HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

By now many of us are thinking about being home for the holidays. These verses stream through my mind: Oh, there’s no place like home for the holidays’Cause no matter how far away you roamIf you want to be happy in a million waysFor the holidays, you...

MOUSECAPADES-A DUSTUP

Just as I announced mousecapades were behind me, a dustup occurred, forcing me to turn my attention from my new enemy, feral hogs, to my old nemeses, the mice. At least this time they didn’t trespass in the house. The varmints decided to park themselves on my party...

WAR ON FERAL HOGS

I hereby declare war on feral hogs. It seems as if I have vanquished the mice from the house, haven’t seen them in a while.  I need a new enemy.  The truth is, we all need enemies. Allen Faulton describes the phenomenon eloquently. Enemies: Actively threaten our core...

WILL GLOBAL WARMING END THANKSGIVING?

After having stuffed my face and imbibing too many Manhattans, I began to wonder if global warming would change the way my descendants celebrate Thanksgiving. The last few weeks have been filled with news about Lake Powell and Lake Mead running out of water and towns...

ROADBLOCKS IN LIFE

My recent trip to Williamsburg, VA made me think about roadblocks in life. While I consider myself successful, I’ve been guessing about how my life would have turned out had major roadblocks not foiled my plans for college. A visit to Williamsburg in the 1960s left me...

1 ROCKING POTTY MOUTH

My potty mouth may not be such a terrible trait after all.  I imagine you are saying right now, “Marie, do you have a potty mouth? I can’t believe such a mild looking grandmother could let out a string of expletives.” My answer is, yes, unfortunately I do. Yeah, Yeah,...
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