November 28, 2015
"THE THOMPSON HOUSE BED AND BREAKFAST"
"Bed and breakfast...........you make both." ~ Unknown Author
First of all, both of the teams we were pulling for won championship titles yesterday, respectively. In SWAC news, Alcorn State University defeated Southern University (38-24) in Houston, TX - claiming their first conference championship since 1994 (20 years ago). In SEC news, Alabama Crimson Tide defeated the Missouri Tigers (42-13) in Atlanta, GA.
Next, thanks "SmugMug Friend" for the e-mail and links to the comments/discussions on a select few SM pages regarding photo rankings yesterday. When I checked in to post comments, I saw that my photo was ranked #1 (although it didn't have as many comments as some of the others) and assumed that the DPC page was stuck on yesterday and Friday. Also, I am aware (as all of you are) that at times when posting comments, we may get logged out and the comments may show up as having been posted by "Guest." Whenever this happens to me, I always log back in and post a follow-up comment that states, "I was the 'Guest' - see previous comment." If there is not a legitimate follow-up comment on your photo from me, I was not your "Guest." Amen!
Now, about the photo.........SOOC, uncropped, taken on a beautiful and sunshiny day........but what's up with the blue shadows:)?
Situated along the banks of Deer Creek, "The Thompson House was sold in 2013 to a group of six local investors, some being Stovall cousins of the Thompson family. The new owners are Jody and Kicky Stovall, E. L. and Mary Boteler, Hartwell and Jodie Huddleston, Kenner and Stephanie Patton, Ron and Kea Cassada, and Lee and Hardie Frankel. It has been totally renovated, and is now both a Bed and Breakfast and event location. It has been named “The Thompson House,” and opened for business in June 2013, with Charlotte Buchanan as Innkeeper." ~ Excerpt from Charlotte Dickins O'Neill's informational text here:
And about the town of its location.......
"Leland, Mississippi (population 5,500) founded in 1886 and located on the western side of the state, was once referred to as “The Hellhole of the Delta” but has undergone dramatic changes. Cotton sparked the development of the region, and railroad building ignited it. Once the worst of bawdy railroad towns, Leland was eventually cleaned up by its residents, who turned the city’s centerpiece Deer Creek into a showplace and built beautiful homes along its banks. Leland is today best known as the boyhood home of Jim Henson, creator of the Muppets, and affectionately bears the title “Birthplace of Kermit the Frog.” Jim Henson’s Delta Boyhood Museum was named the “Best Mississippi Museum” by the Blue Ribbon Travel Show, and more than 10,000 visitors pass through its doors each year." ~ Reprinted text from here:
November 28, 2015