I was born and grew up in South Carolina but have spent the last 39 years of my life in North Carolina. Since North and South Carolina once were one state I consider myself a Carolinian. The previous name of South and North Carolina, “Carolina,” was a tribute to King Charles I of England. Later … More I Love North Carolina
I enjoy going to my home town in Upstate South Carolina. I was born in Greenville and grew-up there in a loving family. The first 22 years of my life were spent there, getting my education from first grade through a diploma school for nurses. My husband and I met there too. Greenville is at … More I Am Proud of My Home Town Greenville, SC
Workers in a tobacco field. In 2014 I joined a group on Facebook, named “I Farmed Tobacco as a Child.” But before I applied to join, I explained that I wanted to learn more about life on a tobacco farm because I had never experienced that life but had lived near tobacco fields and farms … More Tobacco Farming in the South During the 1900’s
Do you believe in guardian angels? Do angels really rescue people? I remember this painting or print that my grandmother had in her living room. The evangelist Billy Graham even answered the above question with this quote from the Bible: “God will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways” (Psalm … More My Poor Guardian Angel(s)
On Facebook the other day, I saw this quote posted by Andrea Sigler on “Word Porn,” I am unable to find the author of this quote but it has been used many times on other sites. I found it interesting that a recent re-connection with an old friend exemplified its message. This friend was a … More But Keep the Old
I have had a long struggle with my self-image! I think it’s time for a truce between my body, mind and spirit. When I was in first grade another girl called me string bean. I don’t recall that moniker bothering me because I was too young to care about labels and how skinny or chubby … More Self Image Assessments
Seeing my world is definitely one pleasure I am so thankful for! When I was 12 years old I started having trouble seeing the writing on the blackboard in school. Since I always sat at the front of the class anyway I didn’t notice the insidious changes of nearsightedness. Soon the front row seat stopped … More Open Your Eyes!
We are all afraid of something. Fears sometimes originate from stressful or traumatic events. Some may be learned from parents. By giving fear power over our behavior and lives we can lose clear perceptions of life and the world around us. It also affects our bodies adversely if experienced on a continuous basis. Fear can … More What Dragon Are You Afraid of?
Rescue the Rescuer! After being a compulsive rescuer all of my life, and now having no one to rescue constantly or even monthly, what do I do?? I retired in 2010 after 37 years of nursing. Rescuing is in my blood! Nurses are coming out of the woodwork of my mother’s family tree (grandmother, mother, … More Rescue the Rescuer!
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