Mississippi Goddam

I was born and raised in California however, my entire family is from Picayune Mississippi (a city you have probably never heard of before). Picayune is about 45 min from New Orleans and despite my California up-bringing, I absolutely love Picayune. I spent many of summers and holiday breaks since the age of 7 in my mother's hometown. All of my relatives live in walking distance from each other and everyone knows everyone. I find so much tranquility in just sitting on the porch catching up with my cousins. Last summer while visiting, my mother told me that a street was named after my great grandpa John Hunt. I stood on the street and cried as I felt the whispers of my ancestors. "Herstory."