Ben Hillyer / The — Natchez Democrat Whether it is in the 1800s, 2000s or any other year in between, some things only a grandfather can do. Texada owner Randy Smith took time out from talking to Spring Pilgrimage tourists to tie  the shoes of his grandson Max Mason Monday morning.
Ben Hillyer / The — Natchez Democrat
Whether it is in the 1800s, 2000s or any other year in between, some things only a grandfather can do. Texada owner Randy Smith took time out from talking to Spring Pilgrimage tourists to tie the shoes of his grandson Max Mason Monday morning.

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Published 12:03am Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Ben Hillyer / The Natchez Democrat —  Max Mason and his cousin Smith Adams play with a train set in front of Randy and Helen Smith’s house during the morning pilgrimage tour.
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Max Mason and his cousin Smith Adams play with a train set in front of Randy and Helen Smith’s house during the morning pilgrimage tour.
Ben Hillyer / The Natchez Democrat — Six-week-old Margaret Moss Mason gets her Spring Pilgrimage debut with the help of her mother Hannah Mason, right, in the same house Hannah’s grandmother Margaret Moss restored and welcomed guests during each spring.
Ben Hillyer / The Natchez Democrat — Six-week-old Margaret Moss Mason gets her Spring Pilgrimage debut with the help of her mother Hannah Mason, right, in the same house Hannah’s grandmother Margaret Moss restored and welcomed guests during each spring.