The Lincoln Parish Library is something to behold.
In my 27 years, I have lived in several different cities and visited several different libraries across the country, and by far the Lincoln Parish Library is the best library I have ever had the pleasure of visiting.
Of course my love for literature makes the library a place of solace simply for their diverse collection of books — fiction, nonfiction, biographies, and oh, the poetry. Yet, the Lincoln Parish Library has so much more to offer the community.
For most of my life, I’ve watched my dad labor away fixing other people’s cars — usually at a steep discount — outside our home. Each morning, he would rise early, go to work — first as a mechanic at a service station, then later with the city’s motor pool — then come home and work into the night on various projects.
He kept food on the table, clothes on our back and a roof above our heads. Sure, it wasn’t a mansion, but it was a home –— one that we never feared the bank would take away.
Pomegranate originated in southern Asia and was widely cultivated from India to the Mediterranean during ancient times. From Spain, it was introduced into the Americas by Spanish missionaries during the 16th century. Its colorful, orange-red flowers and dense, bushy growth habit make pomegranate an attractive ornamental.
It was once a popular ornamental and fruiting shrub in the Southern states, but over the years its use has declined. Recently, a resurgence of the old garden favorite has delighted and frustrated many gardeners.