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Retro Goodness

Sunday, May 29, 2011

We were in Jackson this weekend for a couple of different reasons, but one of the main ones was to see a speaker at Beth Israel: Rabbi Philip Posner, who was a Freedom Rider that spent 39 days at Parchman.  He was a *wonderful* speaker.  Wonderful-wonderful.  The sanctuary before services on Friday evening:
Beth Israel, Jackson

We had a great time, the boys had a great time, and we finally stayed at the 1923 King Edward Hotel in downtown which has been completely renovated into a Hilton Garden Inn (the room seemed much smaller than all the other HGIs we've stayed at, but it was okay).

One morning, we had breakfast at Brent's Drugs (since 1946) in Fondren, which is such a great neighborhood.  This mural between Brent's and McDade's  was put up last year when filming for The Help was going on here:

Brent's Drugs in Fondren, Jackson MS

This sign welcomes yankees into Brent's:
Brent's Drugs in Fondren, Jackson MS

Inside, oh the retro goodness:
Brent's Drugs in Fondren, Jackson MS

Aqua boomerang laminate?  Oh yes:
Brent's Drugs in Fondren, Jackson MS

Brent's Drugs in Fondren, Jackson MS

Brent's Drugs in Fondren, Jackson MS

I've been here before but this was the first time for the boys who are now big fans of their pancakes (and of course the lemonade):
Boys at Brent's Drugs in Fondren, Jackson MS

Their website: "One of Jackson's Original Drug Dealers" and "Brent's Drugs, Where All of the Employees are Jerks".

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