Category Archives: The Way Life Should Be

I dreamed that the Great Judgment Morning had dawned, but was it just a dream?


My daddy led the music in the tiny Richards Baptist Church where I was saved from my sins at the ripe old age of nine. The preacher who baptized me that summer had a brief explanation of faith and God’s … Continue reading

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from antiques to basketball via the Seminole Trail


US highway 29 a/k/a Seminole Trail in parts of Virginia – antiques galore for Pretty to explore Pretty and me leaving Jefferson’s Monticello (photo by Susan Moore-Cooke) Pretty in DC at Old Ebbitt Grill established in 1856 While Pretty collects … Continue reading

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have you ever met a frog whisperer?


 The sounds from our screened porch were connected to the sounds of my earliest memories of summer when I slept in a small double bed with my maternal grandmother while a cheap oscillating fan turned slowly from side to side … Continue reading

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Carport Kitty keeping cool – wherever


That’s me on the relatively cool porch across the street from my carport home. Every morning I walk over to the neighbor’s house after breakfast to try to beat the South Carolina heat. I stay there – keeping an eye … Continue reading

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the devil went down to Georgia? yeah, but he ended up in Florida


“The devil went down to Georgia, he was lookin’ for a soul to steal he was in a bind ’cause he was way behind and he was willin’ to make a deal” No disrespect to the lyrics of this popular … Continue reading

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Tina and Elvis


My first major league concert was to see Brenda Lee perform in Houston when I was in the seventh grade in 1959. My daddy and mama took me to see her because I loved her songs and her singing when … Continue reading

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kids say the darndest things (part 2)…


For example, this conversation took place between Naynay (the name my granddaughter gave me) and our almost three year old granddaughter Ella near the end of a two hour ride in the Grannymobile on our way this past May to … Continue reading

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you’re not allowed


AP photo Rally at South Carolina State House in Columbia June 28, 2022 As Yogi Berra once said, it was deja vu all over again. As I stood with my sisters on the lobby floor, I looked straight up to … Continue reading

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with sorrow we dissent


“People Vs Supreme Court (The Sonnet) When the Supreme Court behaves prehistoric,Every human must become an activist.When the gatekeepers of law behave barbarian,Every civilian must come down to the street.When people are stripped of their basic rights,By some bigoted and … Continue reading

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Happy Pride! The B-E Collection


I recently had the privilege of being interviewed by Dianne Barrett who is a co-founder of the B-E Collection. As a personal historian who identifies as lesbian I am, of course, drawn to projects that celebrate oral histories of lesbians … Continue reading

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