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Special Day Honors and Remembers the Mothers in Our Lives

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ourmshome.com – Nancy Jo Maples – 2024-05-12 06:50:43

SUMMARY: Mother's Day is a time for celebrating and remembering moms. It's noted for being the third most attended church service of the year and the busiest day for restaurants. The falls on the second Sunday of May, established officially in 1914 by President Woodrow Wilson but conceptualized in 1908 by Anna Jarvis to honor her mother and all mothers' contributions. The day has become highly commercialized, with Americans spending over $30 on gifts, flowers, and dining out. Despite this commercialization, many mothers desire quality time with their families and a break from chores more than anything else.

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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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Chef Regina Charboneau: Natchez Native and ‘The Queen of Biscuits’

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ourmshome.com – Rebecca Turner – 2024-05-20 07:53:08

SUMMARY: Every good biscuit is made with love, and Natchez, Mississippi, the title of Biscuit Capital of the World since 2008, home to Chef Regina Charboneau, the Queen of Biscuits. Raised in Natchez, Charboneau pursued culinary experiences nationwide, opening Biscuits and Blues in San Francisco and returning home to establish a culinary legacy. Natchez celebrated IHOP's biscuit menu addition in 2023, enhancing its biscuit fame. Chef Charboneau's secret lies in her unique biscuit technique involving a mix of margarine and butter, with laminated dough for flaky layers. She shares her skills at her Saturday brunch and cooking classes.

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