Monthly Archives: September 2018

Being Faithful Doesn’t Require Being Fearless

Dear Reader: I took this picture last Wednesday when I returned to Mandy and John’s house to help with the grandchildren while John was gone to an out-of-state meeting. The beautiful diverse orange flowers’ arrangement was still glowing in the … Continue reading

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Pumpkins Please…

Dear Reader: What in the world happened this year? Normally by now all my pumpkins and “Boo’s” would have been decorating my house for at least a couple of weeks? Fall has officially come and my house is still summer. … Continue reading

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The Many “You’s”

Dear Reader: Eva Cate’s art class had to do a self-portrait drawing recently, and this is how Eva Cate perceives herself at age eight. I love to compare these drawings with earlier years and see her self-image evolving as her … Continue reading

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Why Being Old Works…

Dear Reader: This is where the “Green Vue” was discovered….on the other side of Old Orangeburg road…a location we local folks call the “boonies.” The car ended up less than 10 miles from my house. It was trashed but remarkably … Continue reading

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Beauty is Truth; Truth is Beauty

Dear Reader: Beauty and Truth…they are¬†synonymous. John Keats has had it right all along. When I unloaded my car Monday morning and took all the plants out I had gotten for my birthday…along with more plants waiting for me from … Continue reading

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Take Two…Let’s Try This Again!

Dear Reader: At the top of Mandy’s chalkboard is the phrase: Home is where your stories begin.¬†How true this statement is. It has taken some time for me to realize that the every day events in my life WERE and … Continue reading

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When Things Go Wrong…Stick Out Your Tongue!

Dear Reader: When things go wrong…take a deep breath…salute your formidable opponent with good grace and then go to bed. My plan, upon returning home last evening, was to gather all the fun pictures over the weekend and just make … Continue reading

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The Fall Equinox Has Arrived! Ode to Joy!

Dear Reader: Yesterday while the birthday revelers were “reveling” and the Race for the Cure racers were “racing”…autumn crept in quietly with little or no fanfare. But oh…what a welcoming sight it is for us lowcountry natives who have endured … Continue reading

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And the Beat Goes On…

Dear Reader: It’s that time again…Jake and my birthday weekend…even though our real birthday is Monday September 24. Can it really have been four years since Jake came into our lives? Jake wasn’t even supposed to be around on the … Continue reading

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Observations of an Ordinary Day

Dear Reader: Yesterday started out pretty ordinary…but evolved throughout the day into something quite extraordinary! The painting above is a fence mural (of fairies playing in the woods) that caught my attention while having an impromptu birthday lunch at the … Continue reading

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