People’s accents have always fascinated me; the nasally intonations of the Northerners, the charmingly sweet, slow drawls of the Southerners. I find it so intriguing that states, not just regions, have accents unique to them. Massachusetts is famous for omitting the “r” sound at the end of words like ‘pahk ya cah ovah there’. Lousianans have a… Continue reading My Okie Accent
I’m an 80’s chick. I remember when Mtv was actually Music Television with real story telling videos; Duran Duran’s quest for the gorgeous jungle woman (Hungry like the Wolf), Cyndi Lauper frolicking through the city streets in the early morning hours (Girls Just Want to have Fun), and nerdy David Bowie trying to get a date… Continue reading Because I’m an 80’s Chick
We are several days into the new year. My husband and I have made our official resolutions, but so far I have only started on one. I like making resolutions and setting goals, but I find more and more people don’t and some even get irritated discussing them. I think New Year’s Resolutions are wonderful. I am… Continue reading To Resolve or Not to Resolve . . .
The best part about December 26 and 27 is that we can now listen to regular songs on the radio. There are two radio stations (Magic 104.1 104.1 KMGL and 96.9 BOBFM) based in the city who broadcast continuous Christmas songs from late November until Christmas (actually, BOBFM will play “Santa Radio” until Monday). I love it at first, but… Continue reading These are a Few of my favorite . . .
Several years ago, maybe a couple of years after our cousin Landere died, my cousin Kerri wrote down her memories of our grandparents. She made copies for all the cousins and aunts and uncles and gave them to us for Christmas. I was a toddler when my grandmother died, so Kerri’s memories were priceless to… Continue reading Underwear under the Tree
When people say they aren’t putting up a tree this year, I roll my eyes at their unjolliness and think to myself what humbugs they are. Then, in the season of the holidays, I send my son to the garage to get the dolly so we can load it with the 6 large boxes of Christmas from the attic.… Continue reading A Day in My Life 12-2-15 Trimming the Damn Tree
It is one day before Thanksgiving. My daughter is home from university (but at this very moment, she is out with some high school friends). Our country has been on high alert every since the Paris bombings and Turkey shot down a Russian plane. Our world if full of violence and fear, but just today our president gave… Continue reading ‘Twas the Day before Thanksgiving . . .