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Champagne and Pearls… and School Supplies!

Champagne… the iconic beverage of celebration, and pearls… the beautiful and classy adornment treasured and worn by women everywhere… so what do these things have to do with school supplies?? For St. Francis Villa’s Champagne and Pearls Society, champagne and pearls are symbolic of our city and its ladies.  We KNOW how to celebrate, and we know, just like the …

Finding a Place

I bought a house the other day.  It was so easy!  I found this service online that promised to find the best house for me.   They seemed to know all about the houses around my town, so I just went with the house they recommended. Just kidding!  I would never turn over that kind of decision to an internet service… …

How Do You Measure?

I heard this song lately and it inspired me… February is here.  By this time, many of our New Year’s resolutions have fizzled and we’re back to square one with all our well meaning intents to lose weight, break a bad habit, or increase our savings accounts.  We all have standards by which we measure success and failure.  We’re looking …

Regular People

My great aunt “Neet” was a “seven months baby.” That’s how she told of her premature birth, adding that she only weighed three or four pounds.  The doctor delivered her and set her aside to die.  He left the house and her mother asked for the baby, held her up to the breast and she nursed.  Aunt Neet always used to say …

Warm in Winter

Old man winter gets a bad rap sometimes.  Cold weather is often blamed for aches and pains, and depressed moods, especially on rainy, gloomy days.  There is conflicting research about whether weather actually does anything to alter moods, worsen depression or cause arthritis pains.  I think everyone can agree that a cold, rainy, gray day makes one want to curl …

Holiday Encouragement for Caregivers

I ran across this article and I’d like to share it for those of us who try to do way too much, and in that trying forget to do what’s most important. Try Being A Half-Assed Caregiver My favorite line:  “Love twice as much. Do half as much.” May we all remember that this holiday season!!  

Thanksgiving Memories

Up early this morning to bake sweet potatoes for my casserole, I started thinking about Thanksgiving memories. I always get emotional around the holidays, especially since my family is far away. So I throw myself into making way too much of my Granny’s cornbread dressing, my mama’s sweet potato souffle’ and green bean casserole with beans from my daddy’s garden. …