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Plan a Mother-Daughter Trip to Nashville

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I received a very sweet gift for Mother's Day from my daughter. She planned a trip to Nashville for the two of us on her two off days and... off we went. This trip was priceless. We laughed, we learned and we lounged. We had a pun time together. Yep, it was a pun-filled trip… Read More About This!

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All Fired Up for Fourth of July

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My son and future daughter-in-love are headed to Birmingham over the Fourth of July. I am fired up! Born in the USA - Bruce Springsteen Firework - Katy Perry Made in the USA - Demi Lovato All American Girl - Carrie Underwood Party in the USA - Miley Cyrus Philadelphia Freedom - Elton John American Pie -… Read More About This!

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The Secrets to Preserving Southern Racism

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I have just finished reading The Letter I Never Sent Harper Lee . In this "letter" the author compares the racism of the 1930's with that of today and says it is no different. I am outraged that a Ohioan who claims Birmingham, Alabama is her home is so cold and heartless in her writing about our… Read More About This!

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Fairhope, My Adopted Hometown

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Sometime around 1993 I accompanied my husband to a work conference at the Grand Hotel in Point Clear, AL. My son was about 8 years old and my daughter only one. I had the rare opportunity of traveling with J while the kids got a little bonding time with their Granna.  We had a wonderful time… Read More About This!

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A Southern Funeral After 100 Years of Life

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My husband’s grandmother lived 100 years. As my daughter said in her eulogy, she “saw 36,534 sunrises and 36,534 sunsets with her last being June 3, 2016.” For such a long life, her passing seemed peaceful and her funeral short for 100 years of living. Weddings and funerals are planned for days or months in… Read More About This!

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Welcome to Our Porch

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Some of my fondest childhood memories include long talks on my Nanny's front porch. My cousins and I would swing and tell jokes, rock in the rocking chairs and sometimes eat homemade ice cream on our birthdays. Such sweet times. It was with that in mind, that I decided to update our small front porch to… Read More About This!

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12 Girl Birthday Party Ideas

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My children were like most. They were both miracles and as a way to praise God for their lives, each year we had a fun and creative birthday party. They were each fearfully and wonderfully created, so it was important to their dad and I that they knew it from day one. My daughter is… Read More About This!

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Pitchin’ a Hissy Fit

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I’ve heard the phrase “hissy fit” all of my life. Most of the time, I've heard it used to refer to a woman who has an unreasonable temper tantrum. It’s also said here in the south that a woman doesn’t “have” a hissy fit, but she pitches or throws one. You will also hear southerners say, “there’s no need… Read More About This!

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The Legend of the Mardi Gras King Cake

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Do you know the legend of the Mardi Gras King Cake? I confess, that I didn't until this year. I have lived in Mardi Gras territory for almost 1/2 of my married life; but, have obviously been hit in the head with too many parade beads and moonpies. I have noticed the sugary pastries in… Read More About This!

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29 Days of Loving Your Spouse

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My word of the year for 2016 is “relationships” and I have chosen a particular relationship to focus on each month. February is the month of love, so this month, I am focusing on my relationship with my husband. As I began to prepare for 29 days of loving my, spouse, I discovered something great… Read More About This!

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