Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Merry Christmas!!!

From our pothole to yours.....

Corner of Poplar and Lyncrest


Anonymous said...

Leave it up to the artsy highly educated academic liberals in Belhaven... or the bored house wives got bored bc river hills canceled there tennis match.

Anonymous said...

Well......it is festive!

Anonymous said...

Grew up in Jackson decades ago and was recently there. Never ever seen roads that horrendous. It was like they dropped cluster bombs all over the city. Deep wide holes every street you traveled. They don't even patch the holes. Just WOW.

Anonymous said...

Invite Trump to Belhaven, maybe the city will fill the potholes

Anonymous said...

It looks so festive!

Anonymous said...

@2:57 * their

Anonymous said...

Boo, 2:57...I like it, good clean fun!

Anonymous said...

I bet you’re a pleasure to live with, 2:57.

Anonymous said...

What became Of the city of jackson buying a pot hole fixing
Machine ?

Anonymous said...

That fence would never pass muster in Madison!

Messick said...

Tom Head, comment???

Anonymous said...

"Leave it up to the artsy highly educated academic liberals in Belhaven... or the bored house wives got bored bc river hills canceled there tennis match."
December 12, 2017 at 2:57 PM

The word is 'housewives', not 'house wives'. 'River Hills' is capitalized. The saying goes, "Leave it to the...", rather than "Leave it up to the..." And 'there' should have been 'their'.

Beyond those things, there's the actual CONTENT of whatever it is you're trying to say. If you're attempting to traffic in cliches about what's typical of Belhaven, you've got them all wrong.

First, the neighborhood persists, because it includes two colleges (the two most expensive in the state), and because it is adjacent UMMC. Too, it is convenient to offices associated with state government. And, Belhaven-proper offers an outstanding stock of really fine older homes.

Being a student at a college too rigorous (or too expensive), for most people, or being on the faculty or staff of such a college, does NOT make a person a "Liberal" - or "artsy". People ATTEND such colleges, because they want to make more money, and because they CAN. People teach at such colleges, because they want jobs with benefits, and because they CAN. 'Liberalism' is neither a primary motivator, nor a requisite, either for students, or for educators (although a certain amount of lip service MAY be necessary, depending...).

"Bored housewives" are not common in ANY neighborhood, anywhere in the Jackson Metro. Even among the wealthy, both spouses generally work. High-earning professionals marry OTHER high-earning professionals. Trophy wives are rare. And I would imagine that "bored housewives" are doubly rare in Belhaven.

The neighborhood is populated by students, persons working at the colleges, persons working at UMMC (including interns and residents), Gay professionals (the few who haven't moved to Madison or Brandon), people with offices Downtown, and genteel members of the metro's very few 'old families' (These include people who moved to Jackson, from better parts of the state, during the Seventies, when Belhaven was THE place to live, if you were from out-of-town, and from a genuinely good family - and not just 'Rich White Trash' like most of Jackson's "social elites".).

The neighborhood is more PREPPY than 'artsy'. You're far more likely to run across 'frat-rats' and 'sorority-suzies', than you are to run across 'hipsters' or 'foaming-at-the-mouth-liberals'. Living in Jackson, except for the most severely delusional narcissist, is a pretty good cure for Liberalism. The severely delusional narcissists tend to live in "Fab Fondren". And even in Fondren, people tend to live there more out of necessity (because they're poor and white), than because of any ideological bias. Fondren's simply better/quieter/safer than living in a shoddily constructed 'apartment community' in the boonies.

Anonymous said...

I can assure you that you are sadly mistaken about housewives not being common. In neighborhoods duck as eastparke, Meadowbrook highlands, Eastover etc located in NE Jackson housewives are very common and more normal than not. On my street in Eastover I can tell you of only one wife that works and she is an Ob-gyn. Go to cc of Jackson or River Hills any weekday or highland village for that matter and look around. Usually families in these neighborhoods are non upper middle class but wealthy. Several have houses in hamptons and are elitists snobs.

Anonymous said...

"If you're attempting to traffic in cliches about what's typical of Belhaven, you've got them all wrong."

Shouldn't that be 'about that which is typical of Belhaven...'?

PS: The area you hate most, Madison, ain't got no 'apartment communities'. Now back to your lentils and weed.

Anonymous said...

In NE Jackson housewives are very very common and a bit of the norm... tennis at places such as River Hills is catered to them during the weekday all day. Also, at schools such as JA prep St. Andrews and 1st pres a majority of the moms do not work... again this isn't a knock on the burbs but most of those families are 2 household incomes... in NE Jackson they have a mentality that is similar to that of a socialite. Drives me crazy as a working mom to be one of a very few in my neighborhood to be working. I go crazy if I'm bored all day. I play tennis on weekends with women that don't work and I actually feel good to be seeing patients and not sit around daily.

Anonymous said...

Hey - At least there is hope for this country now that Roy Moore has been put on the curb!

Anonymous said...

You got it 7:46. The status quo was doing an outstanding job of slow boiling the frog!

Anonymous said...

The Hamptons???? You must be thinking of New England. Down here it is North Carolina and Destin. But anyway, we are glad you are here and wish you a Merry Christmas.

Anonymous said...

@ 12/12/ 2:47, Wow! Jealous much are you? Anyone who using tags, name calling and silly labeling like "liberal" and "CONservative," are a part of the PROBLEM and NOT the solution. They are divisive, they seek to be divisive and are what drive, and keep driving divisions in this country! There is NOT one single person, IMO, that's ALL one thought, principle or ideology! There are beliefs of the Democratic party and the Republican party that I do agree with, and I vote MY interest, not the interest of a party! A genuine voter, IMO, does this. Next, what's the problem with a housewife? So what IF there may be some bored ones? This has NOTHING to do with you! If a woman has the CHOICE not to work, and her household can afford this, MORE power to HER. Your post is tinged with the anti-female rhetoric and narratives of many CONservatives. Get over yourself. Any portion of the city of Jackson, I LOVE Jackson, that contributes positively to her growth and prosperity, are ALL good to me!!!

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Your thinking of a couple of families in Eastover. They have about 4 or 5 houses around the US. The Hampton's and Martha's vineyard is certainly the nicest houses they have. Rent it out to the Clinton family and the bush family. Actually Obama rented it for 3 weeks last year.

Anonymous said...

Where are they finding trees big enough to be seen if they are putting them inside the potholes? In many places it would take a large tree just to see the top sticking out.
Maybe if they leave the trees in the potholes it will collect some of the trash on Jackson's streets. Nature will fix the pot holes faster than the workers Jackson hires to do the job.

Anonymous said...

12/12 @ 8:20:

"and because it is adjacent UMMC. "

If you're going to start your epistle haranguing someone over his or her typos it's best not to make any yourself. That should, of course, be "adjacent to UMMC".

Anonymous said...

Yeah, the Eastover McDonalds is my favorite and the new Eastover mall and the Eastover liquor stores too. I guess Eastover is as good as it gets in Jackson but it sure aint Mountain Brook. Heck, even Bridgewater has curbs and gutters! For you snarks, I live in Morton and have a second home in Carthage where the folks are authentic.

Anonymous said...

12/12 @ 8:20:

" "and because it is adjacent UMMC. "

If you're going to start your epistle haranguing someone over his or her typos it's best not to make any yourself. That should, of course, be "adjacent to UMMC"."

December 13, 2017 at 10:46 AM

You're WRONG. 'Adjacent' means 'next to'. 'Adjacent to' is REDUNDANT.

Anonymous said...

2:57 is the same troll who almost always is the first one to comment if the subject is Jackson. They thrive on attention. Please deprive them of it.

Ophelia said...

Oh, my stars! I don't know whether to be thrilled that others have shouldered my heavy mantle of grammar/spelling policement, or appalled!

Anonymous said...

2:14 Well, apparently it's your opinion vs almost everyone else in the world:


PS I know "ad" means "to" in Latin but no one has spoken Latin in a looonnnggg time, especially 'round these parts.

Anonymous said...

11:05, I am not particularly interested in what "almost everyone else in the world" thinks. Apparently, most of America thinks that 'clique' rhymes with 'click', and 'niche' rhymes with 'ditch', while people in MY world pronounce those words to rhyme with 'unique' and 'Corniche'.

Your link hardly provided a definitive answer. In any event, I already KNOW the answer. 'Adjacent to' is awkward, redundant, and inelegant. Apparently, it is OK to use either 'adjacent' or 'adjacent to'. So (and I made an A in 'Logic', at Millsaps, one summer when I was at a relatively EASY school, taking a break with some relatively easy electives), you WERE incorrect to say that my usage was incorrect.

'Adjacent to' vs 'adjacent', lies within that set of linguistic conundra including 'candelabra vs candelabrum' and 'enfilade' vs 'en filade'. The POINT, is that I was NOT wrong.

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