Monthly Archives: June 2017

Never Give In

The keynote speaker at my high school graduation told us that Winston Churchill served as guest speaker for Harrow School, 1941*. Pithy, Churchill was. For the great world leader, writer, and orator stood up and said, “Never, Never, Never give up.” Then he sat right down.

To be honest, this has inspired me over the years.

Or so I thought.

Years later I learned that this is a myth. Churchill, in fact, did give a brief speech. But his words to the youth at Harrow School went, “… never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never!”

You can find his speech here, and apply Churchill’s speech to your own life.

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Out for the Tummy Bug

It happens to the best of us. Even those of us germaphobes who meticulously wash our hands. All. The. Time. I just don’t know why mama is the only one in the fam who got the tummy bug, while everyone else is skipping along enjoying the beautiful sunshine outside. Well, whatever…Mama got some new material… Continue Reading

My Social Media Rant

I went to a writer’s group on Saturday and found out that I shouldn’t be using Instagram so much (or, at all) because I’m well over 30. Apparently, the statistics show that my age group is supposed to be into Facebook while the younger set does IG or whatever the very latest thing is to… Continue Reading

Happy Southerners Share their Plants

One of the things that southerners do best is to share plants. I ran into a very generous lady yesterday who gave me a ton of plants to install at Sweetgum House. Here we have purple basil (yummmmmm), variegated Privet, dill, and a type of weeping willow. My friend told me that the Privet is… Continue Reading

Suspense on Hold???

Hi Everyone, I promise, promise, promise to get you the rest of my suspense story. I just got back from a writer’s conference and want to incorporate a few of those ideas into the story to make it better. I’m so embarrassed to say this again, but “Please stand by.” Hugs, Stephanie Continue Reading

Young Entrepreneur takes on Fashion Passion

  Good afternoon, Everyone! I want you to meet an amazing young entrepreneur, Courtney Kimbraugh, who opened up a cute, trendy little shop in Madison on May 2, 2017. The 20-something majored in journalism but found a passion in fashion merchandising after taking a post-college job at a Florence, Alabama boutique. She later became a… Continue Reading