A dark shadow, Black as a crow. Sheathed sharp claws, Padded black paws. Quietly spies. With golden eyes. Seen posed to jump, Attacks blanket lumps. Listening ears cocked. Springs as a rocket. Fascinating. Calculating. Coat of ebon. Warmed by hot sun. Peaked ears alert. Love of great worth. Who this shadow, At the window? … More My Halloween Cat
In honor or horror of Halloween. This blog is about spiders. Want a creepy scare? See video. Actually I like spiders as long as they are outside of my home. I try to respect all life but some lives are just not wanted in my abode. I also have two cats who eat the little … More How Do You Feel About Spiders?
I wrote this article for Candid Slice October 2013. Being an article about spooky things, I thought you might enjoy it! Here is the link: http://www.candidslice.com/shaw-half-way-house-haunted/ The old Dushee Shaw Half-Way House is becoming increasingly well known as a place of history and of ghost stories. This building is near what is now Coats, in … More Is The Old Dushee Shaw Half-Way House Haunted?
Several years ago after my second son and his wife moved from a house to a smaller apartment. D told me of the problems they faced caring for four pets: a German Shepard, a chihuahua, a senile incontinent cat and Nori, an almost one year old kitten. They named her Nori, after the black algae … More My Black Cat Is Not Bad Luck
For Part 1 of this letter https://joyful2beeblogs.com/2018/07/24/dear-grandmother-t/ 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 weak and frail were the signs stress, … More Dear Grandmother T. (Part 2)
This and the next post kind of help close the topic of Domestic Violence Awareness Month with the understanding I gained about myself and my grandmother. Dear Grandmother T, I’ve thought of you often since your death over thirty years ago. I came to the conclusion that I never truly knew you until recently. Several observations … More Dear Grandmother T. (Part 1)
I have written several blog posts about my marriage and how things went downhill as my husband descended into controlling, criticizing, belittling emotional abuse and on a several occasions physical abuse. (Links at end of post.) I sincerely believe that his changes were due to undiagnosed diabetes resulting in extremely high blood sugars, mini strokes … More Peace With the Past Is Near