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 gentleman and his wife … More No Why!
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
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 sat up in the bed as Norie already let me know in no uncertain terms that it was time for her food. The window revealed a chilly, rainy, cloudy morning. Obviously it was going to be a day that would make anyone, if allowed, stay inside, where it was warm and dry. Considering the … More One Way to Spend Time
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/2023/04/09/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)
Knowing that you were born in 1901, I knew you grew up in difficult times. I loved the picture (above) of you and your mother, my great grandmother, (named Big Mama by my father, as a child). Both of you have such comfortable and sweet smiles in the photo below. Below the photo, is a … More Dear Grandmother T. (Part 1)
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
We all have unusual experiences to share that make our lives more interesting and unique. Those events help make us who we are and give us stories to share with others too. The following are five of my most unique adventures but there will be more! I would enjoy hearing some from you all, if … More Been There; Done That
My very unique and special Aunt Helen, my father’s sister, passed away recently at the age of 92. The way she lived her life and especially her senior years continue to influence my life as I continue into my senior years. Aunt Helen, six years before her death After Grandpapa died Grandmother and Aunt Helen … More Aging with Style and Panache
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