The Watkins

The Watkins were born and raised in Poscataw and were the closest thing you’d find to local royalty.  Earl Watkins Sr.—affectionately known as ‘Pappy’—was governor of Mississippi in the late fifties.  He was the Huey Long of his time.  Pappy’s son, Earl Watkins Jr., was a successful local businessman.  Earl Watkins the Third was next of kin and well aware that this entitled him to privileges not afforded the average Poscatawn.  If you lived in Poscataw it was impossible not to know that Earl Watkins the Third was heir apparent to the Governor’s Mansion.  The incumbent was ready to retire, and even though the election was still a year away everyone knew Earl Watkins was ready to inherit the throne.

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