Several years ago I had the unique experience of rescuing a hawk. I often saw them flying close to my home and even 15 minutes away at work. I admired their beauty and strength as they flew. This hawk was not flying. He was in the driveway beneath my garage door windows on his back … More I Rescued a Hawk Once
For the rest of this month I thought it might be nice to have some diversion from the Covid-19 virus. So I decided to share some posts on animals I have met or loved. Yesterday I was driving towards my home down an intermittently busy two lane road. I noticed a large lump moving along … More I Met An Alligator Turtle!
For Part 1 of this letter https://joyful2beeblogs.com/2020/03/08/dear-grandmother-t/ Dear Grandmother P, I understand you now in ways I never thought I would. I too had a happy marriage at first. Then things changed after the first four or five years. I now know the behavior I saw in you as weakness and frailty were the signs of … More Dear Grandmother P. (Part 2)
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 March 3.) But her last years were some of her happiest. Her … More My Country Grandmother
My grandmother, Nina Alexander, was born in 1901, 36 years after the Civil War. Nina spent her earliest years on her family farm in Georgia. She lost four of her ten siblings, during her youth. (Death at an early age was not uncommon during those times.) When her diabetic father died from complications from a … More My Maternal Grandmother’s Early Life
There is something many people have forgotten about or are afraid of giving or receiving: the gift of touch. I know there are times when touching someone is inappropriate but I have learned it can be very healing in the right circumstances and with the right people. My mother and father were both affectionate with … More The Gift of Touch
In May of 2014 I sold my home to buy a smaller condominium. After selling my home and using the profit for needed expensive repairs on the old home and making the down payment on my new home there was a nice sum of money left. I was so thankful to God for the extra … More A Series of Miracles