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Biltmore in Fall

Mother Earth continues to ready her world for the onslaught of fall colors. The weather is cooperating, giving relief from the smoldering summer days. Memories are vivid, just like the beautiful fall colors. One memory is of a trip, with friends, to Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina. It was fall and the colors were […]

Good Seasons and Bad Seasons

Have you ever noticed cable/TV programming seems to be much like a roller-coaster, with lots of ups and downs, some slow starts, as well as some head rushing dives. Year after year, we wait for the perfect shows to fill the fall line-up and tweak our interest, providing entertainment for the cold days ahead. Sometimes, […]

Spiderwebs, Frogs, and Raccoons

Well, fall is here, and much too soon might I say. It seems only yesterday we were experiencing spring. I’ll have to say, we certainly have had an unbelievably hot summer. But, what will our winter bring? I recently noticed spiders had built numerous webs at the highest peak of my cathedral windows, making it […]

Let Fall Begin!

With August in the double digits, schools in session, and the orange flying again, it must be the beginning of Fall.  Fall or Autumn marks the transition from Summer into Winter.  Where we live, Fall is usually considered to start with the September equinox.  Autumn or Fall runs from the day after Labor Day through […]

Mountain Trails

Mountain trails, swinging bridges, log bridge, waterfalls, creeks, rock climbing, and crawdads are plesannt memories of the hiking world of my younger days. I can remember hiking with my husband and children when the kids were younger (and so were we). Of course, picnics were also a part of the festivities. We usually had a […]

Tomatoes and the 4th of July

July 4th is definitely the time for home grown tomatoes. I remember waiting for the juicy fruit to ripen, with many trips to the garden to see if that would be the day I could finally eat the luscious, juicy, ripe, tangy, succulent tomatoes! One thing I knew for sure was that the 4th of […]

Memories of an Older Jefferson City

Sometimes I get so caught up in my daily life, I forget to remember! When I get into that mode, something usually happens to kick me back to those wonderful times, stored in my memory banks. Times when life was a little more leisurely, and not so fast paced, zooming by like a whirlwind. That’s […]

Father’s Day

Father’s Day is coming! The day to celebrate our love for our fathers. If you celebrate with your father, or the father of your children, you will make memories. And if your special father was not with you, then you will be remembering. Maybe you will make memories and remember. That is where I find […]


Remember when computers were seen only in futuristic sci fi movies? Wow, do things change. They are now an essential part of our daily lives. We cannot live without them. It is amazing how our language has evolved through the years due to this phenomena. Not too many years ago, a window was simply something […]

Graduations Past

It is that time of year again, when my mind travels to graduations past. For me, graduation is always filled with conflicting emotions. It is the end of something tried and true and the beginning of a new chapter in the life for the graduate. I certainly have been to my share of graduations and […]


I was thinking the other day about how many of my friends have nicknames. It seems that we Southerners are famous for giving nicknames to everyone. When I was a child, I was dubbed Cotton Top because of my white hair. I can remember, even as an adult, walking down the street and hearing a […]

Getting Old

Facebook posts are quick to suggest that I am getting older, with questions such as, If You Remember This, or the equally disturbing Age Test. The inference is that to remember is to be old. Based on this, I must be older than dirt, as not only do I remember them, it doesn’t seem that […]

The Master Painter

I don’t know about you, but I love this time of year. The world is so fresh and beautiful. I look out my window and see a fabulous pallet of color, as if the “Master Painter” has dipped his brush in spectacular colors and painted our earthly canvas. The Red Bud trees never fail to […]

Memories of Easter

With Easter this week, my thoughts have ventured to Easter’s past. And, while I now love the Easter feast and all the wonderful food associated with it, my childhood memories involve egg hunts, chocolate bunnies, and Easter frocks. Egg hunts were so great. I have always loved the feel of fresh new grass in the […]

The Fun of Whitewashing

One of the more famous scenes in the movie about Tom Sawyer was the whitewashing of a fence. After Tom got into trouble, Aunt Polly punished him by making him whitewash the fence. Tom manipulated other boys into completing the job for him, even paying for the privilege of doing so. By the time the […]

Industry in Jefferson County

I was talking to someone a couple of days ago about industry in Jefferson county. As we talked, she mentioned that in earlier decades people had gone out of the county to work. I’m sure some of residents did go to work in different counties, but when I was growing up in Jefferson City in […]

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