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Walter Redden

02/18/2015 - 3:11pm

A few days ago I bumped into James Meredith. He was relaxing while reading his Bible and drinking coffee at his favorite “hangout.” He closed the Bible and we had a chat.

Mr. Meredith took the time to tell me what was...

02/04/2015 - 6:47am

Shopping for pajamas turned into a nightmare at the store.  I walked from one end of the store to the other and I could not find a sales person.  I was about to give up when a kind lady who was folding towels came to my rescue. ...

01/29/2015 - 4:19pm

It is amusing – it is troubling and very much against the state code – that there are so many unconcerned people driving vehicles who are violating the handicapped parking spaces.  Since I have a handicapped tag on the rear of...

01/22/2015 - 4:23pm

What would my mother think about this new Washington, D.C., educational dream commonly referred to as the Common Core standards for grades K-12? These Common Core standards were adopted in Mississippi in 2010. The Board of Education requested...

01/08/2015 - 9:27am

For a number of years, I have been going to my favorite friendly and believe it or not painless dentist. Each visit thus far has been routine. Now what? Last week, the routine visit collapsed.

After an X-ray, my dentist friend reported...

12/22/2014 - 4:27pm

Christmas time is here.

I am in the mood for a change of pace; a real change of pace and a change of the pounding news of murder, shooting, killings, rape, arson - burning of home and burning of apartments, wrecks, the daily vehicle...

12/15/2014 - 4:58pm

Wyatt, I read, with keen interest, your column on the birth of the Republican Party in Mississippi.  I certainly “take my hat off” in solid and sound congratulations to Wirt Yerger and many others who did not flinch from all...

11/04/2014 - 11:57am

The traffic moves fast on Old Canton Road. As you well know, Old Canton Road is a major thoroughfare in North Jackson. My residence, for 53 years, is in the vicinity of the intersection of Ridgewood and Old Canton Road.

I travel up and...

10/24/2014 - 3:26pm

The washing machine and the dryer are located next to the back door. As you go out to the carport, the two laundry items are very permanent. They have been located in the same spot for 50 plus years.

One day I was rushing out the back...

10/07/2014 - 10:42am

This all started because of a long, loose shoelace that was dangling on the floor.  I did not trip on the shoelace, but came close.  My balance is poor, but I did not fall.  Falling, at my age, can be dangerous.  Trying to...

09/16/2014 - 8:26am

A few days ago when the 6.0 earthquake shattered the beautiful wine country of Napa Valley, Calif., my heart and prayers went out for a long-time friend, John Shafer. I rushed to the phone as I heard and saw the damage, destruction and...

09/04/2014 - 12:49pm

John Lewis, a man with a most talented background – and certainly a man with a versatile and accomplished military and professional career - was guest speaker at the Walter Scott Coffee Club that meets each Saturday morning.

As a...

08/13/2014 - 10:01am

Could the forest be named for me?

Thoughts and speculations dawned on me that I was all lined up and was ready for the good news about an inheritance. Big or small, I was anxiously waiting. This daydream turned out to be an exciting...

08/05/2014 - 2:03pm

Dear Editor:

The cheating scandal in the Mississippi public schools made the headline of the Clarion-Ledger Sunday edition June  29, 2014. This problem is a disgrace and leads to shame. Blame the cheating problem on poverty - that...

07/29/2014 - 11:52am

On July 27, 1953, armistice was signed in Korea. Only a few years before that date, the city of Seoul was completely destroyed. The smoldering ashes, the plumes of smoke and the short edges of building remains still linger in my mind. The...

05/02/2014 - 3:15pm

Since our health is a bit on the shaky side, our private doctor suggested that we (Annette and I) consider home health.  This came as a suggestion and not as an arm-twisting thought.  The doctor quickly relieved us in saying the home...

04/16/2014 - 4:02pm

When did you learn to read? How did you learn to read? Was learning to read a big mystery? Can the time and the place be remembered of our early childhood reading habits? Within the huge umbrella of reading, what is a good, solid definition of...

03/07/2014 - 8:08am

My friend, John Allison Clark, is a 33rd degree Mason, the highest honor given to a Scottish Rite Mason. A few weeks ago,  Clark received a surprise invitation to attend and to be a candidate for the ancient and accepted Scottish Rite 33rd...

02/20/2014 - 3:16pm

A few days ago I saw love and honor in an excellent form. The event happened quickly – just in front of me – and I was impressed.

Because so much “bad news” is seen on TV, my hope and wish are to be surprised...

02/13/2014 - 3:13pm

I decided to venture out and do the house laundry. I did not know what was about to happen. I made a super goof.

Annette was not feeling well, so I volunteered for the laundry job. It became a difficult strain. I collected all the...

01/26/2014 - 9:31am

Occasionally I lose a matching black sock. Then a scavenger hunt occurs – simply because all my socks are black.  Recently, a sock was missing so I ran my hand deep in the dresser drawer, hoping to discover my missing sock, but...

01/16/2014 - 3:53pm

As of late, I have been in charge of buying groceries – not as a chef, but as a fellow member of the household.  This new assignment has been fun,  because I get a chance to visit with people as I go up and down the aisles of...

05/30/2013 - 11:14am

An American hero, Col. Ken Cordier, retired, was the guest speaker at the Saturday morning meeting of the Walter Scott Coffee Club.  Some 35 members were present.  Col. Cordier, a U.S. Air Force combat fighter pilot, was shot down...

03/12/2013 - 3:23pm

 

How stupid can you be? On the coldest day of the year, thus far, I pulled the most brainless trick of a lifetime.

The daily paper is very reliable because the carrier is most dependable. Each morning he places the paper...

10/26/2012 - 3:39pm

A letter from the Korean-American Presbyterian Church of Jackson stirred my interest. This letter from Pastor Hoonsang Won was cordially inviting me to their Sunday service on September 30.

This is a special event for Korean...