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Mississippi’s Hummingbird Migration | Our Mississippi Home

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www.ourmshome.com – Joy Lucius – 2023-09-12 11:21:30

SUMMARY: A writer in Mississippi enjoyed watching two hummingbirds compete for nectar in their yard. The writer was amazed by the abilities of hummingbirds, such as their fast heart rate and speed. Hummingbirds can hover like helicopters and their wings beat over 50 times per second, creating the humming noise they are named for. Despite their small size, hummingbirds consume a large amount of nectar and insects each day. The ruby-throated hummingbirds seen in Mississippi migrate to Mexico and Central America during winter. The writer mentioned an upcoming Hummingbird in 2023 where attendees can learn more about the birds and witness their banding and release.

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Memorial Day Means More Than a Long Weekend

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ourmshome.com – Nancy Jo Maples – 2024-05-23 10:07:12

SUMMARY: , observed on the last Monday of May since the 1970s, traces its origins to the late 1800s, initially as Decoration Day on May 30 to honor soldiers by decorating graves. The observance was formalized in Waterloo, New York in 1866 and became a national in 1868 with ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery. Over time, it expanded to honor fallen soldiers from all U.S. wars and was officially renamed Memorial Day in 1967. The Uniform Monday Bill of 1968 shifted its observance to create three-day weekends, making it a federal holiday. While it summer's start, Memorial Day also honors those who sacrificed their lives.

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Old Sayings Say It Best

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ourmshome.com – Nancy Jo Maples – 2024-05-22 18:42:47

SUMMARY: In 2020, during a hand-sanitizer shortage due to , finding an old bottle felt like winning a lottery. This experience highlights the relevance of old sayings and proverbs, especially in Southern culture. Southerners are known for their vivid expressions, which are often centuries old and not unique to the South, such as “a wolf in sheep's clothing” and “as poor as owl's grease.” Many proverbs have ancient origins, Biblical, German, Italian, and Spanish roots. Folklore sayings like “let a sleeping dog lie” and “make hay while the sun shines” remain popular and convey wisdom succinctly.

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American Idol Top 5 Finalist Zachariah Smith Drops Latest Heartfelt Single “Rainy Days”

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ourmshome.com – omshome – 2024-05-22 14:44:23

SUMMARY: Mississippi-based singer-songwriter Zachariah Smith released his heartfelt single “Rainy Days” on May 17. The song, inspired by personal experiences, blends soulful vocals with touching lyrics, resonating with country music fans. Dedicated to Shelly Summerford, an inspirational figure in his , it reflects themes of resilience, optimism, and faith. Smith's journey includes being a Top 5 Finalist on American Idol, which led to performing with the band Foreigner. Known for hits like “American Grace” and “Midnight in Mississippi,” Smith explores deeper themes with “Rainy Days.” Fans can anticipate three more singles by summer's end, with updates available on his website and social .

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