The Elms Bed And Breakfast
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... the antiques, but wasn’t very knowledgeable about all. She just wasn’t a very good presenter. No pictures can be taken inside the house. As we were leaving there was a bride, groom, and their mothers working with a staff person to plan a wedding. Bet that’ll cost a pretty penny.
Lunch was a treat. We went to Mammy’s Cupboard. It’s out on the highway away from town and very busy for ...
The singing was very good especially by the African-American vocalists who did songs from Porgy and Bess. Overall, it was an enjoyable evening.
Interesting note: Program notes included that the writer for the tableaux was Greg Iles, (yes the author who lives in Natchez), one of the queens was Madeline Iles and production assistants in several roles were Geoff Iles and Mark Iles. Clearly it was a family affair. ...
... It was built by Gerard Bandon, son of the first native-born governor of Mississippi. It has the expected large porch with columns and large rooms with high ceilings. It’s furnished with lovely antiques from the period, but is not overdone. The family who owns it lives in the lower level mostly below ground and uses the upper levels for a bed and breakfast, weddings and events.
... and signs which explain the Trace and things that happened along it.
The Natchez Trace is, historically, an old Indian trading path which was used by white traders in the 1700’s and 1800’s. Businessmen (aka traders) from the north would float their wares down the Mississippi River to Natchez or New Orleans. There they would sell them, deconstruct their boat/barge, sell the wood and ...
... acknowledgement that all this "greatness" was achieved while invading and occupying someone else's land, namely the Indian. The Indian contribution, if at all, is described as "pre-history" - what that means, I think, is that culture only began developing with the white man. You - the Indian - didn't write it down, we - white man - did. Whomever controls the past controls the future. and that's why we're in charge and you're not. What happened to ...