2014 Spring Break - Mississippi Day-Trip
On Wednesday Sarah, my brother Steve, and I took an excursion into Mississippi to visit the B.T.C. Old Fashioned Grocery in Water Valley. B.T.C. stands for Be The Change, as in the Ghandi quote, "Be the change you want to see in the world." You can read more about the city and the B.T.C. Old Fashioned Grocery in the New York Times.
While we were so close, we decided to visit Oxford, the home of Ole Miss. We walked around the Courthouse Square a bit, then drove through the Ole Miss campus.
Oxford had a lot more to offer than we had time to see, but we had to visit Rowan Oak, the home of William Faulkner.
As we were getting out of the car at Rowan Oak, we heard some type of alarm or siren. A woman who arrived just behind us could see the puzzled looks on our faces. She told us it was a test the campus conducted weekly. As we talked to her, we found out her husband is a writer named William Boyle. His first book has just been published. The title is Gravesend. It is named after the Brooklyn neighborhood where he grew up. I have not read the book yet, but it looks interesting. Check it out for yourself.