When Stupidity Reigned Supreme

by Verlie Edwards Changing the filter in your air conditioning unit is a simple task, right? I’ve done it so many times I should be able to do it in my sleep. Well, apparently, I was sleeping when I tackled this easy job on a recent summer evening. I must confess no...

Pysanky Eggs Add to the Meaning of Easter

By Verlie Edwards For several years I have used painted and decorated eggs in my Easter decorations. Among my decorations is a small Easter Egg tree adorned with painted eggs and handmade Pysanky eggs. If you are unfamiliar with Pysanky eggs, they are a tradition...

Germ Bustin’ Ideas

By Jessica Ehrlich It’s flu and allergy season and it seems like errrbody been getting sick! Ain’t nobody got time fuh dat! So, whether you are already sick or just want to avoid it….Here are some killer germ busting ideas that I do, and did do this past week, when...

Spend Time With Your Elders

By Kay Lynn Means-Darling At the beginning of my sixth decade on this earth, I found myself pretty much all alone.  Both parents were gone, I was a widow and had no children, and my two half-sisters, half-brother, and their children were somewhat at a distance living...

Feisty and Fabulous since 1918

By:  Cyndie Abshire, niece of Mary Reesby Aunt Mary, our Matriarch, has seen and experienced an enormous number of changes in the world over the past 100 years. She became an official centenarian on Aug. 3, 2018. Born in Galveston, the eldest of eight siblings, Aunt...

Solvitur Ambulando: It is solved by walking

By Shelley Friend There was a man in my neighborhood who walked every day carrying a backpack.  He was a small man and it looked like he added weight to his backpack. Every time I saw him he appeared to be walking slower the more weight he carried…no ear plugs, no...

Mise en Place:  Everything in its place!!! 

by Shelley Friend What a concept, to have everything in its place.  I took an online cooking class two years ago and learned the culinary term “Mise en Place,” which is the French term for putting everything in place. If you ever watch any cooking shows, the chef has...

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