Yesterday was our monthly partnership meeting with the City of Mound Bayou, and the participants in the Taborian project. It is always so uplifting to be in the presence of this committed team, and to feel a part of what is happening in this community. Ernestine Anderson released "Mound Bayou" on her My Kinda Swing album in 1960. A few of the lyrics I like:
...all my friends are lucky to be back there...if they knew what I've been through they'll stay back there...wish my arms were long enough here's what I'd do...wrap my arms around you, Mound Bayou...July 12, 2012 marks the 125th anniversary of the town's founding.