4 weeks 4 days ago
“Everyday ‘fore supper time, she’d go down by the truck patch and pick her a mess o’poke salad and carry it home in a gunny sack.” – Poke Salad Annie
Do you remember this song by Elvis Presley? Every time I think about my mama cooking and eating poke salad, I think about this song.
5 weeks 4 days ago
My husband and I have traveled to several states and out of the country a few times.
Every time we go where people do not know me he always tells me, “Let me do the talking, okay?”
He does not say it because I am illiterate but because I have such a notable Mississippi twang that nobody understands me.
Well, I am...
6 weeks 4 days ago
As I sit here in front of my computer to write my column for this week, my mind wanders to all the things in my memory reservoirs.
My mind and my direction this week has been trained to remembrances of the past year.
2013 – Just to say the numbers reminds us of unlucky 13?
I, for one, have never really believed in luck. I...
7 weeks 5 days ago
My fear of claustrophobia never ceases to flabbergast me.
My choir was performing our Christmas musical a few weeks back and I had asked all the women to wear red blouses and black pants. Red is my favorite color; therefore, I have several tops that are red. I chose a red sweater with a camisole attached to the outer sweater....
8 weeks 5 days ago
I remember writing all about my daddy’s passion for a cane pole, fishing line, wiggly worms, and a good hole of dark greenish blue water.
He loved the depths that were somewhat crusted over with the green moss, filled with fallen branches or trees, and some shaded areas. He always told me this is where the...
9 weeks 3 days ago
New Year’s resolutions! Do you make them? Do you keep them? There are so many I have made through the years with a honest to goodness meaning to carry through with them, then to let them only lay written on the paper, unheeded.
Through the Christmas season just passed, I learned the true meaning of Christmas that...
10 weeks 4 days ago
Yes, People, there is a Santa Claus!
As my children were growing up, we had some of the best times at Christmas. My husband helped Santa put together bicycles, firehouses, doll houses, tricycles, four wheelers, dirt bikes and so many other things. As a matter of fact, Santa said he was one of his best helpers.
I remember one...
11 weeks 2 days ago
My two boys have always loved a good prank, and Christmas has been no exception. As they were growing up I always tried to have the same number of gifts for each of them. I really did not consider the money portions being equal, just the same amount. If one of them had six wrapped gifts, then the other had six, even if I had to...
12 weeks 5 days ago
I have been thinking and remembering some of the “thankfuls” that were posted on Facebook during the month of November.
They were the typical everyday recognitions that we all think to be appreciative for. Things like spouses, children, food, clothes, homes, churches, and friends and so on were mentioned. ...