Late breaking news! And simply the MOST exciting thing to happen in Pearlington, Mississippi since the day Katrina arrived. We have a ....gee, what do I call it?....We have a Hot Dog Stand down the street!! Two blocks away on Highway 604, within walking distance from the camp stands "Hattie and DW's". I stopped by when I saw the brightly lighted cart in a parking lot. Hattie was inside "practicing". She doesn't officially open until tomorrow. Eventually she wants to offer breakfast, lunch and dinner. But for now she's just doing lunch and dinner. I saw a hamburger inside the cart. Folks say she's going to cook corny dogs. And a little girl looked up at Hattie in the cart and asked about funnel cakes. And, yes, she's going to serve those, too.
I can't tell you what a great feeling it was to hear voices and see people walking around. Until now, Pearlington has had only two places to get food: the gas station on Highway 90 and Turtle Landing. You have to drive your car to get to those places and they're not kid friendly places. This will be a great place for kids to spend their parents' money.
It's a small step, I know. But such a refreshing one to witness.
I'll try to add a picture tomorrow so come back then. Also if you came for my regular Wednesday words of wit and wisdom, scroll down to that entry.