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John Lennon

Before and during the Great Depression, my grandfather, William Emmitt Newell, was a small truck farmer, living and growing his crops in the red dirt near Marion, Miss., just outside of the “Queen City” of Meridian. Granddaddy raised turnips, tomatoes, potatoes and corn, gathered fresh eggs and sold chickens to city folks who missed the […] Read More

In his 1971 song “Imagine,” John Lennon shared his vision for a world in which bridges were built over divides, peace reigned instead of war, selfless concern for others replaced selfish ambition, and global harmony was found. “Imagine” is a perfect title for this hope-filled ballad because it takes daring imagination. It requires a wildly […] Read More