It's winter, plain and simple.
By the time you read this, it will be
2016. Baby New Year will be waddling
through January at breakneck speed.
The children will be back in school and
doing their snow dance. And you may
be half way through that 10,000-piece
jigsaw puzzle that Aunt Suzy gave you
for Christmas. Yep, it’s winter, plain
And that’s what I like about this
time of year. No frilly leaves on the
trees. No bountiful garden to pick or
colorful fl owers to tend. There’s just
cold weather, hot soup and PARIS!
magazine, plain and simple.
If you’re ready for a tempting hot
beverage, Angie Holmes has gathered
delicious tea and cocoa recipes. Don’t
like hot drinks? There’s even a step-bystep
for an ice-cold frappe. Burrrr….
Paris and Henry County’s students
are well represented in this issue with
Angie Dotson’s inspiring “Save a Heart
Day” at Grove and Leah Watkins’ story
of PSSD students who, even as kindergarteners,
are learning a foreign language.
There’s history galore with Larry
Ray’s great take on the life of Governor
James Porter and Shannon McFarlin’s
inspiring piece on Howard University
President and Paris native Mordecai
Johnson. Susan Jones shares her conversation
with Shannon McFarlin,
author of the greatly anticipated local
history book, As If They Were Ours -
The Story of Camp Tyson, America’s
Only Barrage Balloon Training Facility.
Ready for a chuckle? Don’t miss the
Great Landscape Debate by garden
guru John Watkins. Who knew that
plants were so much like presidential
Finally, hometown heroes Mark
Johnson, Don Davenport and Dr. Kyle
Stephens show up in three, must-read
articles that will make you proud to
call Henry County home.
What? You haven’t gotten your
Helping Hand Calendar? It’s in this issue.
Dining Guide? It’s here. Calendar
of Events? You bet!
Happy Winter….plain and simple,
Editor and Publisher of PARIS! Magazine