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August 30, 2014

MY MISSISSIPPI HOME....GULF COAST BEAUTY

One of the highlights of our vacation this summer, was our visit back to our first home away from home. During our second year of marriage, the darling and I relocated to Biloxi, Mississippi where he was serving in the Air Force at Keesler AFB. The Divine Miss M was born here! The beautiful Mississippi Gulf Coast has been part of our past since early childhood. Many, many, many memories involve our beloved coast! If you have never had the opportunity to visit the beautiful state of Mississippi, especially the gulf coast, then I hope you will enjoy the old majestic southern homes that still exist, It is certainly a "Gone With the Wind feeling!"
 
 
 
On August 28th, 2005. Hurricane Katrina made landfall on our beloved Mississippi Gulf Coast. We were fortunate enough to take a visit back to the coast and capture what remains of her beauty. It was heartbreaking to see what was forever lost. These are some of the remaining Grande Dames of Biloxi, Gulfport, Pass Christian, Bay St. Louis and Long Beach.
Many historic buildings were destroyed in Mississippi, including the cottages and second-story porches around the Beauvoir mansion, home of Jefferson Davis. Hundreds of irreplaceable Civil War-era artifacts from the Jefferson Davis home and museum were either lost or destroyed.
 
 
 
























We hear much about the devastation of New Orleans from Hurricane Katrina. Mississippi lost entire towns along the gulf. Waveland is no more. 238 people lost their lives. It was heartbreaking to see stone slabs left from once beautiful historic homes. Stone steps remain that lead to no where. We loved seeing these ancient magnificent trees that survived hurricane force winds, along with the old shrimp boats. My heart will always hold dear the state of Mississippi!

4 comments:

  1. Poignant...such incredible old homes! It is amazing that anything withstood that horrible storm. I am impressed by those ancient trees. One of these homes has a definite "Twelve Oaks" look.

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    1. It is indeed lovely Vee! So historic and beautiful. The beaches on the coast are man-made but just so fun to visit. I hope one day, you can visit! Blessing to you love!

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  2. Hello, Thank you for sharing these lovely photos! I would of loved to have lived in a house that grand! But maybe my mansion in heaven will resemble one of those Mississippi places. The south in all her glory!
    Lovely as usual!
    Blessings to you, dear friend, Roxy

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    1. Hi Roxy! Thank you so much for visiting. I am trying to catch up on all my blog reading after vacation! So loved hearing from you! Love and hugs to you also dear friend!

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