Category: mississippi

A Different Perspective on Apron Strings

What a delight! The Apron Museum in Iuka, Mississippi has antique aprons dating back to the Civil War. Fancy aprons and work aprons. It started because the owner read books that included characters who wear aprons and that caught her attention. Most of the collection features home-made pieces, which are special to the person’s interests. […]

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Watermelon Eating Contest

Prior posts transported us to the Watermelon Carnival in Water Valley, Mississippi and to the nail-biting competition of the seed-spitting contest. Now we get to the nitty gritty (yes, I said “nitty gritty”) and explore the underbelly of the Watermelon Eating Contest. Now this was a site to behold. And to be-stand a few steps […]

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Seed-Sptting Contest: Where Couth Comes to Die

This episode picks up where we last left off…at the Watermelon Carnival in Mississippi. (read prior post here) The Seed-Spitting Contest: What to say that isn’t expressed by the name itself? I’ve got nothing. So just look at the pictures. (please) Have you ever participated in a seed-spitting content? An anything-spitting contest? Any contest at […]

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Seeing Red at the Watermelon Carnival

The Watermelon Carnival is Water Valley, Mississippi’s most prized annual celebration (that’s what the website says). Bless their hearts. The site also asserts that an estimated 20,000 people attend the various events. Perhaps over the carnival’s history since 1931, but absolutely not in a single weekend. If that’s how they count then we have further […]

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