Monthly Archives: February 2014

Will Write Soon

Hi Dear Readers! I have been a little bit under the weather lately (for my wonderful non-American readers, that’s an idiom which means that I’ve been sick) and unable to write. I’m okay, just a little head cold with an incredibly stuffy nose. I’ve got to catch up with my other work, but I will… Continue Reading

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day, Readers! Yesterday, when I was cleaning our room, I had to laugh at the clear discrepancy between Lefty’s stuff and mine. Today’s blog celebrates the differences between men and women that make marriage a wonderful adventure. Hope you all enjoy the pictures, and here’s wishing a romantic day to you and yours. Continue Reading

O, Snow, Where did You Go?

In the movie Gone with the Wind, there is a tense scene when Yankee soldiers come in and ask Melanie Wilkes of Ashley whereabouts. Ashley and some other men have gone to Shantytown to clean out the “riffraff” that frightened Scarlet earlier that day. When the soldiers leave to wait outside, Melanie’s hands tremble as… Continue Reading

Ladies and Gentlemen… The Beatles!

The Quarrymen, Johnny and the Moon Dogs, the Silver Beetles. The Beatles. Still one of my all-time favorite bands but mostly in their younger days. It was February 9, 1964—fifty years ago yesterday—that the Mop Tops performed on the Ed Sullivan Show and sung themselves into rock-and-roll eminence. Although I had always known that the… Continue Reading

Substituting Stephanie

On Wednesday afternoon and all day on Thursday, I assumed the moniker “Mrs. Robertson” and served as a substitute science teacher at my daughter’s school. I only had the 3rd grade on Wednesday. When they came in the classroom, I had a Youtube video of a Fogo volcano (off the coast of Africa) blasting away… Continue Reading

Standby Steph

Hi Readers, I was a substitute elementary science teacher this afternoon.  My friend and fellow church member called last night and asked me to be her stand-by today and tomorrow.  When my only class for the day, the third grade, came in to the room, I had a Youtube video of a volcano exploding on… Continue Reading

A Tribute to Uncle Buddy

At the end of last week, the last of my Grandmother’s family of origin died. Uncle Buddy was always called the “baby of the family.” My Great-Grandmother Lindsey had seven (yes, 7!) children, and I think all of them were born in their little white house in Meringo County, Alabama. http://www.alabama.gov/portal/secondary.jsp?id=countiesRiver&countyID=marengo Great-Grandmother B lost her… Continue Reading