Open a bottle of your favorite champagne and get out your most festive flutes and share a toast with me today wherever you are. To my cyber space followers/friends from the beaches of South Carolina to the rural parts of Way East Texas to my bi-stateual bases in Columbia, South Carolina and Montgomery, Texas to faraway places like San Francisco, California to Rogers, Arkansas to Warsaw, Indiana to Karachi, Pakistan to somewhere in France because your primary language is French but you didn’t list a town so I don’t really know where you are – to not too terribly faraway places like College Station, San Leon and Richmond, Texas – here’s looking at all of you and thanks for looking at my words with me for the past year. I’m clinking you right now with my own personal glass of champagne.
I took a trip down memory lane this morning and decided to make an Author’s Choice of my favorite posts from the past twelve months we’ve been together. If you’d like to pick your own, I’d love to hear from you to get a reader’s perspective. Click and Pick, we’ll call it. Click on Archives and Pick a favorite. Surprise me…here goes my list:
March 09, 2012 Post Cards From The Heart – Bessie and Florence?
Febuary 14. 2012 The Photo Finish
January 17, 2012 I Shoulda Been A Cowboy
January 24, 2012 Old Plantersville Road
August 25, 2011 It’s Only Paper – Confessions Of A Financial Advisor
September 26, 2011 Sallie and Chance – An Unusual Love Story
December 16, 2011 Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh – A Christmas Story for the 21st Century
When I checked out at the local grocery store this morning, the young African American woman who was the checker said with a trace of sarcasm, “Hmmm….bread, bacon and bubbly…now that’s a nice combination for you.” And I laughed with her as I imagined her picturing me frying the bacon for a BLT and then popping the cork on the beautiful inexpensive bottle of champagne to go with my sandwich. I’m sure she was entertained for a few minutes.
So Happy New Year! We’re off to a roaring start because my book I’ll Call It Like I See It – A Lesbian Speaks Out will be available October 1st!!! Details will be posted as we get closer to the publication date…
Thank you so much to all of you who have followed my happenings, musings, reflections and downright opinionating. I’m clinking you again.
I would find it very hard to rank your writings as a list of favorites. They all have such a “stand alone” feeling about the issue or event that is presented at that time. The way you make the story touch our individual perspectives of those words is what overwhelms me with interest.
Thanks so much, Shirley! That’s always my hope for the words – that they will touch the reader and allow a moment of reflection on the topics. Appreciated so much seeing Pat at my mom’s graveside service, too. She looks great!