Cold Water Books

Cold Water Books Tuscumbia, Alabama Saturday June 25, 2011 Shortly after the publication of Delta Days, I received an invitation to join a group of regional authors to attend a book fair in conjunction with the annual Helen Keller Festival. The invitation had been issued by Sandi Hendrix, […]

Historic Virginia

Some may question the wisdom of visiting Virginia in the dead of summer. The truth is that when you’re from Alabama, there is not much that Northern Virginia can do to make you any more uncomfortable. It may be hot as blazes in both areas, but the countryside […]

2011 NCAA Football

Over the past several years, the only question to be settled in the final BCS standings is who would get killed by the SEC in the championship game. I suspect this year is going to be different, not that the SEC will be weaker, to the contrary, the […]


CLETUS A PROFILE IN COURAGE On a Friday afternoon in August of 2009, I was sitting at a traffic light in Smyrna, Tennessee when I saw a small kitten climb out of the high weeds in the neutral ground and start across the four lane road. He made […]

Hot Tamales at The Crystal Grill

THE CRYSTAL GRILL 423 Carrollton Avenue Greenwood, Mississippi The Crystal Grill is a pretty good place to dine. They have an extensive menu for both lunch and dinner and I’ve never been disappointed. On my recent visit I was there for the hot tamales. Previously, I have described […]

Elaine Update July 2011

ELAINE JULY 10, 2011 Elaine returned home after her seizure, fall and broken arm in early June.  She is ecstatic to be home and her lap kitty, Chatty, is even happier. A little background on Elaine’s medical situation may be in order. In the fall of 1998 Elaine […]

Lemuria Bookstore

LEMURIA BOOKS 202 Banner Hall 4465 I-55 North West Frontage Road Jackson, MS 39206 601 366 7619 John Evans is a dreamer and a doer.  John conceived of a very special kind of bookstore, one that would not only offer books, but would have an ambiance of culture […]

Delta Days Synopsis

DELTA DAYS, TALES OF THE MISSISSIPPI DELTA By TOM LAWRENCE I have wanted to write about growing up in the Mississippi Delta most of my adult life, but raising kids and earning a living kept getting in the way. I retired a couple of years ago and found […]

Jack Didn’t Come Back

Jack came to live with us as a result of the relocation of one of our children. There was no place for Jack with the new squeeze. It seemed that she was allergic to cats, which should have been enough evidence of unsuitability to have sounded a warning […]


I cannot speak to the subject of hot tamales with my usual authority. I can say that unequivocally that Doe’s Eat Place in Greenville, Mississippi is the best damn steakhouse in the United States and the parts of Europe that I have visited. I can’t be so positive […]