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Passion is what drives my subjects and me. Reverend Dennis and his wife, Miss Margaret, for example are passionate about, religion, prayer, and equality, and spreading “the word of God”. What was once Margaret’s Grocery Store is now a shrine to their beliefs and a sanctuary. They have created a church out of an old school bus on their property, that they both have lovingly decorated and adorned with recycled and reclaimed everyday items. For over a decade they have welcomed travelers from all over the world to share their beliefs and their creation. I stumbled upon “The Castle” and Rev. Dennis and Miss Margaret in the summer of 2000 and spent the next 10 years visiting and photographing them I was compelled and still am to share their story with future generation. They have both since passed away, Margaret first then Dennis a few years later at the age of 96.<br />
Now, with the help of others, I am trying to preserve, protect and restore their “palace.” We have founded a non profit the Mississippi Folk Art Foundation." To help please contact me direct. Photos© Suzi Altman Margaret’s Grocery Store is now a shrine to Rev. Dennis and Miss Margaret. For over 20 years they welcomed travelers from all over the world to share their beliefs and artistic vision. The Mississippi Folk Art Foundation has been established to help preserve this important folk art creation.To help contact suzisnaps@aol.com