Category Archives: Reflections

Cowgirl Up!


Big wheels keep on rolling, but small wheels sometimes get stuck in the mud that is life in the slow lane. After nearly two weeks of birthday fun and festivities (seriously TWO weeks), my small wheels have come to a … Continue reading

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easter birthdays, shanghai, champagne and family


My birthday this year is on Easter Sunday, April the 21st. I was born on an Easter Sunday in 1946 and my birthday has been on Easter Sunday one other time in 1957 when I was eleven years old. Get … Continue reading

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BREAKING NEWS: BABY GIRL OTW!


Pretty Two and Number One Son – Pretty Three? Pretty hears the Big News – and is thrilled! Pretty was with our good friend Brenda this week when she found out we are having a granddaughter in October – and … Continue reading

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another one bites the dust


Alas, yet another member of the president’s cabinet bids us all a fond farewell – maybe not fond, but definitely farewell. Kirstjen Nielsen, the US Secretary of Homeland Security, evidently felt it was the right time for her to step … Continue reading

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junior class secretary in 1963? seriously?


I would like to say this was photo shopped by my friend James Ray Couser from West Columbia, Texas  when I saw it on his Facebook page today, but I pulled out my 1963 Gusher yearbook and there it was… … Continue reading

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SISTERS ARE DOIN’ IT FOR THEMSELVES!


BREAKING NEWS – WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH MOVES ON TO APRIL! If pictures are worth a thousand words, then you tube videos with the likes of Aretha Franklin and Eurythmics must be worth more than any amount of words available in … Continue reading

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I got the gavel, and I’m not afraid to use it


Thank you very much, Congresswoman Maxine Waters. Last night Congresswoman Waters (D – Cal) received the Chairman’s Award at the 50th NAACP Image Awards.  Her acceptance speech included the following: “After a long career journey, tonight I stand before you … Continue reading

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text message yesterday from contributor Pat Patterson made me happy!


“Look what I just found at Strand Bookstore in NYC…”   One of the contributors to Southern Perspectives, Pat Patterson a/k/a Patti O’Furniture, texted this to me yesterday afternoon…followed by “proudly asked the clerk at Strand for your book and … Continue reading

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My International Women’s Day


I wrote this piece on March 08, 2017 and feel it’s worthy of inclusion in my Women’s History Month this year. I hope you agree. Spring, 2017 will be the year I move on to my 71st birthday. I know, … Continue reading

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sheroes on sheroes: Congresswomen Ayanna Pressley and Shirley Chisholm


Much has been said about the new look of Congress as the halls of our nation’s highest legislative chambers began to swarm with new members who were  sworn in and trying to find their offices during the first week of … Continue reading

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