#696 Landrum’s Christmas.

When I was a little girl, mama and I would ALWAYS go to Landrum’s Country Village Christmas open house and I looked forward to it so much every single year. It’s a privately owned little village with walking paths and grist mills, general stores that sell rock candy and other things children will beg their mamas for, there are little vendors set up selling funnel cakes, kettle corn, and spicy pork sausage links. There’s the main store there that sells home furnishings and handmade furniture. Mama and I would listen to Aaron Neville’s Soulful Christmas album in the car on the way and buy Aspen Mulling Spices there and that delicious hot cider is the taste of my childhood Christmases. Sometimes she would make a hot kettle of it and we would get our mugs and drink it in the hot tub they had back in the day while the frost was settling all around us. I swear I felt like I was 20 years old when she let me do that.

So tonight, Ben and I met Jim, Mallorie, their friend Daniel and his friends Katie and Erin who are from Boston and Memphis. I was glad they brought them there to give them a taste of Christmas in Mississippi regardless of the 70 degree temp and soggy weather.

Mama, let’s go together next year. Okay?


Saturday, November 26th, 2011

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3 thoughts on “#696 Landrum’s Christmas.

  1. Like always, the holidays keeps everyone busy. Working retail this time of the year is quite the experience, but my customers at Dillard's are the best! So,today is the first day I have had to catch up on my reading (my (Blog) fix! lol) Happy Anniversary(!) to you two. I hope God continues to bless you throughout this next year. Thanksgiving at Mom's…me too! There is nothing like Mom's kitchens and the comfort in the food they prepare. SO MUCH to be thankful for this year! Ole Miss? Well, we will just have to be optimistic for 2012! Also, I am interested in the signs you have featured here and there in your blog…can we place orders for them? Thanks for sharing…can't wait to see what's next! -Jimmy B.

  2. Hi Jimmy!

    What is your last name, by the way? Are you from Mississippi? I can't imagine anyone who doesn't know me reading this stuff—but it's good to see you here. 🙂

    My mama does sell the signs! They are $250 each, and 18 x 36. They are subway-type signs for any city's landmarks that you want. Let me know if you'd like one and I'll put you in touch with her. 🙂

  3. Lol(!)…Goodmorning. My last name is Butler and I am from Laurel. I lived in Hartford, CT for 2 years, so the blog about Boston and Harvard brought back some great memories. I love the historic district of our city…it just feels different. I enjoy our Lauren Rogers Museum so much. It has some really interesting exhibits-a great way to spend an afternoon if anyone hasn't been in lately. Actually, when I was young(er! lol), the libary was located in the lower part of it. I loved going there-the smell of the old books, the history of the building-I still love a good book! The first movie I ever saw was "Lady and the Tramp" at the Arabian Theater, downtown. And (WAY!) before Sawmill Square, all of the shopping was downtown-Carter Heidi's (sp?), J.C. Penney's, Fine's-and you had to pay to park via parking meters…lol. But my favorite part was going by M&M Bakery (used to be across the street from the "Downtown Laurel" sign) and getting thumbprint cookies! I have enjoyed your blog so much…thank you for reminding us, daily, how great God is, to count our blessings, and most importantly, to thank Him. Thank you for sharing…can't wait to see what's next!
    -Jimmy B.

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