What an amazing weekend!
From the lectures to the ribbon cutting, the friends who returned and the ones who live in Mississippi and worked so hard to make this weekend perfect- outstanding in every way.
(Don't you love that logo?)
Here's a link to some of the highlights from the blog of Dr. John Jung.
Be sure to click on the link at the end of his post and scroll through the pictures. You'll feel like you were there!
This is one of my favorite pictures from the weekend-- of my friend Bobby Joe Moon and my parents' friend, Mrs. Jane Dunlap.
She's been instrumental in beautifying our little town and personally oversees and tends the gorgeous roses near the Railroad Museum.
When I told Mrs. Dunlap how much I loved seeing her roses every time I come to visit, she said, "Go out there and talk to them and tell them you love them!"
So I did.
Bobby and one of the weekend's organizers, Frieda Quon, filled me in on the details and encouraged me to attend. And am I ever glad I did! Although I'd read Dr. Jung's book, I learned so much about the history of why we had many Chinese groceries in the Delta and about the significant contributions made by these hardworking families.
If you're in the Delta, plan a stop on the campus of Delta State University and take time to visit the museum.
(This one's for my many friends who've recently taken up MahJongg.
I may have to learn. A beautiful display, don't you think?)
Sometimes research is so much more than that. It's uncovering stories and digging deeper, yes. But it's also about people. This Homecoming week was all about friends- old and new- and family. I loved it.