Category Archives: Diamondhead

Rotten Bayou–St. Joseph Cemetery

Just a very short distance from Diamondhead, right out the back, is a 122-year-old,  40-acre cemetery is one of Hancock County’s oldest, and it is famous for it fences–Rotten Bayou Cemetery.  Many of the names familiar to all local residents are on headstones:  Cuevas, Moran, Ladner, Dedeaux, Dubuisson, Necaise, Hoda, just to name a few.  A partial listing of the indexed graves can be seen at the referenced website as can directions.  More extensive and detailed information about the cemetery can be found here.

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

 

Ducks in Diamondhead

Ducks Meander in Diamondhead
Ducks Meander in Diamondhead

A frequent and well-loved sight in Diamondhead is that of the ducks and geese meandering across the road, stopping traffic in both directions, checking out whatever is on the other side.  Most are either on their way north or south and have stopped for a “layover” in Diamondhead for a bit of a rest.

These feathered friends can be found at various times gathered around the churches, the Community Center, City Hall, or all around the duck pond, munching on the goodies they find in the well-groomed grasses and shrubs.  Feeding the ducks is a favorite past time for residents, especially young children, and you will frequently see folks stopped, with the ducks and geese gathered all around them, clamoring for their fair or not-so-fair share of the bread and sometimes corn being handed out.

Occasionally, one of the birds will be injured somehow–maybe by another bird or other animal, rarely by an automobile.  Such was the case several years ago.  In passing the Duck Pond on several occasions during the same day, I noticed a goose that stayed on the ground in the same spot all day, which is highly unusual.  Curious, I stopped to investigate and found the goose had an injured foot and could move about only minimally, just enough to get into the water for safe keeping at night.  I started going by every day, feeding him, and having to outsmart the rest of the flock to do so.  This worked well until I went out of town for a couple of weeks and enlisted the help of some friends to care for “Goosey Goose”.  One of my friends was very close to a local vet and shared Goosey’s story with her.  Well, the upshot was that, by the time I returned to Diamondhead, the vet had very carefully rescued Goosey, repaired his mangled foot as best could be done, and had taken him to live out his days in luxury on her farm.  Many thanks to the kind vet!

So, if you are in the area, stop by the Duck Pond in Diamondhead.  There is a shaded deck in addition to picnic tables.  You might get lucky and see a rare “traffic backup” of four cars in both directions, patiently waiting for the ducks and geese to amble across the street!

Mississippi Coast is Growing | Now Hiring

We always love to feature great things happening on the Coast of Mississippi. This includes sharing job and career opportunities. Well we have just gotten word of two new openings. Thornhill Construction, a Mississippi Gulf Coast high-end home builder, is looking for a couple great associates. Thornhill Construction is looking for dependable people who are sales oriented. They’re hiring a project foreman who can take over job sites and be very dependable to get jobs done. They also need a sales associate to manage potential customers, cold call and work directly with clients. Thornhill is one of the Mississippi Gulf Coast’s premier home builders and is located in Bay St Louis, Mississippi. Jason Thornhill, the owner of Thornhill Construction, has been building beautiful coastal homes for years now, and his dedication to his clients and employees is outstanding. If someone wants to get into a job that is innovative and top of the line, Thornhill Construction should be your choice. Thornhill offers competitive pay and stellar incentives. Let Jason and his team know if you’re interested today! Their business is growing exponentially as the market moves, so be sure to be ready to work and serious about sales. Thornhill’s business is set to improve in 2014, and Coastal 90 is so glad to hear of this growth for the Mississippi Coast and its residents. Their team of project managers and salespeople are excited about investing and building for the future of the Mississippi Coast. Check out some of Thornhill’s beautiful homes at www.thornhill-construction.com.

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Thornhill’s standards are a cut above the rest, and that’s why they’re looking for the best possible people to get the job done! Check out their bath and kitchen renovations and see what they can do for clients. They’re hiring serious leaders in their field of work and only looking for the best! Check out the work it takes to make a Thornhill Home! Coastal 90 can’t wait to take pictures of some more beautiful homes and happy people on their way to living the coastal dream. If you want to be apart of building that experience, contact Thornhill Construction today!

 We have included a form to apply directly to Thornhill Construction.

The Mississippi Gulf Coast Winter

Winters on the Mississippi Gulf Coast can be some of the most confusing months of the year. The weather can go from an amazing spring day to an arctic storm causing ice to threaten the roads. When weather permits, the Mississippi Gulf Coast during the winter months is a quaint and peaceful place to be. During the winter months, one can find countless activities to stay busy and, more importantly, stay warm. The winter months are a perfect time to explore the Mississippi Gulf Coast because there is always something to get into at anytime. It is a perfect time to try something new from cooking to camping.

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There is no better time to plan a camping trip along the Mississippi Gulf Coast than during the winter months. The warmth of the fire is reason enough to pack your tent and light out for parts unknown–or at least into the back yard and a campfire and somores!!!. The view of the night sky is a most rewarding aspect of camping anywhere but especially on the Coast. Going out into the wilderness with your tent is a great way to enjoy the winter months along the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Looking up into the cosmos while lying next to a fire that you built is rewarding form of relaxation. Taking a detox from technology and everyday responsibilities by camping during the winter months on the Mississippi Gulf Coast is highly recommended.

The Mississippi Gulf Coast has an almost unlimited number of events to enjoy during the winter months. The Wavefest celebration, having their 14th annual event, is a great way to spend the day listening to music and if you are feeling energized participating in the 5k they host. My favorite part of this festival is the pirate costume contest. Another great way to spend the day on the Mississippi Gulf Coast is by attending the 14th annual Gulf Coast Veterans Day parade; it is a great way to have a fun and exciting afternoon with your family. Also the Gulf Coast Veterans Day parade gives us all a great opportunity to celebrate, appreciate, and show our respect for the women and men who dedicate their lives to serve our country. The men and women who serve in the United States armed forces are to be celebrated, especially our veterans living on the Mississippi Gulf Coast; military is a large part of our culture and what better way to show respect than attending the Gulf Coast Veterans day parade.

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All and all the Mississippi Gulf Coast is a wonderful place with tons of amazing atmosphere and cultural experiences. The winter season can be viewed as a time to hide away in your house making soup or it can be used as an opportunity to go out and have an all around great time. With so many events going on along the Mississippi Gulf Coast, how can one logically stay indoors? This is why the Mississippi Gulf Coast is thriving during the winter months.

 

The Mississippi Gulf Coast Thrives in the Summer

The Mississippi Gulf Coast is a wonderful area year round and is one of the busiest areas of Mississippi. On any given day of the week, you can find many events that can bring a smile to every member of your family’s face. The Mississippi Gulf Coast is thriving during all the seasons, but it is my opinion that the Coast is at its best during the summer months. The summer months on the Mississippi Gulf Coast brings in a lot of revenue from travelers for the many events during this time of year. There is never a dull moment here on the beautiful Mississippi Gulf Coast!

Flying kites on beautiful beaches.
Flying kites on beautiful beaches.

Living or visiting on the Mississippi Gulf Coast during the summer, you will find that there is always fun stuff to do. The coast is well equipped with many local business from antique shops to some of the most amazing restaurants. The Mississippi Gulf Coast has some of the greatest restaurants in the country featuring a wide variety of culinary styles. The nightlife is almost sure to bring a smile to your face. The Mississippi Gulf Coast is jammed packed with casinos, bars, and many other exciting places to spend your next night owning the town.

 

The events held during the summer months on the amazing Mississippi Gulf Coast are surely to amaze even the most intense critics. Some of the countries hottest musical acts make their way down to the coast to play in the concert halls and the casinos. The Mississippi Gulf Coast hosts one of the countries most successful custom car shows during the summer. Scrapin the Coast brings tourists from all over to look at and present these modified works of art. If you are looking for another experience, you can find a handful of events more suitable to your taste. One of my favorite events is the amazing firework displays on the 4th of July, the lights in the sky reflecting on the water just paints the ultimate picture.

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One of the biggest reasons the Mississippi Gulf Coast is thriving during the summer months is because of the great-tasting shellfish known as the crawfish. The crawfish boil is a sacred tradition for Southerners that most experience as many times they can during the summer; no one can get enough of the great tasting fresh water lobster. As soon as crawfish is in season, the demand for these tasty little mud bugs is in high demand. Attending a Southern crawfish boil during the summer should be a pilgrimage experienced by all; the hot sun, spicy crawfish, good friends, and cold beer is something everyone should experience at least once in a lifetime. Not only are crawfish good to eat but they are also good for the economy and pocketbook of the fisherman along the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

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The Mississippi Gulf Coast is a thriving meca during every season, but during the summer months, however, it is especially fantastic. There is never a dull moment on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The amazing shops and restaurants can keep you busy during the day and the many casinos and bars are key components to a night on the town. The Mississippi Gulf Coast always has some form of event going on that is always fun for the whole family. Last but not least, the crawfish on the Mississippi Gulf Coast are the greatest aspect of the summer.