Anne Burkart

Anne Burkart is a Mississippi journalist and playwright.

Most Recent Articles by Anne Burkart:

Naming the Puppies

Jul 30, 2014 — Anne Burkart

Nothing quite prepared us for the impact 8 paws would have on our lives.  My Mother, Evelyn, next door, my husband, Skip and I found the antics of the little pups to be the best entertainment around.  We spent more and more time sitting on the back porta cache where the puppies would roll onto their backs, belly up for rubs and tickles.  When they were not running around tumbling and chasing, they were in our laps basking in all the attention their little hearts desired.  There was only one thing they lacked: names.

Hunting chairs, bagging puppies

Jul 13, 2014 — Anne Burkart

Whenever a story about dogs, cats, horses or other animal companions come my way, I have to read it.  There is just something about animals that lowers blood pressure, floods the brain with melatonin and soothes the spirit.  Part of the appeal is that animals do not fret, worry or plan.  They are in the moment.

Love Letter

Apr 30, 2014 — Anne Burkart

Community Expressions Magazine

The letter was in a box of old memorability we received from our kinfolk, Martha Harris Kilby.  It is perfectly preserved on top quality, official stationary with an impressive letterhead and is dated April 13, 1942.  The envelope is addressed to Mrs. T.W. Harris and stamped with the official embellishments of the Mayor of Columbus, Mississippi’s office.

Flying Lessons

Apr 16, 2014 — Anne Burkart

Community Expressions Magazine

One warm night in June our son hustled us outside to see a most enchanting sight. For months we had heard an owl hooting from deep within the thick wooded portions of our property.

Singing your own Christmas!

Dec 9, 2010 — Anne Burkart

Type in the name of any Christmas song and see what the little puppets do.

Pop Quiz for Our Time

Aug 15, 2010 — Anne Burkart

imageDear Reader:

How about a little pop quiz. I’ll make it easy for you by giving two possible answers. Here goes:

1. Who said this about America: “My friends, we live in the greatest nation in the history of the world. I hope you’ll join with me as we try to change it.”

Answer: Democrat Barack Obama or Elmer Fudd