Monthly Archives: March 2017

The Hereafter – Grimes County Style


Changing flowers in Fairview Cemetery today for Granny Selma’s parents and for my dad, mom and their parents (my friend Tinabeth came to help) Tinabeth trimmed the crepe myrtles… while I arranged the flowers (and Pretty took pictures) Spike and … Continue reading

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The Three Little Huss Brothers and How They Grew


Worsham Street looks much the same as it did when we lived there from 2010 – 2014, but that’s about all that does in our little town of Montgomery, Texas which is growing, growing, growing. We had wonderful visits with … Continue reading

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Go West, Old Lesbians, Go West!


We left Ponchatoula, Louisiana this morning with clean clothes  and high spirits as Pretty loaded the car with our assortment of suitcases and a gazillion “little things” that defy description and seem to multiply each day. Cheetos, Doritos, pretzels, M&Ms … Continue reading

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SHOW ME YOUR FOURS!!! GO COCKS!!!


Okay, my daddy always told me, She who tooteth not her own horn, the same shall not be tooteth. Here’s my horn, and I’m tooting it today… GAMECOCK MEN AND WOMEN BASKETBALL TEAMS  IN THE MIDDLE OF MARCH MADNESS!! GO … Continue reading

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Saints and Sinners Festival Fun, Fun and More Fun!


I served on a panel with other authors Rich Barnett, Martin Hyatt, Martin Pousson and moderator Jeff Mann. The topic was Home is Where the Art Is: Or is It?  So fascinating to hear everyone’s stories about the impact our … Continue reading

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Bright Lights, Big City


  New Orleans downtown – amazing architecture Colorful flags everywhere! Signs of the season Pretty loves what? Art galleries – Shopping! Looking down Royal Street Lunch with famous blogger The K9 Miss Harper Lee (and her human mommy Suzanne) One … Continue reading

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Daniel Boone? No – Daniel Pratt…


In 1819 a twenty-year-old man from New Hampshire finished a four-year apprenticeship in architecture and heeded the words of Horace Greeley to leave his New England home and go west, young man, go west.  He ended up in Savannah, Georgia. … Continue reading

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Do You Know the Way to…Tuskegee?


The trip between Atlanta, Georgia and Montgomery, Alabama on I-85 is one Pretty and I have made at least a gazillion times in our years of wandering back and forth between Texas and South Carolina. We have our favorite welcome … Continue reading

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Another Post Card from the Edge…of Time


March 21, 1907 Dear Luke, I hope you are behaving yourself. You see what can happen if you don’t. Please come home soon. Your wife, Bessie

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Saints and Sinners Festival in NOLA


Saints and Sinners Literary Festival, here we come – this week. Unbelievable. I submitted my short story last summer with low expectations of winning the Tennessee Williams Fiction Prize because I have never been recognized as a fiction writer, but … Continue reading

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