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I just quit watching a television series. It’s nothing important. The series was a comedy show that was popular about twenty years ago. Television shows seem to come to me late. A new … more
All the recipes here would be called artisan...made with traditional and imported ingredients, non mechanized equipment and assembled by elbow grease. From 50 years of watching southern cooks set … more
If you think fruitcake season is over you are wrong.  It’s been around a long time.  I am told that after the civil war, when there were more widows and spinsters than men left in the … more

My camper project is complete. It wasn’t really a project at all but my wife was scared it was going to start. I’ve been watching videos about people that are living in campers and … more
The longer I’m on this journey, the more I realize that people have a lot of questions. My husband and I have said from the beginning that we only wanted two things from this: for God to get … more
Say it isn’t so, no resolutions for the New Year? Wow, January 2 was a different kind of day. I met up with some of the regular brain trust. We got started on our regular conversations and wild … more
Family,   We once again find ourselves facing the end of one year and the beginning of another. What one word would you use to describe 2020? What are you looking forward to in 2021? We … more

Little country stores have always been a comfort to me in more ways than one. My siblings and I grew up in a country store, which offered groceries, gas, kerosene, and dry goods. Our store was the … more
It’s that time of year. Remember to set your bathroom scales back 15 pounds for Thanksgiving Week. I gained 12 pounds in a weekend. You might even have said something like that. Well, I just … more
I’ve been good this year. In fact I’ve been so good, I have two Christmas stockings hanging up. Okay, maybe I haven’t been that good but I do have two Christmas … more
Though it was known throughout my family that I was a troublesome child, I had my ally, Creepy, who took care of us and made home happy for me.  I was appalled to find that my first grade … more

During my younger single days, a couple of my girlfriends and I were looking for something to do on a particular upcoming weekend. One of them suggested a horse race would be fun. None of us had ever … more
We had an unusual Uncle, to say the least, everyone in the family considered him a real recluse. He was a substantial man in stature. He was not known to attend church or any other social events. He … more
I would like to sincerely thank the citizens of Manning for re-electing me as mayor.  You have responded in an overwhelming way, with my tally representing 75% of the votes casted.  … more
Wow! The beach is covered with starfish. Don’t know the reason for this. There are hundreds, no thousands, maybe hundreds of thousands of starfish washing up on the beach. If you think this is … more

We often hear people say, “She made me so mad until I wanted to fight her”. It is a common thing, to blame others, when we get angry to the point of some type of action. We will avoid … more
Just the other day I had to walk by a penny and not pick it up. That really hurt me. I had several things in my hands. After getting rid of everything, I didn’t get back to pick up the penny. … more
My parents were married 41 years until my mother passed away in 1977. A few years after Mom’s death, Dad came to visit my husband and me in Houston, Texas. My sister also came with him so we … more
I’ve started writing this so many times, but the truth is it’s so hard to find the right words. These days, I’m understanding more just how difficult, challenging, and awkward it … more

In these days of Covid-19 I have been observing, reading, and watching how we are responding to this virus.  In some ways I have seen creativity on social media, a fury of doctors and nurses … more
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