Family

Simple Sunday

Keeping things simple for this Sunday post by sharing some fun photos of my nieces Amelia and Cleo. I have seven nephews and six nieces as well as three grand-nieces and one grand-nephew. I’m not playing favorites here. I love them all equally. My Mama would say she loved us all the same but would … Continue reading

Family

Between the Years

Yesterday, as I read through my daily blog subscriptions, a particular post caught my eye. The post called The Dash on Tales of a (Recovering) Disordered Eater referenced and shared a beautiful poem called “The Dash” by Linda Ellis. I’d never heard of it before, and I think I was meant to read it just when I … Continue reading

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My Heart

I received a catalogue in the mail from Garden Botanika this week. GB used to be one of my favorite mall stores until it closed up shop and went to online/catalogue business only. Anyway … they make a wonderful fragrance called Heart; it’s a beautiful, fresh, clean scent. I used to get compliments all the time … Continue reading

Family Treasures …
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Family Treasures …

… no matter how wacky, dysfunctional, unconventional a family may be, there are treasures to be found. Some buried deeper than others, but they’re there. Objects, perhaps. Moments of unforgettable pee-in-your-pants laughter. Tough times that made you stronger. The simplicity of a familiar sound or smell. I am thankful to have many treasures, some that transport … Continue reading

Launch Pad to Heaven
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Launch Pad to Heaven

The worn hardwood floors vibrated angrily as the massive, electric oxygen tank jumped and jittered in the corner of the living room like a shuttle getting ready to launch into space. Rotations of friends and family armed with food and stories overflowed from one room to the next. The house where Mama and Daddy raised … Continue reading

A Message from Heaven
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A Message from Heaven

Since I started cleaning out the house back in November to begin my long-drawn-out saga of renovations (stay tuned, it’s almost done!), I’ve uncovered many treasures. I’ve found everything from old family photos and baby books to greeting cards and letters to antiques from my grandfather’s old general store and butcher shop; I even found locks of … Continue reading