In Northern DeLisle (pronounced Da Lil) of Pass Christian, there is a hidden subdivision that I've driven past over a hundred times in the last 10 years. I've never been interested in the area. I just assumed it was a subdivision that had been started and then abandoned. There isn't anyone I personally know who has ever mentioned the place nor do they live there. The front of the subdivision is a simple paved driveway, lovely brick sign, and it's surrounded by trees with no sign of development. I had some time to kill yesterday and we decided we would turn down the road. After we made the first corner, I realized that I had been missing out on such beauty! The woods open up to a development, maybe 40 houses - I could be exaggerating this number. Paved roads, concrete sidewalks, and French Country homes! Each home was perfect. Magazine perfect. I was amazed. Sidewalks are a luxury in our area, primarily because driving is much more convenient to Southern Mississippians. And to stumble across a development like this in a rural area was even more of a luxury.
The school bus had just run, children were walking to their homes, families outside welcoming in their children and playing in the grass. A modern day Mayberry exists in Southern Mississippi. I invite you to drive through Magnolia Walk.