"How old would ya be, if ya didn't know how old you was?" - Satchel Paige. My purpose in creating this blog, Meridiana, is to identify and capture an essence of those people, places and things that have contributed and, in some cases, continue to contribute meaning, texture and enrichment to the lives of those of us who grew up in Meridian, Mississippi during the ‘50s 'n' ‘60s. And, maybe i'll add a few surprises, too.
"They sicken of the calm, who knew the storm." - Dorothy Parker
"Those who wander are not necessarily lost." - J.R.R. Tolkien
"You can safely assume that you’ve created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do." - Anne Lamott
"A maid laughing is half taken." - anonymous Elizabethan poet
"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read." - Groucho Marx
*You don't really understand human nature unless you know why a child on a merry-go-round will wave at his parents every time around and why his parents will always wave back." - William D. Tammeus