Vacation Postcards: Lou’s Candy Kitchen, Edwards

MissPres is on vacation this week, but we’re sending postcards back from Mississippi’s past.


Categories: Edwards


7 replies

  1. enjoy the vacation. Love the photo.


  2. OMG – what a “blast from the past”!!! Miss Lou’s Candy Kitchen (owned by Miss Louise Williamson) sat directly across from my grandparents’ house on Hwy 80 as it runs through Edwards. In the days before I-20, this was the primary east-west artery across the state, and all the tourists as well as the truckers came right by here. This little shop was an air-conditioned oasis in the 1960s, and the fudge, pralines, and divinity were to die for!

    In the rear of the photo you can see the now-lost brick Edwards school building, and the white “EDWARDS” letters that remain on the hillside in the curve. When I was in California last year I met a young woman at the University of California-Merced who was a 3rd generation transplant from Mississippi to California but said her grandfather helped build that sign.


  3. Looks like my kind of place! I can’t wait for more postcards!


  4. Thanks for the memories!
    On every trip through Edwards I recall those sweet candy memories from childhood and ponder exactly where the tiny street-front shop was located. Thanks to you and Kathleen I now know that it must have been on the third driveway from the turn, or at least on the east side of the third power pole. I will look more closely on my next trip to Coker, and feel at home on highway 80 once more.
    Bob Adams


  5. LOVE this photo!!!


  6. I just read a verse in Dr. Norman Vincent Peale’s, Positive Thinking Bible and in one of the “story” boxes, he mentions a story about a Mrs. Lou in Edwards, MS along route 80, etc. her humble beginnings, her losing her husband and her finding her courage and Faith picking herself up and recognizing her own abilities; making candy, Thanks for putting a photo to that story. Very, very cool…….


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