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The summer of 1973 was hot. Temperatures consistently hovered around 90 with 75 percent humidity. Not unusual for a Mississippi summer, but culture shock for Sheila Adams, a new faculty member in the fledgling nursing program that had just begun at The W. "By mid-afternoon, we would be dripping," Adams recalled. "It was a real adjustment for someone who grew up in Virginia."
On a neglected part of West Capitol Street in downtown Jackson, two men are sitting on the steps of a former church, at loose ends on a sunny spring morning.
Life is a series of confluences. Just ask Ferrell Tadlock, staff attorney with the Mississippi Court of Appeals.
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