A Typical Afternoon Interrupted There I was, minding my own business, running some errands when they hit me like a barrage of pellets from my son’s old air-soft gun. One after the other. They turned my ordinary afternoon into an emotional tidal wave. What were they? Memories. A Trip Down Memory Lane As I was … More When Fond Memories Rise To The Surface
Sometimes, it’s just hard to leave a place. Can anyone else relate? I have to admit, I had a really hard time leaving the condo we rented in Banner Elk for two weeks earlier this month. I even shed a tear or two. I recall other times I have wept over leaving a place. I … More If Walls Could Talk, What Good Things Would They Say?
It’s always fun to go somewhere new, isn’t it? Somewhere you’ve never been before, somewhere you’ve dreamed about. Maybe that somewhere is on your bucket list. Of course, it’s also enjoyable to return to familiar places — locales which hold a special place in your heart and in your memory. I have done a little … More Good Memories: The Building Blocks of a Lifetime
The Wedding It was a hot August day, quite possibly the hottest day of the summer in the small central Florida town, when the young couple wed. They said their vows in a church that was not air-conditioned and celebrated with cake and punch in a reception hall equally as hot. It was a miracle … More Sixty Years: A Wedding Story
What says summer more than a juicy, Georgia peach? Ok, maybe an ice cold slice of watermelon. But for me, especially this year, it’s a Georgia peach. So Many Peaches I felt like I was in a scene of the movie “Forest Gump” last weekend. I had purchased a twenty-five pound box of fresh, Georgia … More Things Are Super Peachy As Summer Begins
My Dad My dad is a kind man, one of the kindest I know. I can’t remember the last time I heard him raise his voice. It may have been that time in the sixth grade when I slammed the door and broke the window when he wouldn’t let me have my own way. My … More Three Things I Love About My Dad
The loss of a beloved pet is a difficult thing, even if you’ve had a couple of years to prepare. … More The Blog Post I Never Wanted To Write