Fruit Stand

Our local fruit stand is back in business! They moved out of their outdoor stand and into a permanent structure that was erected over the winter. Now they're well-stocked with lovely fruits, vegetables and flowers. I couldn't resist a basket of these juicy red tomatoes. They made an excellent addition to our evening salad. Yum!!!

Medgar Evers

Medgar Evers was a leader of the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s. He was a WWII veteran and a graduate of Alcorn State University (a traditionally black school) with a degree in Business Administration. He first made history when he applied to law school at the University of Mississippi (better known as Ole Miss) and was turned down based on the color of his skin.

He became a vocal champion of equal education opportunities for blacks and worked within the ranks of the NAACP to desegregate Mississippi's universities. Unfortunately, his work was not appreciated by all Mississippians and he was gunned down in front of his home on June 12, 1963. His killer, Byron de la Beckwith, went unpunished until until 1994 when new evidence brought the case back into the court. He was sentenced to life in prison and died in 2001. The case is chronicled in the movie, The Ghosts of Mississippi.

Being one of Mississippi's most prominent citizens, Jackson's airport bears his name. These photos come from a wing of the airport which pays tribute to both Evers and other Civil Rights leaders and the work they did.

Workin' at the Carwash Yeah!

The hot, sunny weather we've been having lately is perfect for taking a spin through the car wash. The Lighthouse car wash is on highway 49, just a few minutes from where I work.

I never understood why in France they wanted you to get out of the car when it went through the wash. I think staying inside and watching all those swirly things work is the most fun part! The structure of the Lighthouse is also transparent, which is extra fun!

Motorcyle Procession

There was a huge line of Harleys out on I-55 yesterday. I just happened to catch a bit of it as I drove home from work. The whole procession was really impressive, my camera-phone photo really does not do it justice!

The parade started with police from each of the different cities that make up the Jackson metro area and then continued with private bikers. I believe this is part of a national bike-a-thon or something, but I couldn't find any further info online. If anyone knows something about it, leave a comment in the box.


This photo was taken on the terrace of the now-famous Keifer's. I used a slow shutter speed and moved the camera to make the lights look circle-y. I'll try to get a better picture of the actual restaurant next time.