Making new friends in Pearl River County

Published 7:00 am Wednesday, March 9, 2016

When I first began at the Item, I didn’t know anyone here.
Throughout the years, I’ve had some acquaintances that lived in the area, but never friends.
Since then, my situation has changed significantly for the better.
I’ve met so many people that I’m proud to call “friend.”
On a daily basis, I stop people and ask them if they want to have their picture taken for our Good Morning feature on the front page. Here, I would like to thank everyone who has participated.
There’s a local gas station I like to stop at and get Good Mornings. One, because there is always a variety of people there and two, I get the chance to say hello to Gina, Stephanie and Cyndi.
They have quickly become some of my favorite people here. They are kind, with a little bit of sass and humor thrown in the mix.
They have also helped persuade a somewhat unwilling Good Morning candidate to smile for the camera.
At almost every event, I often see the same people, including local author Mary Beth Magee.
She is a very active member of the community, a great writer and offers many words of encouragement regarding development of my writing skills.
Then there’s Andy Greenwood, who runs the airport in Picayune. He also takes pictures at many city functions. At first, I thought him a quiet man, but like me, once you get to know him, he is talkative and knows how to gather everyone for a picture.
He was once a great comfort to me when I was having a problem and, unbeknownst to him, helped me make a very important decision at the time.
There are many more friends I have made here, too many to mention here, but I know you know who you are.
All of my new friends here have made my transition from Hancock to Pearl River County an enjoyable one.

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