Van and Mary Lowry Jr. marked their 50th wedding anniversary on March 14, 2018. They were married at Valley Forge Army Hospital in Phoenixville, Pa.
Van is the son of the late Van and Yvonne Lowry Sr. of Hattiesburg. Mary is the daughter of the late W. Clark and Lucy Robertson of the Goss community.
Cookbooks have been written for myriad reasons. The earliest cookbooks were records of foods prepared so that other people could re-create dishes. Some cookbooks are vanity books — pure and simple. Other cookbooks are loving and earnest compilations of recipes to raise monies for one deserving cause or another.