Cushie and Buddy Meek were the grandparents of my best friends growing up. Their farm in Columbia, MS was a wonderland of horses, goats, cows, chickens, pastures, woods, a river and two of the kindest people in the world. Their grandkids talked about them like other kids talked about Mr. and Mrs. Claus. They were right to do so. The Meeks had a magical-loving sparkle in their eyes that instantly made you feel welcomed.