Bird's Eye View

Last night I attended a retirement party at The University Club in downtown Jackson. It's located on the 22nd floor of the Regions Bank Building, the tallest on our skyline. Here you can see the dome of our State Capitol Building.

It was really fun to talk with colleagues outside of the workplace. We ate, drank and generally had a good time. And the view was pretty good too!

Crepe Myrtles

The crepe myrtles are out in force here in Jackson! Everywhere you look there are blossoms of light pink, dark pink and white framing your view.

Yesterday my husband and I played an early round of golf before work (we are still somewhat on Berlin time) and I couldn't believe how beautiful they were. I hope everyone has a happy weekend!

Mississippi Merchandise

Don't know what to bring back from your trip to Jackson? Here are some colorful ideas!

A Work in Progress

This is a tribute to the late and great Medgar Evers and all the work he did to make sure equal rights really did apply to all Americans, no matter what their skin color or heritage. Although we may still have some work to do, I think we have made a lot of progress towards that goal.


Finally I'm back from Berlin! My husband and I were delayed for three hours in the JFK airport on Sunday and we didn't get home until 2am. With all the work I had to catch up on, etc., I didn't feel much like turning on the computer yesterday.

This flower just began to bloom before I left for Germany. I was hoping for a full bouquet upon our return. Unfortunately, it was pretty hot while we were gone and the plant got sort of wilty, so no more flowers for now. But it did perk up after I watered it, so I'm hoping for more cosmos!

Hacksche Hofe

The Hacksche Höfe (courtyards) were designed in the early 1900s. Electric trolley cars roam the mainly pedestrian streets, and the whole area has a really relaxed atmosphere. The interior facades of the buildings are covered with lovely ceramic tiles and it's a very nice place to relax a little after some hard shopping on Oranienburgstrasse or Rosenthalerstrasse. The streets are lined with funky boutiques and it gets very crowded on the weekends.

It also pays to look at your feet while walking in this area. When I was taking a peek at some of the smaller streets off of the main square, I found this pictured inscription. It is a remembrance of the Jewish residents of the building who were sent to death camps and died there. Once I had noticed this one, I couldn't stop seeing them everywhere. There are also many houses and apartment buildings that have plaques in their entrances memorializing the former residents who were deported.

I'll be back to my regular posting from Jackson tomorrow, but I hope you have enjoyed this trip to Berlin as much as I have!