My aunt sent the following that simply begs the question to me…why? I hope you enjoy this as much as I did. Thanks Aunt Bet.
Why do supermarkets make the sick walk all the way to the back of the store to get their prescriptions while healthy people can buy cigarettes at the front?
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Columns - Topics from June, 2013
I love my grandchildren dearly and will do almost anything for them, but I cannot play Monopoly with them or with anyone else, for that matter. The game drives me mad and always has. I forced myself to play with my children when they were growing up back before the game boards had airlines and money was handled via credit cards. We took rides on the Reading Railroad back then and there was no space ship game piece. [Full Story »]
I lie on my back gazing up at the stars and moon far above me. Far more stars than I can possibly count shine brightly, and in their midst hangs a sliver of a moon. The sight soothes me and makes me happy to be a simple country woman living far from the city lights. I’ve seen Paris, the city of lights, by night and it’s breathtakingly beautiful with the Eiffel Tower and the Champs-Elysees ablaze. Here in Georgia, Atlanta’s skyline is lovely by night, but I’ll choose the natural starry sky right here in South Georgia any time. [Full Story »]
A Friday phone call from our dear friend in Baxley, Rita Williams, alerted B. J. and me that she was out of school for the summer and was ready to romp. The call put us on our toes. Rita wanted to get things livened up with a week on St. Simons Island. There is never a dull moment with Rita. [Full Story »]
The older I become the more I realize I put my parents through perdition. The toughest task I believe I’ve ever faced is raising two boys. Now don’t get me wrong, I believe Amy and I have two of the best children we could have ever asked or prayed for, but as they grow older, I realize more and more each day how terrible I was as a teenager and even young adult. My prayer is that if my sons, Cole and Jacob, don’t do half the stuff I did, I believe they will both turn out just fine (maybe they will act more like there mom). [Full Story »]
With the advent of gardening season comes the problem of how to handle the superabundance of fresh vegetables. What a fantastic problem to have. Here in South Georgia, we simply freeze or can most of it, but some things don’t freeze or can well. Who ever heard of canned zucchini or frozen eggplant? [Full Story »]
Living on St. Simons Island gives B. J. and me a somewhat different attitude to foul weather. We live only three-and-a-half miles from the Atlantic Ocean and when the Weather Channel begins issuing severe weather alerts, we turn our eyes and ears on alert. [Full Story »]
Back in the 50s when I was growing up in a little town down the road—namely Hazlehurst, ladies dressed up to go to the Piggly Wiggly on Friday afternoons. I remember seeing Mrs. J.J. Miley in her navy blue polka-dotted dress with the white collar, her white gloves, and her navy blue straw hat with the white silk rose on the side. Her blue pumps and her navy patent leather purse finished the outfit, making the final statement that she was indeed a lady. She could have left the grocery store and gone straight to church, if any church had been open on Friday afternoon. I didn’t know Mrs. Miley well at that time, but I admired her taste, even as I resisted acquiring it for myself. After I did get to know Mrs. Miley, we spent a lot of time laughing about changing styles. [Full Story »]
Memorial Day is always a special event at our house. Of course it is always the day to remember those special heroes who gave their lives to preserve our country’s freedom. Too, it is a day of gathering of friends for a warm celebration of companionship and rapport and good food. [Full Story »]
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