Aunt Wilma, being Osteen, White Fruitcake, and CHRISTmas!!

It's beginning to look a lot like CHRISTmas......or as soon as the fruitcake's in the oven, it will be!  And not just ANY fruitcake.... it has to be my Aunt Wilma's White Fruitcake. My Mother LOVED her sisters.  And why wouldn't you?  A sister is a very special gift to one's heart.  There's just something … Continue reading Aunt Wilma, being Osteen, White Fruitcake, and CHRISTmas!!

How Carl does Halloween…. feast or famine!

Halloween in America goes back to the early 1900’s.  What’s that make it….. about a 117 year old tradition?  So what rock has Carl Little been hiding under that he totally doesn’t grasp the concept of Halloween?  His Mom always told me that he never played.  He worked.  Even as child.  He worked.  He built … Continue reading How Carl does Halloween…. feast or famine!

I’m becoming an empowered senior! (Update from the Jonesborough Senior Center)

I’m becoming an empowered senior! Update from the Jonesborough Senior Center Silver Sneakers Circuit Class…..  I’m still going.  That, in itself, is pretty big.  So this morning we did a little “boxing”??  The upper-cut, or was it an undercut.  Nope…. just now looked it up.  Undercut is what you do to your competitors, trying to … Continue reading I’m becoming an empowered senior! (Update from the Jonesborough Senior Center)

The Fail, the Cover-up, the Restoration —

Whoever has even ever HEARD of a Torta di Mandorle. And I have no clue what it means.  Nor do I know what language it is.  And I should've taken it as a "sign" .... when I spilled a cup of coffee all over the recipe.... perhaps this wasn't that great of an idea. But … Continue reading The Fail, the Cover-up, the Restoration —

But Officer………

I have never been known as an aggressive driver.  Actually, I’m just the opposite.  What even is the opposite of aggressive? (I just now looked it up……I’m meek and friendly?)  Yeah, that’s me!  A meek and friendly driver! (Mousy was also thrown into that antonym, but I choose to ignore that!) I have never had … Continue reading But Officer………

Meet me at the gym!! We’ll have muffins! (or get rid of ’em….. whichever!)

The word “tight” can mean so many things.  There’s 14 varied definitions in WordBook! In music —  it’s a good thing…. as in tight harmony. In construction — it’s a good thing… a tight roof or we’re warm in our tight little house. In security — we want tight…. our curtains are drawn tight, the … Continue reading Meet me at the gym!! We’ll have muffins! (or get rid of ’em….. whichever!)

Lessons on Prayer and Moon Pies…. from a Service Station

Twenty-plus years ago there were gas stations that pumped the gas FOR you!! Yeah, seriously!! And back then we called 'em "SERVICE Stations"... (emphasis on the word SERVICE) Bet ya know why THAT little name got DROPPED! But I'm not bitter! We accept change and move on! Like most things, though, this didn't happen overnight. … Continue reading Lessons on Prayer and Moon Pies…. from a Service Station