Monthly Archives: October 2019

The Mysteries Behind Strawberry Chapel

Dear Reader: Wednesday when Donna Rae stopped by she mentioned that her grandson, Tanner, would be playing the organ at Strawberry Chapel the Sunday of November 10. This old historic chapel is only open for worship and visitors four times … Continue reading

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The Light of Gatherings…Reminiscences

Dear Reader: A couple of days ago…as I walked into my “Happy Room” the late afternoon sun was shining through the storm door window and setting the right side of the hearth aflame with light…leaving the left side in darkness. … Continue reading

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“Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”

Dear Reader: Yesterday was First Responders’ Day and what a well-deserved recognition it was and is among our community, state, and regional American heroes! Last summer the bill to recognize first responders was voted into law…choosing October 28 as the … Continue reading

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Before October Leaves…”It’s Time to Turn Up the Pink”

Dear Reader: It’s been awhile since I have shared any of my personal thoughts about my elevator journey through the rocky path in life marked “Breast Cancer.” Sometimes I am able to almost forget I have it…until the next oncology … Continue reading

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Natural and Man-Made “Wonders” at Edisto

  Dear Reader: There are enough mysteries and wonders galore at Edisto to keep Brooke and me “adventuring” for years to come. (Each time I go I hear about something “fresh” to capture the imagination or simply  take in the … Continue reading

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Cele-Great! Remembering the Past and Celebrating the Present

Dear Reader: There were so many simultaneous celebrations going on this past week at “Rest in Peace” (on so many different levels) that there was scarcely a moment when we weren’t “cele-greating” something related to finally  being together to share … Continue reading

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Edisto…the Ya’s Treasure Chest of Old Friendships

Dear Reader: For  a decade and a half the Ya’s have been gathering at Edisto…first it was at the beginning of the summer and that was it. But now… these days… we realize we need two “shots of friendship” annually … Continue reading

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A Garden’s “Surcies”

Dear Reader: My happiest moments upon arriving back home (after I have gone somewhere)  is my garden, It seems like it senses when I am returning and saves one special photo opt of  itself just for me…a “surcie” if you … Continue reading

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The Real Miss Rumphius-the Lupine Lady of Maine

  Dear Reader: One of the most endearing children’s stories has got to be Miss Rumphius. The last time I got a copy of this story was from one of my teacher cadets at Charleston Southern University. She gave it … Continue reading

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Kleenex and Aging Faucets

Dear Reader: What is it about aging and leaky faucets…especially my eyes and nose! All one has to do at a certain age is start eating and one’s nose starts running. I remember Dee Dee, Mrs. Dingle…my amazing mother-in-law, complained … Continue reading

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