Category Archives: Life

Ella James, today is your NanaT’s birthday, and you are her greatest gift…


  Once upon a time your NanaT visited a faraway place called Greece, and she loved that place very much. One night she was going out to eat the yummy Greek food with your NanaSlo and their friends because the … Continue reading

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is this our fifth set – match point?


The year was 2001 (much more than a space odyssey) – the setting was centre court at Wimbledon – the round of 16 for the men included a 19-year-old newcomer named Roger Federer playing the 29-year-old four time defending Wimbledon … Continue reading

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different war, different century – same yearnings


Danger, danger, danger – where are our safe places, our safe people, our safe distances from our safe people in our safe places…to mask or not to mask, that is the question. But of course we are not the only … Continue reading

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tis the season


Mom’s 80th in her church fellowship hall in Richmond, Texas Thank you to our mothers for giving us birth – not a small feat, sometimes done under the most difficult circumstances – thank you for your daily sacrifices made on … Continue reading

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my heroes have always been cowboys, but…


The eyes of Texas are upon a real cowboy, his family, his friends and classmates today as we say farewell to one of our own. Doyle Danford passed away yesterday following complications from surgery he had several weeks ago. Doyle … Continue reading

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what’s in your wallet?


Quick, quick – let’s get the US economy rolling again. The stock market has hit big money where it hurts most – in the pocketbook. The number of people unemployed is 30 times higher than the number of people infected … Continue reading

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dropkick me, Jesus


When I was a high school student in West Columbia, Texas (what are the odds of living in West Columbia, South Carolina sixty years later?) I was a member of the “pep squad” which cheered for our football team every … Continue reading

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i was the world in which i walked


In a nod to April as National Poetry Month for the United States and Canada, I celebrate with this post from March, 2015 about an unlikely American poet Wallace Stevens who saw poetry as a second language while the insurance … Continue reading

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something old, something new – something special


I realized today I first published this post about my Aunt Lucy and her friend Jan on March 08, 2013 less than two weeks before my aunt’s death on March 21st. When so much has changed as a result of … Continue reading

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my recipe for a Happy Birthday!


They say you’re only 74 once so make the most of it. Pretty brought our granddaughter to visit for my birthday today! Ella loves her Nanas  Baby Ella brought her mother Pretty Too (holding cake) and her aunt twin sister … Continue reading

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