Saturday, August 14, 2010

Obituary: Dr. William T. Thornton

Dr. William Terrance "Terry" Thornton (1939 - 2010)

Dr. William Terrance “Terry” Thornton, 71, died at his residence on August 9, 2010. Born on July 26, 1939, to the late Garfus Sherman and Letha Hollingsworth Thornton, he was a native of the Parham Community in Monroe County.

Terry attended public school in Monroe County and graduated from Hatley High School, Class of 1957. He earned three degrees, including a doctorate, from the University of Mississippi.

Terry married Betty Ann Rooker of Tupelo on December 17, 1961. Terry taught briefly at Brookhaven High School before returning to North Mississippi to teach science at Milam Jr. High School in Tupelo and elementary science for the newly-created educational programming at WTVA in Tupelo. These lessons were the first educational TV to be broadcast in the state of Mississippi and were watched both by children in the classrooms and by television viewers in North Mississippi, Western Alabama, and Southern Tennessee. After two years in Tupelo, Mr. Thornton was named an NDEA fellow at Ole Miss. When he completed his doctorate, he began his college teaching career at Troy State College, now Troy University. He later taught in the Troy University System at the Fort Rucker Branch and the Dothan Branch.

Dr. Thornton was a man of many talents and interests. He played the piano and organ at numerous churches, social events, and weddings. He loved both reading and writing and was the author of numerous stories, poems, and recollections of growing up in Monroe County. Terry was a popular public speaker and conversationalist. He was a naturalist and bird watcher. Terry taught countless students and teachers to enjoy studying science.

Dr. and Mrs. Thornton have two sons, William Terrance “Teb” Thornton, Jr., (Coleen), Fulton, and James Garfus Thornton (Charlena), New Orleans; his grandchildren, William Terrance III, and Margaret Ann, Fulton, and Charles William, New Orleans; brother, Thomas Sherman Thornton, (Patricia), Amory; and several nieces and nephews.

A Memorial service for Terry Thornton will be held at 10 AM, Thursday at the funeral home with Rev. John Foster officiating. Inurnment will follow in Lann Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 – 7 PM, Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be given to Itawamba Historical Society, Mantachie, 38855-0007 or Sanctuary Hospice House Home Care, 5159 W. Main St., Tupelo, 38803.

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at Arrangements for the Thornton family are in the care of E. E. Pickle Funeral Home, Amory; 256-2644.

Published online on 8/10/2010 courtesy of E.E. Pickle Funeral Home .

Friday, October 30, 2009

Stories from the Hill Country continue to be posted

Hill Country CD Christmas ordering information

by Terry Thornton

Hill Country stories continue to be written and links to all the new articles are at Hill Country H.O.G.S. WebPress (History, Observations, Genealogy, and Stories of the Hill Country of Monroe County Mississippi), click to access.

Earlier stories of the Hill Country are available for purchase on a CD. Nine-hundred forty-seven (947) older articles from Hill Country are included on the CD, Hill Country of Monroe County Mississippi Volume 1. Click here to order. Click here to view the table of contents of Hill County Volume 1 CD.

For other CDs available, see information at left side-bar of this page (click to view).

Christmas orders should be placed by December 1 to assure delivery by December 24.

Update: August 14, 2010 - Online ordering has been suspended. No future orders will be accepted.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

CONTENTS: Hill Country CD




From 2007

001. A first post --- Getting Started

002. Bigbee School Program

003. Hill Country Kiln: Firing the potters clay

004. Hill Country Living

005. Draining the Hill Country: Buttahatchie River

006. Draining the Hill Country: Tombigbee River

007. Tombstones from potter's clay Part 1

008. Tombstones from potter's clay Part 2

009. Tombstones from potter's clay Part 3

010. Tombstones from potter's clay Part 4

011. Draining the Hill Country: Splunge Creek

012. Draining the Hill Country: Weavers Creek

013. Greenwright School, Singing Schools and Music

014. Children Playing in the Hill Country

015. Trace Road School: Funeral and Grave by Rita Thompson

016. Loranzo Dows account of The Neck Breaker

017. Loranzo Dow in Monroe County

018. Inventory of 1822 Household: Objects for Living

019. Elvis Presley concert at Amory

020. Lon and Callie Hollingsworth

021. Plummer Howell family photo

022. Hatley School Class of 1957 Trip

023. Popular given names 1870

024. View of Parham 1: Thornton Store 1941

025. View of Parham 3: Thornton Store 1957

026. View of Parham 4: New Hope Church of Christ

027. View of Parham Store late 1940s

028. Indian Hens in the Hill Country

029. The Tannery: Walls Tan Yard, Monroe County Mississippi

030. Going for an extended visit to the Hill Country

031. Views of the Hill Country 1

032. Anti gravity hill in the Hill Country

033. Views of the Hill Country 2: Gabriel Parham House

034. View of the Hill County 3: Northlight and Lucian Parham

035. Making movies in the Hill Country

036. Oakland Normal Institute 1887

037. Oakland School, Itawamba County, Mississippi

038. Views of the Hill Country 5: Hatley, Mississippi

039. View of the Hill Country 6: New Hope Church, Hatley, Mississippi

040. Views of the Hill Country 4: Hatley, Mississippi

041. Hog Killing at Parham

042. Roads in the Hill Country

043. Views of the Hill Country 7: Parham, Mississippi

044. Zucchini in the Hill Country

045. Views of the Hill Country 8: Faulkner School

046. Baling Wire

047. Amory, Mississippi: Main Street 1920s

048. A departure in pleading

049. Views of Smithville, Mississippi

050. Requiem for a house: Bob Fears House

051. Byrd Evans Parham connection in the Hill Country

052. Sliced bread, milk and ICE CREAM in the Hill Country

053. Hot air balloon crash in the Hill Country circa 1940s

054. Rashering watermelons in the Hill Country

055. Gideon Lincecum, Postmaster in the Hill Country

056. The Helmet

057. Cinderella in the Hill Country

058. Photo essay: Views of the Hills, May 2007

059. Sweet Betsy in the Hill Country

060. Crenshaw Cemetery

061. Polygamy in the Hill Country

062. Alabama Hill Country Family Civil War

063. Frederick Weaver 1st Preacher in the Hill Country

064. Quincy MS: Terrell Store Ledger Part 1

065. Family of William and Ophelia Hollingsworth

066. Gaines Trace in the Hill Country

067. Mississippi Saints

068. Bannie Parham of Parham, Mississippi

069. Educational Television in the Hill Country

070. Hatley School FFA Hill Billy Band

071. Quincy MS: Names from Terrell Store Ledger Part 2

072. Corn on New Ground

073. Skeletons of dead Chestnut Trees

074. Turning on the electricity the first time in Hill Country

075. Grave markers in the Hill Country

076. Quincy MS; Terrell Family and store ledger Part 3

077. Dirt Cheap in the Hill Country

078. Extra R in Amory spells Armory: Amory's Cow Pasture

079. Quincy MS: The Town Part 4

080. Help needed with old picture

081. Hill Country Watermelon Man in Vernon AL 1875

082. Quincy MS: Racial code Terrell Store Ledger Part 5

083. Hummingbird feeder

084. Quincy MS: Goods Prices, Terrell Store 1870-71 Part 6

085. Eurasian Collared Doves

086. Weather signs poems: Drought May be Broken

087. Buying a casket in the Hill Country 1918

088. Hill Country: The Center of the Universe

089. Property Rights of Women started in Hill Country

090. Chickens by mail in the Hill Country

091. Joining the Army in 1957

092. Thornton Family mystery picture

093. Lookout for rain rain rain

094. Praying in Hill Country, poem by Foss

095. Zucchini in Hill Country 2nd Look

096. Bentonite Mountain in the Hill Country

097. Poem: A Bottle of Ink by Foss

098. Rattlesnake

099. Spiderwort, Bluejackets, SnotweedL Natures Geiger Counter

100. Ice Cream Carnival: Purple Passion Time

101. John Sherman Thornton A Photo

102. Phlox in bloom in Hill Country

103. Early Fireworks Display 4th of July

104. Sanctification of Miss Charity Standefer

105. Hands carved on tombstones

106. Why I don't like fire trucks on the 4th of July

107. Poem: The Three Songs by Foss

108. What's in a name?

109. Hill Country Homes: Ridgon Irvin or Francis Munn House

110. Dirt Eater: Pica in the Hill Country

111. Will and Lelia Ritter of Parham, Mississippi

112. Hill Country Homes: Cape Thornton House

113. Two poems: I Might Have Trod the Sunset Heights

114. Lunch at a country store: Primer for Dummies

115. Dirt and Starch Eaters: Pica in the Hill Country Part 2

116. Pottery grave markers Works of Art

117. Linsey Woolsey and Dimity Fabrics

118. Tomato time in the Hill Country

119. Mr. Bud Miller's Fiddle

120. Presley, Cash, and Perkins Hill Country Concert 1955

121. Some country things I'm proud you didn't experience

122. Carbide lamps

123. Purple hull pea time in the Hill Country

124. Landmark Building: Dr. Tubb's Medical Office, Smithville, MS

125. Hill Country barefoot boys

126. Itawamba County 1836-1900 Index online

127. Barefoot boys Update

128. Rabies Scare: Dog Days of Summer

129. Favorite Story Song: Little Omie

130. Indian paint pot or Indian fire bomb

131. Watermelon Man Revisited

132. Yellow eels in Weavers Creek

133. Some history on my patio

134. Estate of James Nelson: Part 1 Appraisal

135. Estate of James Nelson: Part 2: 1840 Public Auction personal property

136. Estate of James Nelson: Part 3 Notes Due

137. Estate of James Nelson: Part 4 Partition of Lands

138. Old fashioned cottage flower garden

139. Poem by Sam Walter Foss

140. Durrett, Jaudon and other Hill Country Families

141. Top Ten Country for Hill Country

142. Hiram C. Edge Family and Home

143. Poem: No Foreigners Need Apply by Foss

144. 350 Postmasters of early Monroe County 1827 - 1950

145. Dr. B.C. Tubb family of Smithville

146. Post Offices of early Monroe County, Mississippi

147. Before running water in the Hill Country

148. Royalty and Rock n Roll in the Hill Country

149. Splunge Post Office in the heart of Hill Country

150. Early view of Greenwood Springs map

151. Early view of Greenwood Springs

152. Edge Family: A second look -- and a short history by Ann Gordon

153. Greenwood Springs Resort Hotel 1906

154. Well Sweep: Lever device to lift buckets of water from well

155. Heat in August in the Hill Country

156. Sipsey Post Office - Greenwood Springs Post Office

157. Poem: An Economical Man by Foss

158. Remembering Elvis Presley

159. Bannie Parham Post Master of Bristow Post Office, Monroe County, MS

160. Hill Country Resort: Greenwood Springs

161. Buttahatchie or Bartahatchie

162. By Jingo

163. Robert Jackson Middleton, Hill Country potter, miller, farmer, merchant

164. Smallpox

165. Photos of old Greenwood Springs

166. Hill Country Sayings

167. Smoking Rabbit Tobacco in the Hill Country

168. Hill Country Mountain needs a name

169. Top of the Hill Country: High Point 1

170. Top of the Hill Country: High Point 2

171. Top of the Hill Country: High Point 3

172. Top of the Hill Country: Three High Points

173. Hill Country Sayings Part 2

174. Itawamba County Mississippi: 8 High Points

175. On name a hill: A Proposed Name

176. On the possible origin of a place name

177. Shhhhhhhhhh! Lets not talk about this

178. Greenwood Springs Resort: Additional Views

179. In the fifth act we all exit together from poem by Foss

180. Bottle Trees

181. Labor Day 2007

182. Welcome to the Hill Country

183. Hiram C. Edge by Robin Linn

184. Dr. Boozer and Dr. Boozer of the Hill Country

185. Hill Country Sayings: On Giving Directions to Strangers

186. Update: What's in a name: THORNTON or THORENTON

187. Meum et teum - MINE and THINE

188. Quare fotched on women

189. Remembering Curt and JoWill Thornton and the War

190. SNITTY the word needs help

191. Fountain pen leaves home

192. The Doctor's Couple is a Doctors Coupe

193. Ox Teams Gee Haw Whoa

194. Judy Howle Photographer

195. Memories of Splunge: Letters by Delores Young Parks

196. Nettleton, Mississippi: NOW and THEN

197. Ride in the Hill Country to the COTTON PATCH

198. Hill Country Bottle Tree

199. Ride in the Hill Country to MOLLY HARMON SPRINGS

200. Toadvine, Bridge, Car: Three Thornton Weddings

201. Warding off evil spirits with glass balls

202. Chart to convert census year to birth year

203. Ride in the Hill Country to COON DOG CEMETERY

204. 10,000th Visitor to Hill Country

205. Kitty Wampus

206. NAKED LADIES in the Hill Country: PHOTOS BELOW

207. Bell Cow: A Natural Leader in the Hill Country

208. Body, Soul, Spirit: BURIAL CUSTOMS

209. Oak Grove School

210. Five Questions: School Memories

211. Wild grapes and Gideon Lincecum

212. Hill Soldier from Itawamba County: Ray Collin Underwood

213. HOGS Blog from the Hill Country

214. Stepmother problems in the Hill Country

215. The Photographer

216. Hot Dimes

217. Five Questions: Games Children Play

218. Haints on the road in Parham

219. Survivor New England Style 1680s

220. What sort of blog do you read? Do you write?

221. First paying joy


223. Buttermilk Pie sort of day

224. Red Barn

225. How did I get involved in genealogy?

226. I won't be by this way again

227. Hugel land der Monroe Grafschaft Aus Hausern im Hugel Land

228. Out Houses in the Hill Country

229. Old people/Water Lilies in the Hill Country

230. Have you ever bobbed for apples

231. Country words and sayings A to Z

232. Justus Gage's Farm House

233. Photo essay: A Special Tree

234. Halloween, Pumpkin, Ghost, Boo, Witch: Surnames

235. Grandmother and the Sailor: 1943, Smithville, Mississippi

236. Fifty-five years of WAMY

237. Hill Country Roads Part 1

238. Hill Country Roads Part 2

239. Hill Country Roads Part 3

240. Hill Country Roads Part 4

241. Hill Country Roads Part 5

242. Hill Country Roads Part 6

243. Postal Route Road: Cotton Gin Port and Millville

244. Frederick Weaver: Obit Abstract

245. zipSkinny Demography

246. Harvest from the blog garden

247. Poem: True Sportsman by Foss

248. Oak Grove School 1913

249. Frederick Weaver: 1853 Obituary

250. Stockton Folding Reed Organ

251. A ghost story from Anonymous: Vara Cose

252. Unusual place for a grave marker

253. Are human males obsolete? Did grandma have an encounter with the milkman?

254. Mississippi Hills Heritage Area

255. The 30 counties of the Mississippi Hills Heritage Area

256. Soybean Harvest in the Hill Country

257. Link to more Hill Country fall photographs

258. Peppertown Iron Bridge Tour

259. Railroads

260. Space Shuttle Discovery over the Hill Country

261. Bankhead Highway: DC to San Diego by way of Hill Country

262. Mola Voodoo My Cat Hattie

263. Hill Country Games: Marbles Playing for Keeps

264. Veterans Day

265. Lye Soap Part 1

266. Lye Soap Part 2

267. Thornton Road Photo Tour Part 1

268. Thornton Road Photo Tour Part 2

269. Thornton Road Photo Tour Part 3

270. Lye Soap Part 3

271. Some potters of Itawamba County

272. Update from Mantachie Elementary School talk about pottery

273. Indian Blankets and Longhorn Cattle

274. Cotton Gin Port

275. Thanksgiving Fable by Oliver Herford

276. Garfus and Letha Thornton of Parham

277. Eatin' Outa the Bully Bucket and other reasons to be Thankful

278. Historic HENRY GREER HOUSE Site


280. New River Gorge Bridge WV

281. Nom de blog: On Signing One's Name --- A Question

282. Mississippi Saints: Mormon Springs

283. Athens Jail: Great Monroe County Courthouse War

284. Cedar Grove Cemetery

285. My Christmas List for 2007

286. Advent Calendar 1 The Christmas Tree

287. Advent Calendar 2 Christmas tree ornaments

288. Advent Calendar 3 Holiday Foods

289. Queens

290. Advent Calendar 4 Christmas Cards

291. G.S. Thornton Gristmill, Parham, Monroe County, Mississippi

292. Advent Calendar 5 Outdoor Decorations

293. Bobby Carter Music legend and Sparta Opry

294. Advent Calendar 6 Santa Claus

295. Advent Calendar 7 Catching Birds at Parham

296. Advent Calendar 8 Chocolate Covered Cherries

297. Advent Calendar 9 Parties, Caroling, Serenading

298. Remembering Y2K

299. Advent Calendar 10 On Giving and On Receiving

300. Rocking Horse: My Ole Paint. I Miss Him Still

301. Advent Calendar 11 Mississippi Slick Over

302. Instant Ancestors

303. Advent Calendar 12 Gleaning the Cotton Fields

304. Advent Calendar 13 Special Events

305. Blog Caroling

306. Gourds and More Gourds

307. Advent Calendar 14 Fruitcake

308. Leg of Man and Leg of Crane

309. Advent Calendar 15 Crow Street Eggnog

310. Advent Calendar 16 Christmas at School

311. Advent Calendar 17 Church Services

312. Where Was I?

313. Advent Calendar 18 Christmas Stockings

314. Advent Calendar 19 Christmas Shopping

315. 20,000th Visitor to Hill Country

316. Advent Calendar 20 I Hear the Bells on Christmas Day

317. Bisy Backson

318. Advent Calendar 21 Christmas Music

319. Advent Calendar 22 Explosion in the Fireplace

320. Advent Calendar 23 Sweetheart Memories

321. Advent Calendar 24 Christmas Eve

322. Index to Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories

323. Merry Christmas

324. Favorite articles at Hill Country in 2007

325. Green green grass of home: Christmas 2007

326. Mississippi: THE FAT STATE: My attempt to become unfat

From 2008

327. Walksheds in the Hill Country

328. Hill Country Obits 1838-1901 A-H INDEX

329. Hill Country Obits 1838-1901 I-P INDEX

330. Hill Country Obits 1838-1901 INTRODUCTION

331. Hill Country Obits 1838-1901 LINKS

332. Hill Country Obits 1838-1901 R-Z INDEX

333. Hill Country Obits 1838-1901 REFERENCES

334. More Mississippi Birds

335. Weird Predictions from your past, present and future

336. Monroe County native Dr. W.A. Evans and Mrs. Abraham Lincoln

337. Putting together a fractured family

338. Some Simple Questions

339. Where Was My Family 100 Years Ago?

340. Ruling Days: Observations and Predictions

341. Unfat Week 1

342. More about bridges and historic Bankhead Highway

343. Mother Monroe for sale and everyname index

344. Are you a power blogger?

345. Murphy Beds and Heirlooms, Amory Regional Museum

346. On Praying Like a Sissy and Splitting Clouds

347. B.M.C. Durfee High School

348. Bead Tree for Christmas 2007

349. Fractured Family Post Revisited

350. Investiture of Sharion Aycock

351. Some Items of Interest

352. My Cousin Lori: One of the Becker Thorntons

353. Unfat Week 2

354. Recollections of winter from Angel Dust to Long Johns

355. Blogs to Spotlight Local or Regional or Family History

356. Elvis and Outhouses

357. Reminder: Bobby Carter at Sparta Opry

358. Japanese Trash to Mississippi Treasure

359. Three Churns waiting to make butter

360. Misc: New Orleans House of Blues Tonight

361. Queues: Forming Lines

362. Harvest from the Blog Garden

363. Hill Country Members of the 2008 Mississippi Lions Band

364. Just my opinion: The Rush To DNA Testing in Genealogy

365. Fruitcake Revisited

366. Hill Country Unionism: Civil War Revisited

367. Unfat Week 3

368. Do you recognize this picture?

369. Making Butter in the Hill Country: Some Terms and Directions

370. Weavers Creek Bridge photo

371. Marriage Certificate: Journey Through Time

372. Mardi Gras

373. Mardi Gras beads to the Hill Country

374. Unfat Week 4

375. McNeil Pottery, Amory, Mississippi, by James Cormany

376. Wind Damage in the Hill Country

377. Do you recognize these folks?

378. Mark your calendar for Sparta Opry

379. New book about Reconstruction

380. Genealogy Parade: Hill Country Float to Watch

381. Bob Andy Pie

382. Mississippi House propose to ban obese from eating out

383. Hill Country KING CAKE

384. Hill Country Games: Mumble Peg

385. Unfat Week 5

386. Elevator Speech: A Seaver Challenge

387. Hill Country Games: Pitching Washers

388. Hill Country Games: Checkers

389. Hill Country Games: Pop the Whip

390. MOJO: Hill Country column starts

391. Hill Country Games: Spin the Bottle

392. Another marker reached: 30,000

393. Souvenir Parham School

394. Short Memoir of a HOGS Blogger

395. Unfat Week 6

396. Hill Country Farm House and Buildings

397. Hill Country Pottery: Crocks and Thimbles by James Cormany

398. Eagles Nest at Bull Mountain Creek

399. Happy Valentines Day

400. Beeks Cemetery: Alphabetized List of Names

401. Hill Country iGene Awards

402. Blog Poems about Hill Country

403. Court House at Athens

404. Unfat Week 7

405. Record Day at Hill Country

406. Telephones in Church

407. Where is Jonesboro?

408. Mush, Grits, Hommeny, Grits and Cornbread Part 1

409. MOJO: Indian Cave of Weavers Creek

410. More Hill Country Blog Statistics

411. Miss Lizzie's Trunk: The Story Continues

412. 43rd COG: Technology

413. Unfat Week 8

414. Presidents in my Lifetime

415. Sparta Opry

416. Mush, Hommeny, Grits, and Cornbread Part 2

417. Place of birth of Office of the President

418. Robins, Waxwings and Eagles

419. Wordless Thursday: Rattlesnakes

420. Happy 25th Birthday: Letha Hollingsworth Thornton

421. Knee Deep in Bluegrass and Sparta Opry

422. Mush, Hommeny, Grits, and Cornbread Part 3

423. Unfat Week 9

424. Are you brave enough to play

425. Dating a Red Eye Singer Sewing Machine

426. Pet Rooster named Michael Jordan

427. May all your genes be happy ones

428. MOJO: Automobile Mishaps

429. McDowell Music Club, Hatley School

430. A little Hill Country snow

431. Bizy Backson: Some links to read

432. Am I of Irish Descent: Hollingsworth Connection

433. Hill Country Creek Dancing

434. Irish Roses, Irish Eyes Smiling: Letha Hollingsworth Thornton

435. Record of Dubious Honor

436. Wall Hanging Curiosity: Interesting and Sad History

437. Hill Country Painting

438. Ultimate Corn Pone Adventure Part 1 Cornbread Gospels

439. Unfat Week 11

440. Hill Country 40,000th Visitor

441. Improved Southern Cornbread Part 2 Cornbread Gospels

442. Heart grabbing word pictures

443. Cornbread Pudding with Corn Whiskey Sauce Part 3 Cornbread Gospels

444. MOJO: Busted Bubble Scare in Parham

445. Walking track, Fulton, Mississippi

446. Features and Families: Hatley Detroit Road, Part 1

447. Unfat Week 12

448. Features and Families: Hatley Detroit Road, Part 2

449. Poem: Bursting of the Bloom by Foss

450. First of Season Ruby Throated hummingbird at Fulton

451. Gone to Texas: MATTHEW BROWN PARK Family

452. Mississippi Bottle Tree

453. My Southern Accent

454. Adding markers or graphics to images

455. Splunge photograph in need of captions

456. Book of Sundials

457. When do you read Hill Country?

458. Cars I've Driven

459. Unfat Week 13

460. Lolcat in Four Parts: April Fool

461. More Country Words and Expressions

462. Beauty's Grave

463. 2010 Census: Low Tech Plans

464. MOJO: Shade Tree Clinics and Privies

465. Turtle Hunter from Kentucky

466. Had to Go to Georgia

467. Unfat Week 14

468. What sort of American are you?

469. I will be an Exclamation Point

470. Witches Hearts

471. Accident near Parham: Death of Savannah Ray 1935

472. Creating an Instant Ancestor

473. An Apology

474. Unfat Week 15

475. VooDoo Happens

476. Weaver Marriages, Monroe County Mississippi 1821 - 1921

477. Sorghum syrup making

478. Two significant photographs posted today

479. MOJO: Night Bus to Amory

480. Ellen Goodman: Honorary HOGS Blogger

481. Hill Country Cemetery featured in Shades of the Departed

482. Tribute to Librarians

483. Occupations east Monroe County Mississippi 1860 Census

484. In Honor of Teachers: Dr. Roscoe Boyer

485. Photo essay: First Rose of Summer

486. Unfat Week 16

487. Cheese Making Antebellum Mississippi

488. Stockton Cemetery

489. Cowboy's Lament

490. A Place Called Home: Weavers Creek Bottom

491. Wine in Aunt Harriett's Demijohn

492. BLOGiversary

493. Visit to Splunge and Grubtoe and beyond

494. Grubtoe Church at Splunge

495. Unfat Week 17

496. Scariest TV Moments

497. Thomas Richard "Bud" Thornton and Harriett Lowe Thornton

498. MOJO: Visit with family and a few old friends

499. A camera and no smile

500. Wordless Saturday: Peony, A Photo by Rita Thompson

501. I REMEMBER ME by Olene Furlow Dykes

502. Some Teachers, Some Lessons: Chopsticks

503. Unfat Week 18

504. Historic Caldwell Cemetery

505. Tribute to Teachers: Hatley School Part 1

506. Tribute to Teachers: Hatley School Part 2

507. Tribute to Teachers: Hatley School Part 3

508. Guest column, Jo Thrower's Cuttin' Through the Woods

509. A Moving Mother's Day Tribute

510. An Observance: Mother's Day

511. Storms and Earthquake

512. Waitin' to be blown away

513. Swappin'' Haircuts, Droppin' Knives, Pitchin' the Crack, Pullin' Bottles

514. Unfat Week 19

515. Thornton Store circa 1940

516. Jail at Memphis Fairgrounds 1955 or 1956

517. Additional section of New Hope Cemetery completed

518. MOJO: Hill Country Teacher, J.V. Hendrix

519. An Invitation Pottery, An Itawamba County Blessing

520. Oklahoma: Thornton Family Reunion 2008

521. Are you a member of the hogsitocracy?

522. Bob Franks' article in Mississippi Homes and Gardens

523. Unfat Week 20

524. First scarecrow 2008: Mr. Hodmedod

525. Argie Wilson: An Inspiring Teacher

526. Good news: Kinder Morgan and Ecosteel

527. Start of new collection: Play Churns

528. MOJO: The Photographer

529. The Swimsuit Edition

530. Walt Whitman Memorial poem by Sam Foss

531. Remarks in a rural church, Elzy Memorial circa 1952

532. Another vehicle I've driven: Update 1

533. Unfat Week 22

534. MOJO: Fire Trucks and the 4th of July

535. New computer, no floppy disc drive, no problem

536. How does my garden grow

537. Almost wordless Thursday

538. New Hope Cemetery

539. Jacinto Part 1, exterior

540. Belles and Beaus

541. Unfat Week 23

542. Stoneware Davis Brothers Crock

543. Boones Camp Booneville Mississippi

544. Looking for the past

545. MOJO: Reconstruction and KKK and Schools

546. Jacinto Part 2, interior

547. Roundup of blogs: Poem lines worth reading

548. Bo Diddle by guest writer Johnie Sugg West

549. One little, two little, three little kittens

550. Family Documents: 1835 - 1910, Hamilton, Mississippi

551. Vesty Nix Whitworth promissory note, May 1, 1864

552. F.F. Whitworth 1861 letter to brother T.J. Whitworth

553. G.W. Garmany, Savannah GA, letter of 1887

554. MOJO: Some Hill Country Place Names

555. 1910 Lease: J.S. Smith to S.P and J.F. Cockerham

556. Photo essay: New Hope Cemetery, Part 1

557. Photo essay: New Hope Cemetery, Part 2

558. Confusing STOCKTON Marker at New Hope Cemetery

559. Photo essay: New Hope Cemetery, Part 3

560. Photo essay: New Hope Cemetery, Part 4

561. Photo essay: New Hope Cemetery, Part 5

562. Photo essay: New Hope Cemetery, Part 6

563. Books read on vacation: It is Well With My Soul

564. New Orleans: The River

565. New Hope Cemetery project: Update

566. New Orleans: The Breakfast

567. Unfat Week 28

568. New Orleans: The Library

569. New Orleans: The Market

570. MOJO: Yellow Eels of Weavers Creek

571. New Hope Cemetery transcription complete

572. New Orleans: The Livestock

573. Do eels wiggle when being cooked

574. Unfat Week 29

575. Turtle, Terrapin, Tortoise: Cooking and Eating

576. Cooking frog legs: Grenouille e la Hill Country

577. Mugwump: Word, Recipe, Political Comment

578. GeneaBloggers Picnic

579. New Hope Cemetery: Link to Alphabetized List

580. Auto Show for Blogs

581. Special day the 26th of July

582. Surnames: Burials at New Hope Cemetery

583. Unfat Week 30

584. Metal Monuments: Shelton-type Metal Marker

585. John Sherman Thornton family photo circa 1915

586. My First Picnic

587. Feedsack fabric: Hill Country Fashion

588. John Sherman Thornton family photo circa 1930s

589. MOJO: Hot or not, Breeze Blows at Lann

590. New Hope Cemetery: Index Book on Sale

591. Reading moss and lichen covered grave markers

592. Hordes of Hummers Headed Home

593. Wood Storks in Hill Country

594. Smithville Mississippi, August 2008

595. Unfat Week 31

596. All Roads to Parham

597. Undate: New Hope Cemetery Index Book

598. Growing up in Prairie: Guest writer, Vic Wilson

599. MOJO: Coon Dog Cemetery

600. Help: Gibson family Part 2

601. Help: Hill Country family Part 1

602. Mississippians in news from Alaska

603. Reflections on my first dying

604. Hill Country Toot, Toot, Toot

605. Unfat Week 32

606. Link to Sonny Scott's The Best of Funerals

607. Thwarted by Thweet Nicknames

608. Sipsey Trail Photo Tour

609. Is it real: Online publishing, writing, reading

610. Splunge, Monroe County, Mississippi

611. Vapid, sapid, fee fie foe fum and other ramblings

612. Blog Action Day Challenge

613. Forever and Never

614. Three articles not to miss

615. Getting to Know Me

616. MRE Dining: Meal Ready to Eat

617. Unfat Week 33

618. Memories of Thornton Store: Dreams of a Rolling Store

619. Albino Hummingbird in Mississippi

620. In Memoriam: Gerald Polley and Larry Polley, brothers

621. MOJO: In search of a hill, a high hill

622. Musical influences from my salad days

623. Association for Gravestone Studies: Look at grave dowsing

624. Certified website

625. Poem: Ode on the Death of a Favorite Cat by Gray

626. Drs Boozer: Three physicians of the Hill Country

627. Unfat Week 34; BMI caculator

628. Vines Family Part 1: Recollection by John Vines

629. Vines Family Part 2: John Wesley Vines family

630. Vines Family Part 3: Vines in the cotton patch

631. A miscellany: Facebook, Jim Cantore, Labor Day, White Hat

632. BOGO: The Helmet

633. Poem: Village Blacksmith by Longfellow

634. Parham Triplets: Recollection by Opal Turner

635. MOJO: When Cotton Ruled Hill Country

636. In Memoriam: Robert Westbrook and Grace Ausborn Carter

637. Ten books used most frequently in writing Hill Country

638. Poem: House by the Side of the Road by Foss

639. Unfat Week 36

640. Robert Nelson Stockton: Unsung Folk Hero of Hill Country

641. Thornton surname: Whats in a name

642. Westbrook Rolling Store

643. Naked Ladies in the Hill Country: Redux

644. Remembering 9-11-01

645. List of items to save

646. Gravehouse, Lann Cemetery circa 1919

647. Poem: We Are Seven by Wordsworth

648. Some observations: Hill County, Mississippi, and the World

649. Unfat Week 37

650. Tobe Falkner family of Splunge

651. Palin-ology

652. Come O Thou Traveler Unknown

653. MOJO: First Families of the Hill Country

654. A Southern Belle and a Capudine Fan

655. Poem: The Listeners by de la Mare

656. Unfat Week 38

657. zipSkinny for selected Hill Country communities

658. Hill Country man in New Orleans

659. Blog Action Day notie

660. New Hope "Coontail" Cemetery damaged, photos by Rita Thompson

661. Charles Word Leverett: RFD Quincy Mail carrier

662. A Distraction of Books

663. Sawmill at Parham

664. Trash and Treasures yard sale

665. Poem: My Dancin' Days Is Over by Riley

666. Unfat Week 39

667. Blog Action Day 2008: Poverty

668. MOJO: Country Words and Sayings A to Z

669. Amory man named Sallie Williams

670. Cast Iron Coffin found in Hill Country: A FISK COFFIN?

671. Cast Iron Coffin with body found in Hill Country

672. Poem: Annie in the Graveyard by Gilman

673. 100,000 Toots for Hill Country

674. Photo essay of orphan: A Visitor at Christmas

675. Unfat Week 40

676. Hill Country Fashion, 1927

677. John Lewis Williams family of Amory, Mississippi

678. Update on corpse and iron coffin found in Hill Country

679. Fact or Fiction: Graveyard Rabbits

680. Poem: The Tyger by Blake

681. Last of the season

682. Unfat Week 41

683. My Emu Egg

684. Blog Action Day: A Lesson Learned in Arkansas by Anon

685. Blog Action Day: Great Depression and Poverty, Two Essays by Ann Gordon

686. Blog Action Day: Hard Times, Getting By, Making Do by Dorothy Cauthern

687. Blog Action Day: Hard Times in the Hill Country by Anon

688. Blog Action Day: One greatest danger of poverty by Terry Thornton

689. Blog Action Day: Poverty, Some Observations by Kathi Major

690. MOJO: Escape from Poverty: Work and Education

691. Tagged by What's Past is Prologue

692. I voted already

693. Announcing: Association of Graveyard Rabbits

694. Poem: Little Orphant Annie by Riley

695. Unfat Week 42

696. Pick a bale of cotton

697. Hill Country Counties and Some Facts About Them

698. Poem/Song: For All the Saints by How

699. Sunflower Harvest: photo essay

700. Unfat Week 43

701. Documents from Pierce/Pearce family of Monroe County

702. MOJO: Slow as Molasses on Cold Morning

703. Silas Leverett and Mary Jane Faulkner Leverett

704. Leverett, Thompson, Brook Families, Lann Cemetery 1919

705. Poem: To Celia by Jonson

706. Have you documents, photos, stories to share?

707. Election Day 2008

708. Dining on Mince and Pieces of Quince

709. Wordless Thursday: Inside Looking Out

710. Home from the mountains

711. Harpers Pictorial History of the Civil War

712. Poem: Proem to Endymion by Keats

713. Regional blog: Itawamba Connections

714. Herbert Parham pictured on Korean War Memorial

715. Remembering the four sons of Richard and Agnes Thornton

716. Heirloom plant: Holiday Cactus

717. MOJO: Guide to Hill Country Farm Buildings

718. My two mothers and Alzheimers Disease

719. MOJO: Bailing wire preceded duct tape

720. Christmas Advent Calendar Links

721. Links to Blogging Articles at Hill Country

722. Links to Books in Hill Country

723. Links to Buildings and Houses in Hill Country

724. Links to Cemeteries and Burial Customs in Hill Country

725. Links to Country Sayings in Hill Country

726. Links to Critters and Plants in Hill Country

727. Links to Elvis in Hill Country

728. Links to Fiction in Hill Country

729. Links to Folk Beliefs in Hill Country

730. Links to Food and Recipes in Hill Country

731. Links to Games Played in Hill Country

732. Links to Guest Articles in Hill Country

733. Links to Hills and Roads in Hill Country

734. Links to Misc Topics in Hill Country

735. Links to MOJO Hill Country columns

736. Links to My Favorite Articles in Hill Country

737. Links to Personal Essays in Hill Country

738. Links to Photographic Essays in Hill Country

739. Links to Place Names in Hill Country

740. Links to Poems in Hill Country

741. Links to Pottery and Stoneware in Hill Country

742. Links to Rivers and Creeks in Hill Country

743. Links to Sampler articles from Hill Country

744. Links to Surnames at Hill Country

745. Links to Teachers and Schools in Hill Country

746. Links to Unfat Me in Hill Country

747. Unfat Week 48

748. Oldest Surviving Grave Marker in Monroe County

749. Nunley Studio, Booneville, MS, 1929

750. Links to Hill Country articles

751. On The Way To Cherry Tree

752. Unfat Week 49

753. Picture for special stocking stuffer: Maggie Thornton

754. MOJO: Help Needed From Hunters

755. Blog Caroling: Angels We Have Heard On High

756. History of Smithville by Jessie Pierce: Index

757. History of Smithville by Jessie Pierce: Introduction

758. History of Smithville by Jessie Pierce: Part 1

759. History of Smithville by Jessie Pierce: Part 2

760. History of Smithville by Jessie Pierce: Part 3

761. History of Smithville by Jessie Pierce: Part 4

762. History of Smithville by Jessie Pierce: Part 5

763. Baby Doll and Sweetie

764. Unfat Week 50

765. Welded Link and Other Poems by Simmons

766. Grave marker symbols series

767. Announcing Pearce Chapel Cemetery blog

768. Arizona and NF Moore

769. Forever and Never first album

770. Unfat Week 51

771. MOJO: Turning on the Electricity

772. A-Surnames, Monroe County census 1820, 1830, 1840

773. B-Surnames, Monroe County census 1820, 1830, 1840

774. C-Surnames, Monroe County census 1820, 1830, 1840

775. D-Surnames, Monroe County census 1820, 1830, 1840

776. E-Surnames, Monroe County census 1820, 1830, 1840

777. F-Surnames, Monroe County census 1820, 1830, 1840

778. G-Surnames, Monroe County census 1820, 1830, 1840

779. H-Surnames, Monroe County census 1820, 1830, 1840

780. Heads of Households, 1820, 1830, and 1840 Census, Monroe County, MS

781. I-Surnames, Monroe County census 1820, 1830, 1840

782. J-Surnames, Monroe County census 1820, 1830, 1840

783. K-Surnames, Monroe County census 1820, 1830, 1840

784. L-Surnames, Monroe County census 1820, 1830, 1840

785. M-Surnames, Monroe County census 1820, 1830, 1840

786. N-Surnames, Monroe County census 1820, 1830, 1840

787. O-Surnames, Monroe County census 1820, 1830, 1840

788. P-Surnames, Monroe County census 1820, 1830, 1840

789. Q-Surnames, Monroe County census 1820, 1830, 1840

790. R-Surnames, Monroe County census 1820, 1830, 1840

791. S-Surnames, Monroe County census 1820, 1830, 1840

792. T-Surnames, Monroe County census 1820, 1830, 1840

793. U-Surnames, Monroe County census 1820, 1830, 1840

794. V-Surnames, Monroe County census 1820, 1830, 1840

795. W-Surnames, Monroe County census 1820, 1830, 1840

796. Y-Surnames, Monroe County census 1820, 1830, 1840

797. Unfat Week 52

798. Buggy Guarantee

799. HOGS Blogger Banner

800. New Years Resolutions 2009

From 2009

801. Data Backup Day

802. My attempt to become unfat: FINAL REPORT

803. My Pet Alligator

804. Who are you I really want to know

805. Year in Review in 12 Sentences

806. Native American Burial Customs: A Review

807. Some artifacts of my life

808. Rod Brasfield buried at Pearce Chapel Cemetery

809. MOJO: Splunge and Splunge -- Two Mississippi Villages

810. Splunge School ball team, diploma, graduate: Ed Middleton

811. More play churns

812. Suggs Churn and Suggs Kiln

813. Literary follies: Lipogrammatic writing

814. Burrough Family: Poignant Story Told in Stone

815. Advice to fellow bloggers re: Word Verification

816. COG 64: Where are you?

817. Completely wordless Thursday: Self-photo

818. Reader help in photograph identifications needed

819. A welcoming fish: The one that didn't get away

820. MOJO: Questionable cures for common conditions

821. Special notice

822. New cemetery blogs

823. Five wives and twenty children of Henry W. Stegall

824. Rita Cauthern Thompson and Doll, 1953

825. Child support 1882 style

826. Revolutionaries in Monroe County

827. MOJO: Pet Alligator Wreaks Havoc in Parham

828. New blog: BOOK OF THE DEAD

829. The Seasons Change

830. Sartor Cemetery inventory posted

831. Alfred Monroe Smith and Helena Murff Smith: My Great-Great-Grandparents

832. Photographs of Sartor Cemetery Grave Markers online

833. Updates and Links: A Miscellany

834. Bethlehem Cemetery inventory now online

835. MOJO: Clark Telescope MA to MS connection

836. A new chapter added to the Book of the Dead

837. New Monroe County Blogger and Blog

838. Another new chapter added to the Book of the Dead

839. What is hiding behind that tree? The John Posey Grave Marker

840. Chapter 14 added to the Book of the Dead

841. Some interesting symbols on the grave marker of W.O. Silas

842. Special notice: On medical leave

843. MOJO: Its good enough to make religious errors

844. Cox Gilliland Cemetery: An almost forgotten cemetery in Hill Country

845. A Hill Country Afternoon Drive

846. Gilleylen Cemetery # 2: List of Burials and Photographs

847. First you have to get a milch cow

848. Field trip to Monroe County with guides

849. Largess of the Hill Country

850. Hill Country articled selected

851. Major update to New Hope Cemetery blog

852. Divination using Daisy Petals

853. Jones Cemetery, Highway 23, Smithville, Mississippi

854. Recommenced reading: Memories of Games We Played

855. Baker Word Cemetery inventory and photographs online

856. Update to Johnson Family Cemetery information

857. Pease Porridge

858. Singing and thinking like a Mockingbird

859. A Trip to Shiloh Cemetery and to Holliday Cemetery

860. Shiloh Cemetery Inventory Now Online

861. Computer down: Off for the week

862. Update and good news and miscellany

863. Hummingbird season is on

864. Photographs of all grave markers at Pearce Chapel Cemetery

865. Riggan Chapel Cemetery inventory and transcription online

866. MOJO: Taking shelter from storms

867. Stopping at a country graveyard on a sunny April day

868. Siloam Cemetery inventory and photos onine

869. The Old House Place

870. Burdine Cemetery now online

871. On a freshly graded gravel road in Hill Country

872. Growing of Gourds and More Gourds Part 2

873. Stopping by a graveyard Part 2: Guest writer Marty Davis

874. Fried biscuits: My favorite breakfast

875. Springfield Cemetery now online

876. An Easter story

877. Sims Word Cemetery now online

878. Information needed on William H. Weaver 1818 MS to 1839 TX

879. Pleasant Hill Road, Gattman and wild blooming things

880. Seymour Prater, Saint Anthony, and Spit Spat Spo

881. And the Splunge and the Sipsey runs through it

882. MOJO: Peach tree tea and behavior modification

883. Crenshaw Cemetery Transcription now online

884. Outside the fence at Crenshaw Cemetery

885. Thornton Family reunion 2009

886. Some often overlooked early landowners in Hill Country Part 1

887. Special Notice

888. Hill Country article selected

889. Some often overlooked early landowners in Hill County Part 2

890. Some often overlooked early landowners in Hill Country Part 3

891. Bill Miles, author, at Itawamba Historical Society

892. Some often overlooked early landowners in Hill Country Part 4

893. Thompson Cemetery aka George Stanford Cemetery online

894. Some often overlooked early landowners in Hill Country Part 5

895. Some often overlooked early land owners in Hill Country A Summary

896. Some often overlooked early land owners in Hill Country Part 6

897. Great American Splunge Road Yard Sale

898. Green Heron in the Hill Country

899. Benefit Sales and Work Day at Itawamba Historical Society

900. Treasures from Saturday's Splunge Road Yard Sale

901. Hill Country article included in best of the GeneaBlogs

902. Hill Country: 2nd Anniversary

903. Bartahatchie Outback in the Buttahatchie River Bottom

904. In search of other new Hill Countries

905. John Ashcraft

906. In search of . . . Part 2 -- FOUND

907. Mapping the flu

908. MOJO: Aunt Dorie and Uncle Dorey Nosey

909. North Harmony Road

910. Benefit sales and work day at Itawamba Historical Society

911. Outside the fence burials at Gilleylen Cemetery # 1

912. American Tulip Tree blossoms in the Hill Country

913. Harmony Church Cemetery transcription online

914. Gilleylen Cemetery # 1 transcription online

915. Baking bread with Terry Part 1

916. Baking bread with Terry Part 2

917. Baking bread with Terry Part 3

918. Baking bread with Terry Part 4

919. I'm baking bread for sale at Itawamba Historical Society

920. New Monroe County blog started: Boggan Cemetery

921. No computer access

922. Bread baking article spotlighted

923. MOJO: Recognition for Hill Country Veterans

924. You are invited to talk about old time burial customs

925. The days of my life according to WOLFRAM ALPHA

926. Don't you love it? Aren't you happy too?

927. Liberty Grove Church, Itawamba County

928. Guide through the Puckerbrush Blog Awards for Excellence

929. What is growing in my yard Part 2

930. What is growing in my yard Part 1

931. What is growing in my yard Part 3

932. What is growing in my yard Part 4

933. What is growing in my yard Part 5

934. What is growing in my yard Part 6

935. What is growing in my yard Part 7

936. What is growing in my yard Part Prologue

937. Until further notice

938. Notice Hill Country will resume August 1 2009

939. Welcome to Jamboree and to Hill Country

940. A look ahead at Hill Country

941. A must read: Heritage in danger of being destroyed

942. MOJO: My First Picnic

943. Heritage and History BEING Destroyed

944. Memorial Service for Amos McKinney, 1st AL CAV USA

945. New Search Feature LIJIT

946. My short tenure at GenealogyWise

947. Welcome to Terry Thornton's Hill Country

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