Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Margaret's Grocery: Part 1

Rev. H.D. Dennis

The ark of the covenant

On Saturday, three friends from the Brandon area came over for a photo tour of Vicksburg and a required stop on that tour is Margaret's Grocery on North Washington Street. This is the home of the Rev. H.D. Dennis and his wife, Margaret. We had the great fortune to be able to talk to Rev. Dennis while we were there and it was as great an experience as always. That man has a way with words. He's 94 now, but that hasn't stopped him from delivering the message he was called to pass along. One of the most original folk artists I have ever seen, he built this castle for Margaret a long time ago. The last photo is of the ark of the covenant the Lord instructed Rev. Dennis to build many years ago. 
I have probably taken more photos of this place than any place in Vicksburg. I find something new everytime I go. I'll tell you the rest of the story Wednesday...when we go inside the store!


  1. Hi, Marty ...

    I've always wanted to stop at Margaret's, but never have. I can't wait 'til tomorrow to go inside!

  2. Oh, how I love characters, Marty! Can't wait to see inside the store!

    Sheila :-)