#1,590 Checkups + Canton.
by Erin Napier
I had post-op follow up appointments with my 2 doctors in Jackson today. Dr. Moore gave me nothing but good news. A great visit all around.
Dr. Nicols told me my gallbladder is still suspect and that he feels sure it’s going to be coming out in my lifetime. Sooner or later. My appendix needed to go—it was looking bad, but there’s no guarantee my gallbladder wasn’t also causing my attacks. So, that might be in my future if I’m ever sick again. But we’ll just hope and pray that won’t happen, right?
We were done doing medical stuff by 4:00, so we made a few stops along the way home. Like, for instance, at Williams Sonoma.
And Anthropologie where I swooned over these bowls. Bowls!
And after that, I asked Ben if we could go through Canton because somehow, I’ve never been there before. The movie capital of Mississippi! What with the McConaissance going on, I felt we would be remiss if we didn’t. I made him take my picture in front of the famous cafe/law office on the town square from A Time to Kill.
Then we passed by the house from My Dog Skip, which I sort of remember. It’s been years since I saw it.
But I’m very very very familiar with O Brother, Where Art Thou (Clark, Daddy, and Ben can recite the movie from beginning to end—they could put on a community theatre production) and recall the scenes filmed around the courthouse.
After a short visit, we were on the road headed back to Laurel on winding, shaded country roads. Really country. Like, what Mississippi must look like in your mind’s eye to you folks who haven’t been here before.
At least, I hope this is what Mississippi looks like in your imagination.
I hope it’s not the sopping wet with sweat look as shown in A Time to Kill.
You should visit it in person sometime. It’s really a lovely place, despite what you might’ve heard.
Well, Ben does sweat pretty hard in the summer. I mean. Probably more than Ashley Judd.
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I’m Erin Napier, co-owner of Laurel Mercantile Co. and Scotsman Co. with my husband, Ben. I’m an artist and he’s a craftsman and we help people moving to our town find and restore old houses on HGTV’s Home Town. In an effort to count my blessings, this journal has documented only the good things that happen on each and every day of my life since January 1, 2010. I am a wife, a daughter, a homebody, a bubble bath lover, a book reader, a sentimental, stressed out, slightly obsessive southerner. Welcome!