|Posted by patricianeelydorsey on July 2, 2010 at 1:09 PM||comments (51)|
A friend of mine here on Facebook recently forwarded a beautiful letter that she wrote to Governor Barbour suggesting that I should be recognized as an official Ambassador for the State of Mississippi. I am truly humbled and deeply touched.
Just wanted to share the letter with my Celebrate the South family!
Dear Governor Barbour,
Enclosed you will find a wonderful little volume of poetry by Patricia Neely-Dorsey. Although small in size, this book i...Read Full Post »
|Posted by patricianeelydorsey on December 25, 2009 at 10:21 AM||comments (0)|
Christmastime at our house
Was such a joyous thing;
There was much anticipation of what the day would bring.
For many months prior,
The listmaking would begin;
There were so many things I wanted,
On pure memory I couldn't depend.
I carried handy 'round with me
A trusty little list.
There was not one single thing,
I wanted my parents to miss.
And every year, without a...Read Full Post »
|Posted by patricianeelydorsey on November 27, 2009 at 8:03 AM||comments (1)|
Subject: Wonderful Opportunity!!!!
Please join in a wonderful opprtunity for us to participate together in Celebrating the South!
The Southeastern LiteraryTourism Initiative is an effort towards demonstrating what a major role art (in this case literary arts) can play in showcasing and introducing the tremendous assets and offerings of our beloved region, along with enhancing tourism interest and the influx of greatly needed tourism dollars.
The initiative has alrea...Read Full Post »
|Posted by patricianeelydorsey on November 21, 2009 at 6:53 PM||comments (1)|
The Thanksgiving Holiday is a perfect time for each of us to reflect on all of the things we have to be thankful for and to count our many blessings.
This Thanksgiving we should all express our "Thanksgiving" sentiments to friends and loved ones..and most importantly to THE ONE from whom all blessings flow.
REFLECTIONS OF A MISSISSIPPI MAGNOLIA
When I look back on my life,
I think how wonderful it has been;
To have had the ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by patricianeelydorsey on October 28, 2009 at 1:43 PM||comments (0)|
DID YOU KNOW:
FAMILY HISTORY MONTH
I challenge each reader, to find out more about the rich personal histories within your own individual families..delve into the often hidden treasures held within your family stories.
ONE ROOM SCHOOL
My mother told me stories,
Of the one room school;
Where all the grades were taught together,
As they went by the same rules.
To this school is where she would go...Read Full Post »
|Posted by patricianeelydorsey on October 11, 2009 at 2:13 PM||comments (1)|
Subject: GLOWING REVIEW!!!
Reflections of a Mississippi Magnolia recently received a glowing review in the Fall 2009 issue of Mississippi Libraries
Check it out!!
Neely-Dorsey, Patricia. Reflections of
a Mississippi Magnolia: A Life in Poems.
Jonesboro, AR: GrantHouse Publishers,
2007. 90 pp. $15.00 (paperback)
In Reflections of a Mississippi Magnolia:
A Life in Poems, Patricia Neely-
Dorsey ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by patricianeelydorsey on October 11, 2009 at 2:09 PM||comments (0)|
Subject: Encouraging the kids to Celebrate the South
Hey Y'all !!
I had a phenomenal time on Thursday October 1st at Rust College.
I was one of two featured speakers for the kickoff of their Lyceum/Lecture Artist Series.
The other speaker was my good friend and fellow author John Campbell from Starkville, MS (author of Daydreaming on my Cotton Sack)
The kids..I mean young adults..well how about students (smile) were wonderful !!! There was a sea of b...Read Full Post »
|Posted by patricianeelydorsey on October 11, 2009 at 2:05 PM||comments (0)|
Subject: Celebrating the South/Tallahatchie Riverfest
By now, you ALREADY know what I have been doing today.
Yep...Yep..FOREVER and ALWAYS...CELEBRATING THE SOUTH
Booksigning Today at the Tallahatchie RiverFest
New Albany, Mississippi
It was THE BOMB!!!
Wonderful People, Wonderful Music, Wonderful Networking and ...
THE FOOD!!..Let's just pretend that didn't happen (LOL)
If you've read Reflections of a Mississippi Magnolia, you know...Read Full Post »
|Posted by patricianeelydorsey on October 5, 2009 at 9:37 AM||comments (0)|
DID YOU KNOW: September is Read a New Book Month (yes, seriously)!!!
The man who doesn't read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.
Reading is fundamental,
That's what they always say;
Without it, I couldn't even imagine,
Wanting to start the day.
My mother's love of reading,
Was passed down straight to me;
And wherever it is that I am,
Some book with me, yo...Read Full Post »
|Posted by patricianeelydorsey on August 21, 2009 at 5:42 PM||comments (0)|
AUGUST: National Catfish Month (Yes, Really!!!)
August is: NATIONAL CATFISH MONTH
DID YOU KNOW:
*Farm- raised catfish is the largest aquaculture industry in the United
*Arkansas, in 1963, was the first state to produce farm-raised catfish on a commercial level amd Mississippi was not far behind when it began its production in 1965.
*After 1970, rapid expansion of catfish production in the Mississippi Delta occurred, and Mississippi ha...Read Full Post »