Summer 2012

Cover of the summer 2012 issue of Catfish Alley

Mennonite teens at softball practice at South Haven Mennonite School in Noxubee County, Miss.

A Peaceable Kingdom: The Mennonites of Noxubee County

Jones’ Landing
Retro, recycling and imagination meet in Wayne Jones’ and Petie Bell’s one-of-a-kind retreat

Birds of a Feather
The homeland is never that far away for these British Isles’ expats living in the Deep South

Two Days in Corinth
Take a trip to Corinth, where “X” marks the spot and slugburgers are, thankfully, not what you think

Hot House Flowers
Get ready for the harvest, ladies — summer’s crop of bohemian-style silhouettes and vibrant prints is in


Editor’s Letter

Our Contributors

Book ReviewEmma and Tom Richardson’s review of Joshilyn Jackson’s A Grown Up Kind of Pretty

The Avid Reader — Five books for every young adult reader’s summer list

One QuestionWho would play you on the Big Screen?

3 Inspired PeopleMargaret Copeland, Luberta Taylor and Patty Hudgins are women with a mission

At the RootNPR’s Gestalt Gardener Felder Rushing is “all wet” when it comes to water features in your garden

MusicmakerFrom touring with Johnny Cash to truck stop acclaim, Artesia native Mack Banks has accumulated his fair share of tales … and at 78, he’s still telling them

Food for the SoulChef Jay Yates of The Veranda gets creative with black-eyed peas’ pot liquor … plus, 32,000 skillets of cornbread can’t be wrong

A Letter HomeAfter almost nine years in London, Columbus native Candace Partridge is still saying “y’all,” and rightly so

Social CallAdele Elliott explores the Southern state of matrimony, and a look at who’s been out and about

Restaurant ReviewA guide to area eateries, plus Miss Moonpie pulls up a stool to the counter at Bill’s Hamburgers in Amory, Miss.

Parting Shot