Of my two grandmothers, my country grandmother was the one I knew the best. There was something about my mother’s mother which was charming and endearing. Her life had many hard times at the beginning, the middle and the end (which I shared: https://joyful2beeblogs.com/2021/10/22/grandmother-farm-to-mill/ But her last years were some of her happiest. Her first husband, … More My Country Grandmother
I shared a portion of a letter I wrote to my parents on their 50th wedding anniversary in 2000. Each parent had a part of the letter. My mother’s part was posted yesterday. My father died from Dementia and a stroke years ago. I still think of him and my mother every day. He … More Missing You, Daddy
Today I am sharing some about my parents. They were such an amazing team as parents. I seem to remember they used Dr. Spock, a famous pediatrician in the 40’s and 50’s, (not to be confused with Mr. Spock on Star Trek!) as a guide to good parenting. But they added a lot of love … More Thank You, Moma and Daddy
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
Fuquay-Varina is now a growing town, actually two small towns that merged to make one larger, small town, in North Carolina. When the name “Fuquay-Varina” is spoken, the first thing everyone wonders is “how do I pronounce that?” Let’s answer that right now: “Few-kway Va-ree-na.” The name was created by the joining of two small … More Love Letters And Healing Springs: The Story Of Fuquay-Varina
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
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
I want to share some of the sources of my joy and happiness. If you need a little laughter to get you started here is a video compilation from FunnyPlox to put you in the right frame of mind for this post. Life is full of humorous events. Sometimes I think they help us keep our … More Can You Laugh at Yourself?
I love poetry. Even as a child I loved it. Many of the old-timey poems, nursery rhymes and songs were read or taught to me by my mother, father or aunt. I think our mother read poems to us and I know she sang to us too. The first poem I remember was taught to … More One of My Simple Pleasures: Poetry
My first son’s early years were started with Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood. Do you remember the words of his song at the beginning of each show? Here is a link to Mr. Rogers singing his song. https://www.misterrogers.org/videos/wont-you-be-my-neighbor/ The last verse’s words evoke much thinking. In case you didn’t watch the video, here is the last verse … More Are You a Good Neighbor?