In Celebration of MHS Class of 1958

In Celebration of MHS Class of 1958

A Tribute and Celebration

We were the class of 1958, members of the Greatest Generation as well as children of the Greatest Generation. Born in 1940, we are also called members of the Traditional Generation.

Our childhood, post World War II, "was the best of times . . . it was the age of wisdom . . . it was the epoch of belief . . .it was the season of Light . . . it was the spring of hope . . . we had everything before us . . .we were all going direct to Heaven . . . ." (A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens.) At least, that's the way I felt about it. We were truly blessed.

- Ouida Tomlinson -

This blog is a place for 1958 graduates of Meridian, Mississippi, High School to stay in touch, post their news, items of interest and photographs.

CLASS OF 1958 MEMORIES (Click to read all posts relating to sports, honors, graduation and other memories of our class in 1957-58.)




Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Hemingway's Connection with Piggott, Arkansas

Harry's hometown Piggott, Arkansas, is where Hemingway's in-laws, the Pfeiffers, lived. He wrote "For Whom the Bell Tolls" in the carriage house. Paula, a Vogue editor, was instrumental in getting his work published, and probably responsible for his fame. After their divorce, his career dwindled. Harry's father Marcus was a favorite hunting buddy of Hemingway, and he was invited to go on a 1932 African Safari with him, but Nellie, Marcus' wife, told him, "If you go, don't bother to come back." It seems that Hemingway was a big drinker and risk taker.

1 comment:

Martha Markline Hopkins said...

So Hemingway and I have something in common. Both of us married someone from the little town of Piggott!