What I learned on a drive through the South

“Gardens of Memories” sprouted in the red dirt near the road side junk shops and run-down gas stations. That euphemism labeled the signs for a number of cemeteries along the two lane roads we traveled last week in Mississippi. Magee. Mendenhall. Florence. Belozi, Carter, Yazoo City. Every so often, a settlement would pop up, only to fade amongst the pine forest and be replaced by

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