All posts by Amanda Whitney

Lilli and the Animal Hospital of Diamondhead

I want to tell you about my vet and his office staff.  I am an animal person, specifically cats.  And, as anyone with pets knows, your cats or dogs are very important.  We want the best for them that we can afford. Dr. Matthew Moore and his Staff provide that kind of care.  They are very friendly and thorough, but more than that, they are caring people.  They care about me and they care about my cats and they care about all of their clients and their furbabies.  When I lost my Lilli-kitty unexpectedly, in their office several years ago, the Staff cried with me and called several times afterwards just to check on me.  Lilli was a beautiful, green-eyed Russian Blue, and she had my heart.

Dr. Moore and Staff were delighted with the two new kitties I rescued later, Tiger Lily and Stonewall, although my calico, Savannah, was not.  They were also amazed that Stonewall looked identical to Lilli. Yes, a green-eyed Russian Blue.  Stonewall was just a tiny kitten at the time and weighed only 1.5 pounds; a little ball of energy.  He is a whopping 15 pounder now and outweighs my precious Lilli by 10 pounds!  He was actually born on the day that Lilli died, so I like to think she came back in him.  Even more odd, Lilli died on Savannah’s birthday, out of spite, I think, but that’s a story for another day.

Dr. Moore and Staff don’t know about Buddy yet.  Buddy belonged to my best friend who passed away recently after a short illness.  And Buddy is a 10-pound, green-eyed Russian Blue.  Grey kitties are my weakness.

At any rate, the Animal Hospital of Diamondhead has a Pass Christian address but is actually located just on the outskirts of Diamondhead–“out back” as we say in Diamondhead, across the street from Uncle Joe’s Pizza!  Give them a call, and tell them I said, “Hello”!

Animal Hospital of Diamondhead
16840 Kapalama Rd.
Diamondhead, MS
228-255-4144

 

Pass Christian Holiday Boutique

November 13 and 14 are the dates of this year’s annual Pass Christian Holiday Boutique Sale will be held again this year at the Pass Christian Yacht Club, 120 S. Market Street, Pass Christian.

Over 20 vendors will have booths selling their wares ranging from hand-crafted jewelry, clothing and accessories, art, pottery–and many other items.

Come out and get your Christmas Shopping completed early!

Times are as follows:

  • Friday, November 13, 2015  10 am-6 pm
  • Saturday, November 14, 2015  10 am-4 pm

For more information, contact Cathy Kahn at 228.452.2571.  Admission is only $5!

 

 

Katrina Recovery Quilts

Solveig Wells was a master quiltmaker who had a second home on the Coast before Katrina.  When that home was lost, so was Solveig’s extensive collection of fabrics.

Months later, many of the fabric’s in her collection were found on the beach weathered, frayed, and still wet.

To read Solveig’s amazing story of recovery and see photos of some of the 55 quilts she made from her destroyed fabric collection, click here.

The quilts were donated to the Ground Zero Hurricane Museum following Solveig’s death in 2013.  As of this writing, the Museum undergoing repairs and is not open but you can still read Solveig’s inspiring story on their website.

Waveland’s Colorful History

While browsing the City of Waveland’s website, I ran across the “About Waveland” tab that contains some incredible information about  “The Hospitality City”.

While one can look at Beach Boulevard and notice the absence of commercialization but not know that Waveland is the only city on the Gulf Coast which prohibits commercial buildings on its beachfront.  Good for them!  That certainly makes Beach Boulevard all the more charming and inviting, a quiet retreat.

Originally part of Shieldsboro, which is now Bay St. Louis, Waveland became a separate municipality in 1888 and a city in 1970.  Coleman Avenue has endured destruction twice:  once by Hurricane Camille in 1969 and again by Hurricane Katina in 2005.  But Coleman Avenue is slowly coming back as are houses on the beach.

What is now the Ground Zero Museum started out as the Civic Center and was the only building left standing on Coleman Avenue following Hurricane Katrina.  It is home to a hand-cranked carousel that was donated to Waveland after Katrine by the people of Port Townsend Washington.

Many interesting details about the history of Waveland can be found on this website and I encourage you to visit and read all about Waveland’s storied past!