Mississippi Smiles

From the moment he first saw her, her smile won his heart and his abiding devotion. That endearing smile from Mississippi said to a boy from North Carolina, “I’d like to know you.” For forty years, they learned from each other that marriage is a gift. They cultivated a lasting relationship that kept on giving to each other. Indeed, the greatest of Jean’s gifts to him were her countless “Mississippi smiles.”


--Richard Thorne