Category: A Writer’s Life

Birthday of surprises

September is my birth month. This year I celebrated big time. The festivities started early with a chocolate pinata. The chocolate ball is suspended then cracked open in true pinata style. Pineapple, strawberry, and churro pieces fall on …

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Footprints in the Concrete

Over 300 hand prints, footprints, and autographs can be found in front of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California. Celebrities have pressed their hands and feet into wet cement since the 1920s. Not only people but ventriloquist dummies, …

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Took A little Trip to the Gulf of Mexico

As I rode in the car, a line from an very old ballad played in my head. “In 1814 we took a little trip … on down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico.” Chances are you won’t …

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Life Lessons I’ve Learned from My Dogs

I’m 100% a dog person and proud of it. My dogs are a constant source of love and amusement. My breed of choice is Old English Sheepdogs who are natural clowns and always make me smile. In addition …

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Taco Tuesday and Menu Planning

Back in the good old days when funds were limited and payday came once a month, I did meal planning. It was the best way to be sure our little family of five would have good meals for …

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THE Chair

This little chair came to live with us in May 1990 after my mother-in-law passed away. We’d given it to her when she started having trouble sleeping in a bed. She loved the small size because it fit …

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Our Nighttime Guest

We have a nighttime thief around our house. We rarely see the culprit. We do see the evidence. It’s not the first time said nocturnal guest has stripped my potted plants. The pots originally sat on the front …

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Doggie Love

Finnegan loves me. How do I know? I actually considered his actions of leaning on me, staring at me, and dropping his head into my lap when least expected to be very annoying. After reading “5 Signs of …

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Hoarding Memories

Recently Chicken Wrangler Sara blogged about a relic she’d uncovered from her past. If you didn’t read that blog, you can here. She comes by her hoarding of things with fond memories honestly. Her father and I have …

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Deviled Eggs or Angel Eggs

Deviled eggs and cookouts go together like PB&J. They are a mainstay at our cookouts. I use my mother’s recipe. She never wrote it down, but I watched her enough to know to mix enough egg yolks, mustard, …

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