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Happy Gorgeous Grandmother Day

Yes, it is a thing. Evidently. I'm not expecting cards or flowers, though. Gorgeous grandmothers or at least women-of-a-certain-age have always intrigued me. My Aunt Clella McAffee, for instance. She wasn't my aunt, but a dear church lady who had left our small town...

Something Children and Flowers Have in Common

After we bought our current home and entered into the Chip & Joanna phase, we thought we'd dig up the bathtub garden that came with the place. (Yes, a bathtub buried in the yard as a flower garden. It was a thing back in the day.)  The tub wasn't exactly our...

I would have made your life too small

I remember how we worried the night of your kindergarten graduation. We weren't sure you could handle those three steps up onto the stage without help. We couldn't imagine, then, that you would one day become the manager of a state championship boys' basketball team...

Why We Are Friends

Judy and I have been friends for more than sixty years. And this picture explains why. This is Judy's mom (with her sweet smile) hugging my mom at a 40th wedding anniversary celebration. We surprised my parents that evening. All the family, friends, and neighbors came...

What We’re Doing for Earth Day this Year

Last year, my husband suggested we give up paper napkins in favor of the kind we wash. And dry. And fold. Often. It's a small step. I hope the energy we are using to launder those napkins will be offset by the energy used to manufacture and dispose of the paper...

Fully Vaccinated Sounds Like Magic Words

  Last year at this time, the magic words in life were still "Please", "Thank You", "Grandma's house", and "Help me, Jesus!" Today, though, Fully Vaccinated tops all of them except the one about Jesus. The difficult decisions I've been making for twelve months -...