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Finding Madge – The End of the Road

Finding Madge – The End of the Road

on Jul 20, 2013

As the car eased out of the motel parking lot, a thought was nagging in the back of my brain. Was I wasting my time?  Any contemporaries of my grandmother were long gone. Maybe too much time had passed.   This whole quest had begun by happenstance.   Opening a shop to sell my vintage collection was a conscious act to declutter.  Naming the shop Madge’s Hatbox,...

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Finding Madge – Kemper County, Mississippi

Finding Madge – Kemper County, Mississippi

on Jun 17, 2013

Finding Madge – Kemper County, Mississippi With Miss Thelma’s canned goods safely tucked in the back seat, we headed off to the ‘big city’ of DeKalb, county seat of Kemper County, Mississippi.   Our destination?  The Kemper County Historical Museum.   Miss Thelma put in a good word for us since the museum is only open by appointment, .   We were a bit...

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Finding Madge – Back to Mississippi

Finding Madge – Back to Mississippi

on May 10, 2013

Finding Madge – Back to Mississippi That spring Madge was back on the road. A social commitment in Dallas allowed a road trip through Mississippi. The plan: spend a couple of days in Scooba plus do some archival research in Jackson. It was finally time to try to put the pieces together on grandmother Madge’s Hat Shop in Scooba.   Base Camp was...

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Scooba Update – Progress at Last!

Scooba Update – Progress at Last!

on Mar 29, 2013

Scooba Update – Progress at Last!  When visiting Scooba last year, the downtown was in ruins.   What was once a vibrant commercial district now was literally falling down.   Now I’m pleased to report that a group of concerned citizens has formed the Scooba Focus Group to foster economic growth and town beautification.   This a dispatch is from...

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Finding Madge – Scooba Mississippi

Finding Madge – Scooba Mississippi

on Jul 23, 2012

Finding Madge – Scooba Mississippi Madge and Mr. Madge left Atlanta on Friday on our trip to Scooba to find my grandmother’s hat shop.  We made it to Birmingham, Alabama by lunch.   Then, for several hours we wound through the rest of the state on two lane roads until we were over the border and in Scooba.  It was hot and muggy and we could hear...

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