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Ole Miss football half-time observation.

I’m guessing that no team in football history ever had the same number of false start penalties they had in scored points.  7 and 7! Hotty Toddy.

Update: I know this is hyperbole with numbers like 3 and 3 possible.  But 7 and 7 at the half was pretty bizarre.

The Garlic Lady’s Garlic is back

 

One of the best things about MidTown Farmer’s Market several years ago was the garlic being raised by Katherine Daigle, who called her stand the Garlic Lady.  She had several types, and really understood the process, including meticulously drying the garlic after harvest.  I would buy enough from her to last till [...]

It’s not clear what’s occurring at HottyToddy.Com…

Day before yesterday, Alan Lange at YallPolitics noted that the M-Club was offering tours of the Scruggs home for $30 this weekend.  He posted a sccan of a flier describing the tour and a link (now expired) where you could register for that part of the event.  The post stated the opinions that this [...]

No, the Briars was not Jefferson Davis’s “ancestral home.”

So, this weekend, the M-Club is having a weekend in Oxford.  As YallPolitics reports, the M-Club sent out a flyer offering all kinds of things to do in Oxford this weekend.  One thing you can do is for $30 get a tour of the Scruggs home for $30 a head.  In the course of [...]

The Dog that Didn’t Bark

HottyToddy.com has an “interview” with Dickie Scruggs, by “Steve Vassallo … a HottyToddy.com contributor who interviews Oxford’s and our region’s leading personalities.”

There was one subject the interviewer never brought up.  He did ask the name of Scruggs’s favorite president.  Andrew Jackson.

Andrew Jackson?  “Whipped the British; whipped the bankers; and whipped the secessionists.”

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Meanwhile, in Oxford: About those Old Taylor Roard roundabouts

They opened today.  I, for one, thought (and still think) they’d be a great thing for an intersection that had become impossible and possibly dangerous.

That said, it’s going to be a bit of an adventure while folks get used to them.  Driving them the first time reminded me a bit of driving the [...]

Chefs and cooks (including my son T.H.) toasting New York welcome table benefit

This is the kitchen crew toasting the completion of the Big Gay Welcome Table benefit in New York City. My son T.H., who went up as part of John Currence’s crew, is closest to the camera on the left, with Currence visible just beyond him, and cookbook writer Virginia Willis just left of [...]

Early Summer Breakfast

One of my favorite breakfasts is blueberries from my yard, peaches from Cherry Creek Orchard in Pontotoc, blackberries from another grower at MidTown Farmer’s Market (sorry I didn’t get the name), cantaloupes (these are from Lucedale because locals aren’t in yet, which seems a little late. I’ve learned to time all these things [...]

Shall Not Stand

The Texas Playboys bring sandlot baseball to Oxford this Saturday. And, I suspect, a party.

It’s hard to fully call it sandlot– it’s going to be in Swayze Field, against an Oxford team, the Mississippi Flood, formed for the occasion.

Garden and Gun Magazine describes how an Austin resident formed the team to take back to Alabama, where he’d encountered old school sandlot baseball while working as an [...]