#2,684 You Had Time + Tickets.
by Erin Napier
I found myself thinking today about the music and books that influenced me so much in my growing up years. I remembered this book on my desk, and how I loved it as a 9th grader struggling to feel like I had a place, a tribe to fit into.
I remembered the Ani Difranco songs I loved so much then, too. I had a conversation this past week with our friend Allison about a song by her called You Had Time, about how beautifully nuanced the live version of it is on the album So Much Shouting, So Much Laughter. I picked up my guitar and recorded it to send to Allison.
It felt good to sing that old song I haven’t thought of in so long.
We went by the Mercantile on a mission this afternoon. We’re speaking at Mississippi Magazine’s (coincidentally titled) Mississippi Mercantile event May 5-6 that celebrates shopping locally all over our state and we’ll have a booth for our store there, too. We’ve got 10 free 2-day passes and hid them all over the store for some lucky shoppers to find tomorrow/today/Saturday.
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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!