Monthly Archives: April 2013

Virus at our house…the icky kind.

To thewritesteph.com faithful:

I’m sorry that I can’t post my usual prose, today.  I contracted some tummy virus that has kept me inside since Saturday.  I surely have missed my church family!  As to everyone on cyberspace, I hope to get back to writing on Wednesday or so.

Best regards,

Stephanie

Virus at our house…the icky kind.

To thewritesteph.com faithful: I’m sorry that I can’t post my usual prose, today.  I contracted some tummy virus that has kept me inside since Saturday.  I surely have missed my church family!  As to everyone on cyberspace, I hope to get back to writing on Wednesday or so. Best regards, Stephanie Continue Reading

Playing at the Branch…but don’t tell Mom!

When I was growing up in rural south Alabama, we had a small stream that we liked to play in. We called it “the branch.” What country kid can resist playing in water? Ben and I learned a lot about water tables and soil errosion from playing there. I found this description, along with its… Continue Reading

Our House was Built onto the Back of the Store

My mom and dad both attended the University of Alabama, but they didn’t meet until they were both teaching in Winfield, Alabama. Mom was a second grade teacher, and Dad taught math at the high school. A couple of colleagues set them up on a blind date. Sometime after they got married, they decided to… Continue Reading

Mad Morning Dash and a School Play

Happy Earth Day, Everyone! Today, I’m in a mad dash. I’ve got an editing deadline for the 25th, and Princess Buttercup’s class is putting on a school play at noon, today. You know that commercial where the little girl comes into the kitchen, hair mussed, and she’s still in her little jammies? You know, the… Continue Reading

Free Give-away! Otherma’s Bush

When my mother was growing up in rural south Alabama, her paternal grandmother lived with Mom’s family. Sidebar:  This was after Granddaddy Ellis Lindsey(see April 8th blog) had died.  Otherma’s real name was F.C.— only initials.  I suppose they had so many kids back then that they just started naming them initials.  That wasn’t good… Continue Reading

Kid’s Market

Today I’m going to work at Kid’s Market, one of the biggest children’s consignment sale in the state.  So I’m not planning to write on Gihon Springs, today.  I tell you–I’ll be completely wiped out by the time I’m done.  It’s a lot of fun, though, because the people are so nice and upbeat!  I’ll… Continue Reading

The Latitude Mall was Small with 2 Anchor Stores

I’m getting a late start today because Mom and I went shopping in Huntsville. We both live a bit out from the city (yeah, I know… the city), but we live in what’s considered the Huntsville metro area. I love to claim it. It’s very neat and clean, and it’s a great place to raise… Continue Reading