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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!