During the recent Memorial Day long weekend, we attended my brother's annual Memorial Day Party just south of Jackson. Just like the annual Byron Nelson Golf Tournament, his outdoor party has been known to get "rained out." This year it rained, and everyone, including a gaggle of great-nieces and great-nephews, were confined most of the day to the indoors, the covered patio, or the front porch. But the party was great fun. After lunch, we even had a baby shower for the newest addition to the family, another great-nephew, who already has a name and who is expected to arrive in mid-July in Biloxi.
Early Monday morning, the actual Memorial Day Holiday, we headed out for a trip that would end in Greenwood late that afternoon. Pictured below is how the street to Jessamine Cemetery in Ridgeland, Mississippi looked when we left for a short visit to the cemetery before leaving town.
(Photographed by J. Tracy, May 25, 2009)
Our itinerary for the day included stops in cemeteries around Coxburg, Ebenezer, Goodman, and Ebenezer, all in Holmes County, before arriving at the Bridgewater Inn in Greenwood, where we planned to stay for the night.
Beginning next week, I will be posting photos and articles about our short trip through the Mississippi Delta. I hope you will follow along to see and read about some of the sites that we visited along the way.
Next Stop: Greenwood, Mississippi (Leflore County)