My ole buddy and mentor, longtime Lee County Chancery Clerk John A. “Red” Rasberry, always prefaced his salutations with a grand proclamation, “Thanks to God and the good people of Lee County.”
Even as a young lad growing up on the farm near Plantersville, I understood Red’s attitude and gratitude in his signature statement. Suffice it to say, thanks to God and the good people of Lee County, I will begin my 27th year of service in the Mississippi House of Representatives on January 5, 2010. The Department of Archives and History, which I revere, has verified this to be the longest tenure of legislative service for a Lee countian since the county was formed in l866. I hope and pray daily that my service has not been in vain.
In this most beautiful season of the year it is good to reflect on where we’ve been, where we are, and where we’re going.