Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Golden Anniversaries

Bluffs & Bayous
February 2011
Golden Anniversaries Issue

Amazing. . .It is already February! It simply goes by too fast! (It being life, of course) Our focus this month is Golden Anniversaries, a fitting focus for Cupid’s busy month; and our JoAnna Sproles has interviewed couples who have been married fifty years plus, posing questions about their marriage and inviting them to share with us their wisdom and advice regarding successful partnerships. February is also the month we exalt St. Valentine and celebrate his legacy with millions of his namesake cards. In the medical field, February is Heart Month, twenty-eight days that are all about affairs of the heart. As we select our Valentines this month and read more about heart-healthy living, let’s also take to heart the lessons learned from the lasting romances of our featured couples and take time to reflect on our own relationships. This month we have brought back In the Kitchen with Cheryl’s Family and Friends, a sampling of recipes to discover and enjoy. In this issue, my friend Melanie Burns Kennedy shares some of her favorite recipes along with some from generations of her family. We are thrilled that you have enjoyed our November and December recipes that celebrate our communities’ rich heritage of culinary artisans, and we look forward to tempting you each month with specialty concoctions to try and to taste. Another article of interest, written by Sam Smith, a young writer and student attending Ole Miss, is “Great Escapes.” Our area offers unique and elegant historic venues that entice us to “steal away” for a romantic weekend with that special someone—and all just a quick hour’s jaunt away. Please see some of our advertisers’ specials for week-end get-a-ways as well!Our Up and Coming offers events from self-improvement classes to Mardi Gras events. There is something for all of us to do. Why not take the plunge and try something different? Visit our Bluffs & Bayous towns and communities and stay awhile . . . shop, dine, and tour . . . as you enrich your life along and beyond the Mississippi.