Monroe County, Mississippi.
Monday, September 7, 2009
by Terry Thornton
Part 2 of the series, My Hill Country Assurances, features a brief biography of GARFUS SHERMAN THORNTON. On this Labor Day 2009, I find it most appropriate that the person who taught me the most about labor and work, honesty and remaining true to my beliefs, and of making my own way is the featured individual in this series of articles. Written following a new-to-me format for structuring biography, the article may be read at the link below.
Sunday, September 6, 2009
In today's presentation of The Purple Cow is included my recipe for making purple cows. Read the poem --- make a purple cow --- and enjoy. Follow the link below to the poem and to the recipe.
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Of course he will tell you that "hootie hoo" is the Andy of Mayberry's Lodge Brothers greeting to other lodge members. "Hootie Hoo" he learned as a child watching the Andy Griffith Show and the lodge brothers phase got locked into his working vocabulary. My son is a teacher; I can't image him saying "Hootie hoo" to one of his students whose answer or comment is so "off the wall" that it take the discussion to a whole new level but I'm sure he does.
Of course "hootie hoo" has taken on recent slang meaning but we won't go there.
This series is a hodge-podge --- a miscellany of articles including those of the hindsight variety --- and, yes, even some completely "off the wall" subject matter will be covered. Each Saturday beginning today watch for A Hill Country Hootie Hoo. Click the link below to see what the Hootie Hoo for today is all about.
Friday, September 4, 2009
The new series, A Hill Country Family, starts today with a brief look at GURLEY WEBSTER GILLILAND and REBA GILLILAND, late of Splunge, and some of his ancestors. To read this report click the following link:
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Part 5 of the series Southern Expressions that "will take the rag off the bush" is posted at Terry Thornton's Hill Country of Monroe County Mississippi (click to read).
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Today starts a new series, HILL COUNTRY PLACES with a search for information about Adley, Monroe County, Mississippi. Little is known about Adley and today's article provides maps and photographs but primarily raises lots more questions than it answers. To read In Search of Adley and perhaps to help determine where or when, click on the following link:
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Today starts the series HILL COUNTRY STORIES TOLD IN STONE with a look at three grave markers for ROME GILLILAND, SARAH GILLILAND, and SARAH J. GILLILAND. Two markers, different dates for the same person, and a marker with a nickname for another --- and census reports over the years with a variety of name spellings can, at times, create problems for research.
Monday, August 31, 2009
My Hill Country Assurances is a continuing series in which I will present information about self, family, and ancestors. Using the pHOGS approach (photographs, History, Observations, Genealogy, and Stories) I will attempt to explore some of my history and that of my family. Part 1 lists all I am attempting to do with the series and then proceeds to give some of my early life history from my birth to seventeen years when I left Parham for the Army and then offers a brief look at my life through the 1960s.
- will take a look at events, persons, and activities which gave me the confidence, audacity, and composure to attempt such a series of articles;
- will examine some of the individuals, institutions and experiences which shaped and influenced my beliefs and faith;
- will attempt to present information which will serve as collateral evidence to explain my effrontery, egotism, and determination;
- will present information to provide alibis when needed or to give credence to my life history;
- will collectively present information which explains why, even after seventy years of living, I still have a deep dependence upon and a huge appreciation for the Hill Country.
In this series perhaps I will find a explanation for "me" by looking at all of the assurances from my Hill Country experiences.
And I shall start by establishing the fact that I recently celebrated my 70th birthday. I suppose this event (which I celebrated with so much fun) actually means that I have now officially reached "old age." And with my advanced age I know I am required to start acting the part --- and perhaps even speaking with great authority on subjects large and small whether I have any real knowledge of them nonewithstanding.
Does being seventy mean I have to "act" seventy? Click here to read the rest of this article and to view the two photographs . .
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
WELCOME to the Hill Country H.O.G.S. WebPress, the portal, index and table of contents to the online publications of Terry Thornton of Fulton, Mississippi.
- Who is Terry Thornton?
- What is the HOGS or the pHOGS approach to presenting family history?
- Why did Terry Thornton stop blogging for several weeks? And how does that impact this restart of Hill Country?
- What is the statement of purpose for Hill Country?