Walnut Room this way

Walnut Room this way

Friday, May 29, 2009

Small Town, Mississippi on Friday Night

Every Friday night during the summer, a band plays on the town plaza in Water Valley.  We were invited tonight to join some friends of Randy's from work, as the husband of one of them plays in the group.  After dinner at El Charrito, we sauntered across the street and enjoyed the music while waiting on our comforter to wash and dry.

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The doors are always open at the Church of the Cleansing Waters.
 When I lived near Water Valley when I first moved to Mississippi, Randy was still in Texas, along with our washer and dryer.  I made a weekly visit to the laundromat, where I was introduced to Mississippi small town culture.  I met some fascinating people each week, and generally struck up equally fascinating conversations.  My highlight of the evening was the group emails between me and my friends back in Texas.  Since Water Valley is in Yalobusha County (an American Indian name), somehow it became Lottabusha in our chronicles, and thus, the Lottabusha County Chronicles were born.

I wonder what has become of some of the people with whom I conversed each week.  I still remember them and their stories--all of which are tucked away and waiting for me to finish writing them some day.


Gigi said...

Wonder if DeWayne still attends the CCW.

Suzassippi said...

Or Preacher Jimmy. :)