Monday, August 03, 2009

A chance for a second childhood

I wrote this post for my blog but thought I'd put it here too because I am so excited about coming to visit Natchez again after 30 years away. Elizabeth

I grew up in Natchez, Mississippi, and loved it. We moved away when I was 12, and my mother and I were devastated. During the last visit I had with my mother before she died, she told me that the years she spent in Natchez were the happiest of her life.

Here we are at the pageant, a show that the natives put on during the spring pilgimage when tourists could go through the antebellum homes. That's me, my mother and my brother Mike near the picnic. I love the fact that everyone has '60s hair even though we are wearing Civil War clothes.


Thanks to the wonder of Facebook and blogging, I have finally found some of my old pals in Natchez. I've decided to go visit next spring during the pilgrimage and wallow in memories for a solid week.

I've rediscovered some of my friends from Montebello School who are pictured below.


People gripe about Facebook and computers so much -- but they have given me a part of my life back that had seemed closed to me. It's opened up a road and led me back to friends that I thought I'd forever left behind.

6 comments:

Elizabeth said...

I put this up on my blog and some people completely unfamiliar with the south want to know why it is called a 'pilgrimage.'

Can anyone help out with a reason? thanks

Jane said...

I guess because tourist make a pilgrimage to Natchez to visit the homes. Interesting how women started this and opened their homes to tourist and then started the tableaux to give tourist more to do on their visit. I'm sure others have a much more accurate account of this than I.

I look so forward to meeting you and I'm sure our paths must've crossed when you were here. Plan on a long lunch at the Carriage House with the gal pals!

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Elizabeth said...

Jane, thanks. I will really enjoy a long lunch with gal pals.

Casey Ann is getting background on the pilgrimage for me so I will post something when I've assimilated it all.

thanks again for your lovely comment & Casey Ann needs to block Victor's IP address methinks.