Category Archives: Random

Molly, Molly, how do I love thee?


Happy Birthday to our granddaughter Molly Iris who is now one year old! (maternal grandmother Gigi laughs at Molly’s first cake experience) visiting pup Riley happy to make the party – but what’s up with no cake? Molly and her … Continue reading

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never play this game after midnight


If you only had two words to describe me, what would they be? I asked Pretty night before last when we were in bed and both still awake after midnight. The Australian Open began this week – the first Grand … Continue reading

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weekend specials popular at the Cardinal Cat Cafe


excuse me, I’m new here, but are the specials usually this popular? ********************* Yes, they’re as popular as popcorn at the Gator Bowl. our three year old granddaughter Ella at her first football game!

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Cardinal Cat Cafe


“Hey, come look in the carport. You have a visitor – it’s a new cat I don’t recognize, and it’s sitting next to the food bowls. Come see if this cat is one of your regulars at the Cat Cafe,” … Continue reading

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1/6 two year anniversary


“History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.” —Maya Angelou Today, January 6th., is our day to remember the wrenching pain of watching the vicious attack on the US Capitol … Continue reading

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Bervin’s grandmother’s advice to K McCarthy


A petite Black woman presiding over the sixth ballot to determine the new Speaker of the US House of Representatives hammered the gavel to close the count results late yesterday afternoon with GOP Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy unable to secure … Continue reading

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human frailty, mendacity, and George Santos – plus pink boxing gloves


“We all want life to be simple and our relationships to be enchanted, and then along comes human frailty. Before we know it, all will be lost,” said postmistress Dorcas Lane to Minnie her maid in one of my favorite … Continue reading

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last train from Gun Hill – and Ukraine


In 1959 when I was thirteen years old, my daddy decided unexpectedly to take my mama and me to a movie in Houston, Texas. This was HUGE for me because (1) my daddy never wanted to spend any money on … Continue reading

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twas the week before Christmas…


and all through the house just one creature was stirring, for sure not a mouse. The colorful papers were wrapped into shape by Pretty whose hands never made a mistake. Her gifts were bought with the greatest of care throughout … Continue reading

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I hope you dance


(I looked over my posts in 2022 to determine which ones were favorites as decided by my followers in cyberspace, and then I picked one from your favs that was in my top three to post again. Enjoy.) I hope … Continue reading

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