"Everyone calls me Ms. Betty. I was born and raised in Iowa but married a Mississippi boy and moved here in 1961. People come to the Feed and Seed for horse, pig, and cow feed. You can also buy live chickens and rabbits--anything for the farm. And to think we are within walking distance of the Alluvian! It don't belong in Greenwood! People are now gussying up all these old buildings and this town is coming back. I believe Viking has been the best boost Greenwood has had in my lifetime. Knowing it was by a local boy makes it even more fantastic. And I think he's nationwide."
IMAGE: Photograph by Jonathan Worth
Last updated: Aug 1, 2006
LIZ WELCH is a National Magazine Award-winning journalist who has written for The New York Times, Real Simple, Glamour, and Inc., among other publications. She is the co-author with her siblings of the recent book The Kids Are All Right, a highly regarded memoir of her childhood. @lizmwelch