Keeping The Tradition Alive

Well, I’m still not finished with the book (getting close, though), but the Miss Mississippi pageant is this Saturday night. And quite frankly I don’t see how I can possibly call myself a native Mississippian if I don’t take a wee little break from writing and continue our tradition of having a viewing party here on the blog.

This will actually be our 5th annual viewing party – even if we’ve only gotten to see the pageant four times because year before last the live feed didn’t work. Still, though – we showed up even if technology did not, and it seems only right and fitting to show up again this Saturday night.

So. The pageants comes on Saturday night (July 12th) at 8:00pm central. You can watch the pageant on the Miss Mississippi website or on the pro version of the fancy new Miss Mississippi app (links for the app are on the home page of the website).

I’ll put up a post Saturday night about 7:50 central – and we’ll use that post to comment as we watch (provided that the live stream cooperates). This will all be in good-natured, friendly fun, and we’ll be ever-mindful not to say anything mean or hurtful. Mainly we just like to have a safe and happy place to talk about the pretty dresses and share our gratitude for contestants who tap dance or clog.

I am praying that the Lord will show favor on us and allow a baton twirler to make Top 10.

(This is from Miss America, not Miss Mississippi. But I could still watch it 900 times because it’s the pageant equivalent of a pep rally for me.)

The viewing party should be a delightful way to spend a Saturday night. Hope some of y’all can join us for the festivities!

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  1. holly loper says:

    Fingers crossed we can get the baton twirler and the stand up comedy act in the Top 10. Living in Vicksburg, it’s hard not to get a little carried away with it all this week!

    • I’ll be at ^^^ her viewing party. We hear the baton twirler last night had some skills! Here’s hoping to a fun-filled Top 10!!! Cannot wait to read all the comments!

  2. I’ve paid more attention to the Mississippi prelims than I did for Miss Texas last week! Hope to join y’all Saturday night.

    And Sophie, we are missing your blogging.

    Also, SEC media days are next week!

  3. Julie R says:

    That. Was. Awesome.

  4. I have never been more proud to be an Iowan then at this moment.

    One of my former students was the daughter of Miss Mississippi 1977 Mary Donnelly Haskell. Lovely lady.

  5. Chelsea Penn says:

    Isn’t Diana amazing?! I remember this pageant when it was on! Love your blog and book.

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  7. Molly P. says:

    I’m so excited! :)

  8. I am so excited for this again – but geez, it seems like only yesterday that I was downloading that fancy schmancy Miss Mississippi app!
    Glad you have been making progress with the book – and hope Martha had a great birthday (it was Monday, right?)

  9. Love a good pageant, will definitely watch! My sorority sister was Miss Texas a few years ago and talk about EXCITEMENT! I have had a new appreciation for all of the years of hard work that go into being a competitor! Oh and my friend did baton twirling for her talent so EXTRA PROPS!

  10. One of these days, the Miss Mississippi organization is going to make you a judge. You mark my words. :)