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Barefoot Southerners

Everyone has heard the phrase “barefoot and pregnant” when describing people from the south. Well, I don’t know about the pregnant part, but I can sure tell you about the barefoot. We southerners love to go barefoot. We often do it snow, sleet, hail, high winds or in any weather thrown our way. You might […]

A Beautiful Sunday

What a beautiful day it was Sunday. The world is looking good in its painted splendor. The redbuds and dogwood trees sing to me. I only wish they could remain all summer. When I was younger, I loved the honeysuckle that volunteered in fence rows. The smell was heavenly and the little trumpet flowers were […]

Remembering the Bunny

Here comes Peter Cottontail, hopping’ down the bunny trail… Hippity, hoppity, Easter’s on its way! Boy, does this song brings back memories (Don’t pretend you don’t know the lyrics)! I remember wondering about that bunny, and how he could cover so much territory on Easter morning. I remember waking up on Easter morning, listening to […]

Love Those Rescue Pets

There is a commercial on television that disturbs me every time it airs. I hear the music and immediately avoid looking at the screen. While I am in total sympathy with its message, it brings tears to my eye, to see the pain. I think many of you probably feel the same. More than likely, […]

Remembering Green Stamps

Did you, your mother ,or grandmother ever collect stamps? Yes, stamps! Not the postal variety, but the green ones, S&H Green Stamps… “freebies”. And, if you know nothing about green stamps, you have been deprived, but, if you had the experience, you are blessed. For those of you who do not know what green stamps […]

Winter Wonderland… Not!

What a week of weather. I specifically asked for snow… not ice. Well, we have seen ice, sleet, and snow in every form, and now I would like for it to just go away. Rarely, do we see snowy or icy conditions that linger on and on, but this week… that is just what happened […]

Let It Snow Just Once

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! I don’t want much, just one this winter! No ice please… just snow, beautiful white falling snow. Oh, and no power outages, I really like living in modern times. I know when we get a snow in the south, all of our friends and neighbors from […]

Remembering Valentine’s Day

Love is in the air, and Valentine’s Day is coming. I’ve had more memories of valentines, candy, and flowers than I am willing to admit. My first memories of Valentine’s Day involves making valentines…red, pink and white…small, medium and large…fat and skinny…misshapen and perfect…decorated in every way my imagination would take me. I made them […]

Grandpa Told Me

I was sitting in the doctor’s office waiting to be released, after getting a shot, browsing the magazines to kill time, when I had an epiphany. The music softly playing in the background seemed to be calling me. I must admit to being just a little shocked, as my favorite genre of music is not […]

Gas Prices and Cruising

It is such a joy to see the gas prices fall below two dollars a gallon, although I have no doubt we will see them rise once again. In the meantime, I am enjoying this new phenomena. I remember a time when gas started rising toward one dollar a gallon, with never a thought it […]

Remembering Romper Room

Today, I’m remembering Romper Room. Do you remember Romper Room the children’s television series of the 1960’s and 1970’s? The program was about preschoolers, children five years of age or younger, set in a classroom setting. Each morning, young children sat in front of TV sets everywhere, watching and learning. My children loved it, singing […]

New Year’s Resolutions

Well, we’re two weeks into the New Year and I am wondering who is still hanging onto their New Year’s resolutions. I do not make them anymore, as I am now wise enough to know, without a shadow of doubt, I will break them, and in a very short time. I once followed the ritual […]

Some 2014 Memories

As 2014 exits and 2015 begins, it is time to reflect on the memories we have made during this year. Some of us have found love, in the form of a new guy/gal, a new spouse, a new friend or a new child. And some have sadly experienced the loss a spouse, parent or other […]

Hanging Christmas Greens

Each year we hang greens around the house, both inside and out. We do it because it is in our memory banks, never questioning why the tradition exists, or at least that applies to me. Well,  here’s the popular “why” behind the tradition. The holly, ivy and beautiful Christmas plants were originally used in pre-Christian times to […]

Christmas Shopping

I don’t know about you, but I can’t believe it is so close to Christmas. I’m simply not ready. I wonder if I might be able to slow down time until I catch up. I guess not, so the only answer is for me to speed up. I love to be finished shopping and gifts […]

Making a List and Checking it Twice

It’s that time of year when children everywhere make a list of the toys they want for Christmas. I remember when my children were young, making the wish list each year and finding Santa to tell him about those special toys on the list. My daughter always happily anticipated the event with giddy joy, but […]