With spring now moving along many of us are going to the beach. I always loved the beach. This morning I woke up with an ear-worm. And with it came a flood of memories from a delightful beach trip I took when I was a teenager. When I was almost 16 years old I traveled … More Do You Remember Your First Crush?
My mind is boggled when I think about how far the fields of medicine and nursing have come since my mother trained in the early 1940’s. We both trained at the same nursing school, as did my sister. But we graduated in 1972 and 1973. I worked as a nurse from 1972 until 2011. I … More Nursing “Back Then” Part 1
Sister was the second cat I was owned by. She was quite unlike Norie in many ways. But her gentle, sweet nature made her the most lovable cat I ever knew. Being a one person cat, Sister always ran and hid from visitors unless they made several visits close together, even then she kept her … More Memories of Sister, Part 1
Have you ever had a close friendship with someone but lost touch with them over the years? One of you moves away, gets too busy to write, or even call. You feel sad that all of those memories of shared experiences fade in your memory and evidently theirs too. So after a few years of … More Coincidences?
I was always a curious child, full of questions, taking in information especially from the adult world that I didn’t always comprehend. I did love to be read to and had watched lots of Westerns on TV. One part of the Westerns I was in love with were the horses. That’s a story for another … More How I Almost Ended My Life at 6 Years Old
I grew up in Greenville South Carolina. I lived there 22 years of my life. Our parents were good loving people. When I was a child my family lived on the corner of an active street and an area designated for “colored” people to live. We had a very nice older, African American couple who … More There’s No Good Reason!
I am thankful for my childhood memories. One memory is the sensation of touching soft things and the comfort they brought. Touching softness can illicit feelings of happiness, security, warmth, comfort, and/or peace. Don’t believe me? How does a warm fuzzy soft blanket feel on a cold day? How does sitting with a warm, cat … More Thankful for Soft Memories
Over ten years ago I met, Miss Pearl (not real name), a very plucky, tiny, young acting, elderly lady. Although she passed away a few years later, I want to share some of her story because she was such a fascinating and charming lady. I especially treasured her friendship during a time when my own … More She Didn’t Have a Chance
Ever since I can remember I have loved horses. I grew up in the era of cowboy shows and westerns. My Saturdays were filled with Trigger and Roy Rogers, Silver and the Lone Ranger; Fury and Joey; and the multitude of horses on all the other TV shows of that period. These horses were smarter than dogs, … More The Joy and Love of Horses
For Part 1of this letter https://joyful2beeblogs.com/2021/10/25/dear-grandmother-t-part-1 Dear Grandmother T 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 T. (Part 2)