One of my four favorite seasons year is winter. (Yes, for various reasons, I love each one. I’ve seen them all from South Carolina to western, mountainous and eastern North Carolina; some Southern states get hit with hurricanes more often than the rest of the South. But other parts of the South get hit by … More Winter Beauty
My second son, D, called me on the Friday before the ice/snow came last winter. He was sick with the flu and had my nine month old grandson to care for. C, his wife, had to work because of limited sick time from her time out with bronchitis and strept throat. C’s job is away … More Five Goats on an Icy Day
Last year was one for the records! So many people have been sick, lost jobs, businesses, homes, and lives. 2021 couldn’t be anything but better, hopefully 2021 is a new year!! Let’s make it one we will remember as a wonderful, positive, love-filled one. That doesn’t happen magically. We have to want it to be … More Make This New Year a Great One!
Each of you have blessed me in some way over the last few years. Some by reading, commenting, or sharing one of my posts; some by sharing stories of your life or your life experiences; some by your love or moral support, and some by reading my blog: Joyful2beeblogs.com. Thank you all. Have a wonderful … More Merry and Blessed Holiday Season!
When I was two years old my uncle gave me a “real live,” Smokey the Bear”, teddy bear for Christmas. Smokey had a hat, badge and shovel, which was lost so early on that I don’t remember them. But somehow the plastic belt with a metal buckle with his name, “Smokey,”on it lasted many years. … More My Inner Child Is Alive and Well
During the holiday season there is a mixture of varying emotions. There are many who are caught up in the holiday decorations, music, gift giving and receiving , Santa Claus, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and Jesus’s birth celebration, and of course New Years Day. Depending on our religious or spiritual preferences many of us love Christmas or … More Holidays Are Not Always Happy For Everyone
This wooden manger puzzle holds many Christmas memories for me. The distinctive pieces fit only a certain way into the wooden box made to resemble a shed. My husband and I bought it and two more just like it at a Christmas Craft Show in our home town, Greenville, SC well over thirty years ago. … More A Manger of Memories
Now all of my grandparents, parents, and Aunt Helen have passed I do have Aunt Fay but sadly I haven’t seen her in many years. I do stay in contact with some of her children, now adults, on Facebook. It is good to keep in touch even though we may not see each other. As … More Christmas Now
First verse of Silver Bells: Christmas makes you feel emotionalIt may bring parties or thoughts devotionalWhatever happens, whatever may beHere is what Christmas time means to me. Composers: Ray Evans and Jay Livingston. My childhood memories of Christmas were about times of happiness, church and celebration of Jesus’s birth, family, food, and of course Santa … More Christmas Memories
I have been thinking a lot about feelings since I am a very feeling human being. During this Covid Virus Pandemic, we all are experiencing different emotions or feelings. I want to sort out some of the emotions we all may have experienced and give some helpful suggestions. The feelings I have experienced include: isolation; … More Pandemic Sanity