Category Archives: family

Food, Love, and Support in the Deep South

Our family lost a good friend to cancer last week at the young age of 48; Jim Townsend.  Jim lived and most of his family live in or near the Alabama town in which I have deep roots. Although I … Continue reading

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The Cycle of Life

We all experience problems and blessings, pleasure and pain, and joy and sorrow. We never know when any of this will come, and the best we can do is be prepared when it does. I have had some of all … Continue reading

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Remaining Calm

These are difficult times, to say the least. I do not need to reiterate the obvious, since we have all been living with the Pandemic for several months. And soon things are about to get worse, some think. School is … Continue reading

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Moments and Memories

We are knee deep in summer in the South. Whereas lazy days, sun and water activities, and times together with family and friends normally fill our days, many of us are still staying in place, hoping to avoid COVID-19. Still, … Continue reading

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Take Lots of Photos

Certainly, take photos of food and flowers. Even if you never do anything with them, unless for some reason you need them. Those are a record of memories of times you have enjoyed. But if you don’t have those photos, … Continue reading

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Time Stands Still

The Coronavirus and Covid-19 have disrupted our lives immensely for about six weeks. You are most likely tired of talking about it and reading about it. Regardless of when or where it actually started, for most of us, it came … Continue reading

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You Don’t Know What You’ve Got ‘Till It’s Gone

Joni Mitchell’s words were made for this time. There is so much about our normal lives that is gone since Covid-19 arrived on the scene. What we do not yet know is how much of it will return, either because … Continue reading

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My Happy Place

Growing up, I do not remember ever cooking with anyone. Not my mother, not my grandmothers, not anyone. What I do remember is the many good meals I had at the home of my youth group leaders, Jean and Marshall … Continue reading

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What Do We Really Need?

Years ago, I learned the difference in wants and needs, but too often I have bought items that were clearly in my “want” category. I do not even know where some or even many of those things are. When I … Continue reading

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Making Memories

For the past six years, our family has taken a winter ski trip to Steamboat Springs, Colorado.  Our children and grandchildren ski, and Mike and I relax, glad to be able to share this time with them. Some years there … Continue reading

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