Monthly Archives: February 2016

A Vignette of Joy in Stories…in Books!

Dear Reader: A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.” ~ Jojen, fictional character, A Dance with Dragons by George R. R. Martin Reading has been a lifetime joy for me! … Continue reading

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A Vignette of Joy in Gardens

Dear Reader: Since garden flags are relatively inexpensive…usually under ten dollars, I like replacing them each spring. Old, weathered, beaten-down flags dampen the spirits of a fresh new spring garden . So yesterday I ordered this one and one other … Continue reading

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A Vignette of Joy for Our Health!

Dear Reader: Monday was my regular six-week scheduled oncology check-up. By the time I left my six-week appointment…I learned that my check-ups are now going to be two-month regular appointments. I feel like a baby being weaned from her mother….with … Continue reading

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A Vignette of Blessings for our Home Towns

Dear Reader: Our first vignette (about a blessing of joy) this week is about hometowns and the blessings they bring. Even though I wasn’t fortunate enough to be born in Summerville, today it is the town that I identify with … Continue reading

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Faith, Family, Friends, and Flowers

Dear Reader: While the Friday “Foursome” did everything (but play golf) last week I managed to pick up another bouquet of flowers on our trip to Kiawah. My justification is that January and February need  life’s little “extras” to bring … Continue reading

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“Well Ain’t You Something?”-The Amazing Presence of God Within Us

Dear Reader: There is a rarely used word in our English dictionary lurking around our consciousness that defines another level of our “humanness, our existence. As strange as it might seem to include this word/definition into a Valentine’s blog….it actually … Continue reading

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Sweet Tea, Barbecue, and Special Camellias

  Dear Reader: Thursday Anne and I had a spontaneous lunch at Baker’s Pond for some delightful barbecue! Anne was dropping off a church member near my neighborhood from a quilting session and stopped by to ask if I had … Continue reading

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“How Did it Get So Late So Soon?”

Dear Reader: By happenstance I came across this little “ditty” by Dr. Seuss while surfing the internet yesterday and immediately I put on the brakes. It spoke to me quite loudly. I feel like I am just settling into my … Continue reading

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Never Stop Exploring…Home is a Good Place to Start!

Dear Reader: You might remember me telling you about my incident (in a couple of earlier blog posts) in the fourth grade with explorers and explorations. I wanted the teacher, Mrs. Persons, to point out all the unexplored lands on … Continue reading

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Give Me a “Lived-in” Home

Dear Reader: Yesterday was “tax” day for me. In trepidation I carried all my “stuff” in my bright yellow folder to the tax service I use. I knew taking money out of my annuity to pay for the home renovations … Continue reading

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