Natchez, Mississippi – Day 5

March 23, 2013

Note: Mary flew from Baton Rouge Airport, Louisiana on March 12 to her home in California. I’m hoping to get her back with me by mid-April. My current plans are to drift SLOWLY north along the Mississippi River to Memphis, Tennessee where I’ll then turn northeast heading for New England for the Summer. Can’t go north too fast because it’s still cold up there! The Mississippi River is rich in history…I expect it to be an interesting passage.
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The motorhome is still parked at the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #1662 in Natchez, Mississippi.

Natchez remained mostly undamaged from the Civil War. Hence this old city with its narrow and many one-way streets remains a beautiful city. To read about Natchez, click this link…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natchez,_Mississippi

Yesterday was an exceptional one…so lots of photos today. I drove the Bronco the about 15 miles over the Mississippi River to Ferriday, Louisiana…a place I’ve wanted to visit for a long time, You can read about Ferriday by clicking this link…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferriday,_Louisiana

Directly to the right unseen in this photo is the Delta Music Museum. You can read about the museum by clicking this link…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delta_Music_Museum

Here are some of the photos that I took…

As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…

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The only qualification to be featured is a person must have come from the Mississippi River Delta region between Memphis, Tennessee to New Orleans, Louisiana…

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In this next photo tour guide Virginia Welsh introduces me to Ferriday’s most famous three cousins…Jimmy Swaggart http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Swaggart …Jerry Lee Lewis
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_Lee_Lewis …and Mickey Gilley…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mickey_Gilley

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The back of Conway Twittty’s denim jacket…

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Including the 30 minute video, I spent a very enjoyable 1.5 hours here. I highly recommend it to you if you are in the area. Virginia, Judith and Jean will be glad to show you around…

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Next, with assistance of the above three ladies, I was able to get an invite to the Jerry Lee Lewis Museum just six blocks away. It has been closed in recent times due to the death of a close family member. This is a living museum…by that I mean it’s in the Lewis Family home with Jerry Lee’s younger sister Frankie Jean still residing there.

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Photography is usually not allowed, but Frankie Jean said it was okay if I did not use a flash…which I never use anyways…

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Oh, how do I describe this delightful Lady???? She is a hoot!!!! Fast-taking and sounding like an excited Loretta Lynn with a super funny sense of humor. Just a neat person!!!! Jean, from the museum who had not been there before, and I spent a wonderful two-hours there as she explained many of the mementos. She is truly one unforgettable lady…it’s hard to picture her and Jerry Lee in the same room!!!!  :)

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Here Jean examines Jerry Lee’s schoolhouse desk…

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Frankie Jean told us Jerry Lee was born in this bed…

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Jerry Lee’s first ever signed photograph…

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A statue of Elvis and Jerry Lee…

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As we were leaving, Frankie jean gave me a Jerry Lee T-shirt. Here’s the front…

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And the back…

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It will be a long time before I forget this day!!!! Here’s the official Jerry Lee Lewis website link…
http://www.jerryleelewis.com/

I’ll explore more of Natchez today.

Enjoying historic places is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

The red dot on the below map shows my approximate location in the State of Mississippi. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

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Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein

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http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2013
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