Visiting in Mississippi
While in Mississippi, I got to spend some time with direct descendants of Hezekiah Mitchell, Adam’s youngest son.
Jerry Mitchell and his family took me to the Mississippi State vs. Auburn football game. To spare embarrassment, I won’t mention the score! But I had a wonderful time with the family.
Jerry’s father babysat Lulubelle while we were at the game. When we returned, he said, “Mr. Bowles, I read your book. The stories that you told are the exact same stories that I’ve heard of all my life from my ancestors.”
The whole family was welcoming and friendly, and knowing that another branch of the family shared the same stories gratified me and reinforced what I’m doing in telling the family stories.