Monthly Archives: August 2013

Thinking about Unveiling

Hi Everyone,

I am thinking about something and would like to have your opinion.

You know that I haven’t published the true name of Gihon Springs because of privacy and law suits.

But I’m starting to re-think this. As Aunt Joyce told me, “It’s not like you’re saying anything bad about anyone.”

True that. I’m not being slanderous or libelous.

Here’s why I’m re-thinking the whole thing…

The other day, I was in the public library, and I found a whole book in the Heritage Room about Bigbee County. Really, I did! Some of the things that I write about may be more real to you all if I mentioned true-to-life places. After all, there are books written about it.

What do you think? Should I ‘fess up?

-Stephanie

80’s Valley Girl of Alabama

Took a trip back to the 80’s today while at the public library. I found a bound periodical of “Seventeen” magazine from 1985 and perused a June issue. The inside double-cover ad was for Noxema skin cream. Do any of you remember this? “Better skin and fewer blemishes.” A miracle-worker for acne, apparently, because the… Continue Reading

The Snake…Guest Blog by Mom

Hi, All, Did you know that my mom writes, too? She’s had articles and ideas published in “Instructor” magazine and was a stringer for “The Mobile Press Register.” Today she’s guesting on www.thewritesteph.com! Let’s give a warm welcome my mom, Mrs. M: When Joyce and I were home from college one weekend, Mama and Daddy… Continue Reading

Yard Sale Tomorrow

I guess I’m going to have to get up about 6 a.m. for my yard sale tomorrow.  Not looking forward to rising and shining early.  Actually, I don’t know if I ever “rise and shine.”  I’m not a morning person and never have been.  So tomorrow I’ll be trying to sell odds and ends from… Continue Reading

The World’s Shortest Yard Sale

Well, it may not necessarily be the world’s shortest yard sale, but it will be short.  That is, I am going to be hosting a yard sale at my house, and it isn’t going to last for days or be highly publicized like the world’s longest one.  It’s only going to be on this Saturday. … Continue Reading

Duck Dynasty Arrives at the Robertson House

According to our camp director, every year they selects a theme for the week of camp. This year was Duck Dynasty, the popular reality TV show that everyone seems to be talking about. The acronym “DUCK” stood for “Devoted Unashamedly (to our) Commander (and) King. We had a Duck Dynasty fashion show, where the “models”… Continue Reading

Back-to-School Memories

The inside running board of our car still has some sand in it from a beach trip that we took a couple of weeks ago. It needs vacuuming very badly, but I hate to remove the last physical sign of summer. Today was the first day back to school for my child. I hated to… Continue Reading