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apricity

she is comfort the sound of rain on the faded tin roof the hum of the needle making stitch after stitch the first ice cream of summer, dripping down the cone the smell of tea olive blossoming beneath the starlit sky the sound of her voice on the other end of the line reassures me… Continue reading apricity

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farewell to a friend

lives joined one October day so many years ago with friends gathered round, smiles on the faces of all but none bigger than their own   years spent with laughing and loving and cheering on their favorite football team rolling tide every chance they got and cheering each other on as well-- if there were… Continue reading farewell to a friend

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A Love Story for the everyday

Valentine's Day. Yeah.  I don't really "do" that day so much.  In the words of my Sister Circle friend Miss N, "Why's it gotta be just one day?" Why can't we celebrate and share love everyday? I know folks who did.  For each other, for their children, for friends and family, and for people they'd… Continue reading A Love Story for the everyday

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Outside the Box Kind of Mama

or.....I Wish I Were the Kind of Mama She Was Y'all, confession time: I need my sleep. That's why Mama told me I might need a nap.  Often.  If I don't get enough sleep, I just can't function properly.  "Properly" meaning up to and including not snapping at people or being downright rude. I am reminded of… Continue reading Outside the Box Kind of Mama

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Mama Read Books and Daddy Listened

My brother is working on a special project, and he mentioned something that has me thinking about Mama and her books.  Mama loved books.  She read a lot of different kinds, but mysteries were among her favorites.  She also liked novels like "Saving CeeCee Honeycutt" and "Salvation at the Dairy Queen"--novels about people and their "real… Continue reading Mama Read Books and Daddy Listened