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Blogs I Follow
- Real Surfers
- Childhood Memories of growing up in the 1950s and 1960s.
- The Brick House
- Enchanted Seashells by Princess Rosebud
- Sean of the South
- Writing By Laura
- Kaggsy's Bookish Ramblings
- Writing and Illustrating
- The Bipolar Writer Mental Health Blog
- What's Nonfiction?
- Grab the Lapels
- Fatima Fakier
- Roth Poetry
- Smorgasbord Blog Magazine
- Extraordinary Sunshine Weaver
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Monthly Archives: October 2012
Travel Theme: Spooky
I didn’t have to travel to find my spookiest picture. Princess Esmerelda, my black cat, whose green eyes glow in the dark, is my spooky friend. Princess Esmerelda was adopted by my youngest daughter and appropriately was discovered on Halloween … Continue reading
Posted in My Life Tagged black cat, blog, cat, daughter, glow in the dark, green eyes, Greenville, Halloween, pet, SC, travel theme: Spooky, Wii, write 12 Comments
Walk a Mile in My Shoes….
This is why I love blogging! A fellow blogger commented on my Farmin’ post and it jarred my musical memory. Sadly I learned that Joe South had passed away in September of this year. Joe South won a Grammy for … Continue reading
Farmin’s Ain’t No Picnic….. Part 2
Harvest 2012 is “on hold”, once again, due to Mother Nature’s fickle attitude! We received over an inch of rain and the fields are wet again. So we will have a few days to regroup and hope for some … Continue reading
Posted in Farm Life Tagged agriculture, blog, Corn, country life, country living, farm, farm life, farmers, grain auger, gravity wagon, harvest, holding bin, Rain, simple life, writing 11 Comments
Six Word Saturday
Wake up early…wake up singing!
Posted in My Life Tagged attitude, blog, Early morning, music, singing, Six Word Saturday, Wake up 12 Comments
Weekly Photo Challenge Silhouette
Posted in My Life Tagged blog, country life, frog, ladder, pond, Weekly photo challenge silhouette 3 Comments
Take A Music Quiz!
I am stuck in a time warp when it comes to music. That time warp includes almost exclusively 60’s music Over the years I seriously tried to keep up when my kids got into music…. I listened to Poison, White … Continue reading
Posted in My Life Tagged 60's music, blog, lyrics, memories, music, music from the 60's, music from the 70's, music quiz, prize, QUIZ, Weekly Photo Challenge 18 Comments
Grandma’s Cake Pan
My mother-in-law was a great cook. She raised four hungry boys on meat and potatoes.. When I married her son, I knew a little about cooking. I had taken baking and cooking projects in 4H. When I was … Continue reading
Posted in My Life Tagged baking, blog, cake mix, cooking, Duncan Hines, farm life, german chocolate cake, made in the usa, memoir, mother in law 22 Comments
a dozen eggs
We had just moved into our first home. It was my husband’s childhood home; his parents had retired from the farm and moved to town and we had taken over where they left off. In a matter of 2 months … Continue reading
Posted in My Life Tagged 1971, 4H, blog, boomer blog, Brown eggs, brown paper bags, farm life, gifts, memoir, memory, new home, Sunday School, WWII 7 Comments
Borrowed or reblogged!
I have no idea what the etiquette is on reblogging. Heck, 6 months ago I did not know that word existed. So I am reblogging this blog from free penny press… it just fits in with all the childhood … Continue reading
Posted in My Life Tagged blog, childhood stunts, free penny press, Reblogging, WordPress 2 Comments
A Paper Doll to Call My Own
When I was about 8 years old I discovered Betsy McCall. McCall’s magazine dedicated an entire page in each monthly edition that showcased a Betsy McCall paper doll and a corresponding adventure with clothes to cut out and play with … Continue reading
Posted in My Life Tagged Annette, Betsy McCall, Lawrence Welk, Liz Taylor, McCall's magazine, memoir, memory, Natalie Wood, paper dolls, The Lennon Sisters, The Mills Brothers 15 Comments