Hawaiian Fruit Pies 11⁄2 cups sugar 6 eggs 1 stick margarine, melted 1 cup light corn syrup 1⁄2 cup raisins 1⁄2 cup chopped pecans 1⁄2 cup flaked coconut 1⁄2 cup crushed pineapple 2 unbaked pie shells Combine sugar and eggs. Beat well and add melted margarine, syrup, raisins, pecans, coconut and pineapple. Divide mixture between […]

Who knows why our tastes change? Isn’t is funny how our tastes change?As a child, I wouldn’t eat fresh tomatoes, shrimp, turnip greens or squash. Today, those are some of my favorite foods. In college, my roommate, Laurie, wouldn’t eat a green salad. She said the lettuce “tasted funny in her mouth.” The last few […]

By Brad Locke Daily Journal TUPELO – In his 88 years on this earth, Dan Williams has had brushes with death, brushes with celebrity, and brushes with the mob. He’s traveled overseas and across the country, lived in a house with 13 other people, in a one-room Chicago apartment, in a hotel, on Navy ships, […]

By Emma Crawford Daily Journal BALDWYN – In the center of Blue August in downtown Baldwyn stands Sentry to Garden, a sculpture inspired by Baldwyn-bred artist George Wardlaw’s mother’s quilts. Tuesday was George Wardlaw Day in Baldwyn, and amidst a gala reception in his honor that evening, Wardlaw recalled the influence his mother had on […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – The stars are at it again, and getting ready to support the Boys & Girls Clubs of North Mississippi with the Aug. 22 10th annual Dance Like the Stars fundraiser. Evie Boyd, director of marketing and special events for the Boys & Girls Clubs, said that the […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal CALHOUN CITY – What started as an arts and crafts festival has turned into something a little more unique over the years. The 45th annual SquareFest kicks off Friday on the Calhoun City square. “It’s just a time to get together with friends to socialize and have fun,” said […]

By Ken Ritter Associated Press LAS VEGAS – Two B.B. King heirs who’ve been most outspoken about the blues legend’s care in his final days are accusing King’s two closest aides of poisoning him, but the attorney for King’s estate is calling the claims ridiculous. Three doctors determined that King was appropriately cared-for, and King […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – The invention of the washing machine freed up old-fashioned wash pots for other uses. “One of these pots was used during World War II. It was mine,” said Harry Armstrong, 84, with the Tupelo Luncheon Civitan Cook Team. “It belonged to my mother. She had it since […]

“The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.” – Hans Hofmann “Out of clutter, find simplicity.” – Albert Einstein “Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they […]