Mississippi Moments

Friday, June 22, 2007

The mud is flying around the town today!
Don't know if any of you saw Fox 13 last night or check out FOx 13.com to see about "Poverty and Despair in the Delta". A tv crew came into town earlier this week (I saw them out filming rubble from a burned out old apartment building when I was driving the bus and the girls home after soccer) and they focused only on the bad parts of town and they only interviewed some of the fringe folks, if you get my drift. It really was pathetic as if nothing positive is happening around here. There are at least 4 church sponsored camps and learning sessions for kids going on right now in addition to the Learning Center and Durocher House. They didn't talk to any of the current mayor, police chief or other community leaders. The town is up in arms. There is a meeting scheduled for today in about an hour as to what will happen to set the rest of the world right about Jonestown.
We had a great time swimming this morning. I was giving lessons in the "big pool" with about 6 of our kids and several from another kids' club. Floating was the achievable target, by yourself for 5 seconds. We also worked on "you can't call it swimming if you are still holding on to the pool wall"!
We had a "soul food" picnic to say thank you to Ms. Joyce this afternoon. Tasted my first banana pudding. I am looking forward to our field trip next week to the Tunica River Museum. The Levee Board is hosting us as their guests for private tours, etc. We will have a ranger on the bus with us going up to provide us with information and points of interest as we follow the river, literally, up to Tunica. More later.

2 Comments:

  • At 4:20 PM, Anonymous coli said…

    I think that may become my new life philosophy.
    "you can't call it swimming if you are still holding on to the pool wall"

    well played.

    love you

     
  • At 10:26 AM, Blogger MihErn said…

    Amen, Sistah!

     

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