First a warning. I am not a trained cook or dietitian. When the Covid virus created the need for social distancing and being a high risk person because of my age I missed people contact; and eating out with my friends. But I also missed sitting in a restaurant alone enjoying the environmental sensations around … More Don’t Want to Cook?
In the past six years I have three new joys added to my life. I am so thankful for L, the one on my left, F the one on my right and E the one in my lap. In 2016 L, my first grand-baby boy was born. The second one, F was born in 2018. … More Thankful for My Grandchildren
Once I heard this story, shared by a lady, I’ll call Jean, who works with animals and has a heart of gold. We were discussing how sometimes giving something small to someone may have a positive impact on their day. Flower Crowns For Daughters Jean, being a creative person and a wonderful mother, played with … More Be a Princess or a Prince!
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
Fuquay-Varina is now a growing town, actually two small towns that merged to make one larger, small town, in North Carolina. When the name “Fuquay-Varina” is spoken, the first thing everyone wonders is “how do I pronounce that?” Let’s answer that right now: “Few-kway Va-ree-na.” The name was created by the joining of two small … More Love Letters And Healing Springs: The Story Of Fuquay-Varina
Hi, I am M. Estes. I am a retired nurse with many interests and a good, full life which I am thankful for and enjoy tremendously. My friends and family are a major part of my life. I have had two lives (married and unmarried). Since I enjoy being with people, at least every … More Who is Joyful2beeblog’s Blogger?
As an older woman with a child’s heart (not the transplanted kind!) I still love to look back on my childhood and remember so many memories of good times with my family. In my earliest years 0 to 4 years old, I lived with my parents at 601 Arlington Avenue, where there now stands a … More Memories from My Childhood
We are at the beginning of local elections looming ahead and with advertisements for candidates already appearing on the television. Oh, BOY! (NOT) .This is a post that is not for or against a political party or candidate. This post is about the strange effects elections seem to have on normally sane, nice, friendly people. … More A War of Affiliations
The little girl was hungry but didn’t want to wait for supper. She had had a rough day of learning not to hit her slightly older brother, who wouldn’t give her his toy. She had already played with her toys and wanted something different to play with. Sylvie complained to her mother. “Why can Charlie … More Chocolate Chip Cookie Equals Happiness?