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This Christmas, I wrote a children’s story, The Christmas Wonderland at the Natchez IP, to honor the Natchez International Paper Company Christmas displays.   For many years, the Natchez IP Christmas displays always made the Christmas season delightfully magical.  Years ago, the International Paper Company was closed and the displays were removed.  To this day, whenever I see Christmas decorations I fondly recall the Natchez IP displays and the long lines of cars waiting to experience those entertaining holiday scenes.         

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I believe for over 70 years, Natchez, Mississippi was graced with the most interestingly amazing grandma ever; my Grandma Charity.  Grandma Charity was never acknowledged by the Governor of Mississippi or the Natchez City Council.  No, Grandma Charity never knew fame.  But, she definitely possessed super powers of wisdom and tons of unconditional love.  And, not one person who interacted with her was able to resist improving themselves.  Even though Grandma Charity is no longer with us, her selfless deeds continue to fuel and influence many generations.  So, on Grandparents’ Day 2009, Grandma Charity is dubbed as Grandparent of the Century.

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