Margaret’s Grocery (2013)

Things at Margaret’s have changed dramatically since the passing of Reverend Dennis and his wife, Margaret. Although this premier folk art environment was bequeathed to their church, it has been allowed to fall into disrepair. Perhaps past the point of no return. And what a pity.

Margaret and her late husband ran a rural grocery outside Vicksburg on old Highway 61, until he was fatally shot by a neighborhood kid during a robbery. Margaret met Reverend Dennis through the ladies at church. They married in 1979 and began to fix up the place to attract attention, so the preacher could share the word of God.