Even though I live in North Carolina I enjoy going home to South Carolina where I grew up. I go to see the part of my family who still lives there when I can. I try to schedule a trip to SC during peach season. I usually buy one half of a peck to share … More Peachy Hospitality
In 1977 a song: “Give a Little Bit of Your Love To Me,” written by Roger Hodgson, was sung by his group Super Tramp. It has been used for Christmas advertisements; sung by the Googoo Dolls; sung in honor of Princess Diana, (since it was one of her favorite songs); and played in movies and … More Give a Little Bit of Your Love
My husband and my sons have each experienced a weird number of strange occurrences where paper and their names are concerned. I am not sure exactly who it started with. My first son, M, says it started with my husband’s father not having a middle name and so “none” was entered where his middle name … More The Paper Curse Strikes Again and Again
And now for something a little different. I wrote this poem for my oldest son when he was about seven or eight. He is now a 6’6″ adult. Growth and Pants Shopping for pants for my son Is considered by him not muc fun. But he’s smart so he let’s me know The pants, unlike … More Growth and Pants By Melodie Elaine Estes
This is about my second cat, Sister. Sister had the sweetest nature. She was very loving and affectionate. For Part 1 here is the link. … More Memories of Sister, Part 2
As I sat on my screened in porch one morning I heard the varied songs of my feathered friends. When I heard one near me, I attempted to imitate his message in an effort to be friendly. He replied and then I mimicked his sounds again. Back and forth we went. Suddenly I begin to … More My Warbled Mind
Because I am a woman over 70, I thought this would be appropriate and funny. For those of us older women who could use a boost today, here is a song that will raise your spirits!! When I saw it it made me laugh!! What a hoot! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4QzHeUE-CM&feature=share.
Have you ever noticed that you never see a bug sitting on your windshield until you have gotten into the car, put on your seat belt, and started the car? Well, this is what happened to me yesterday. I got into my Beetle, seat belted myself in and started the engine. There it was: … More Bugs and Thoughts of a Driver
What is the cheapest, most contagious, most healthy activity for the body, mind and spirit that you can do that doesn’t even involve sweating and exercise? Laughter!! There are at least two basic kinds of laughter; the good, joyful kind shared by loved ones or just one person; and the other kind which is cruel, … More Healing, Bonding, Joyful Laughter
Am I getting older or what? As I sit and watch the TV advertisements of pizza with loads of cheese and fat filled meats (blocked heart arteries waiting to happen) on a pie crust with cheese built into the rim of the crust (more cholesterol), I realize how I used to eat pizza every week! … More Pizza, Fried Chicken, French Fries?? No Thank You.