My America

My grandparents once owned a store and lived in a house across the road.  I remember being in it as a child and it seemed awfully big, dark, and exciting. The candy counter and the bright-colored sweets with the scales my grandfather used to measure a penny’s worth, the tiny brown candy sacks, were a […]

Too Close for Comfort

Too Close for Comfort

Chapter 10 Miss Georgia saw the car when it was quite a way down the street. She’d never seen many of them. Interesting, the noise they made and the speed was alarming! This must be the automobile that Verna Lou had mentioned in their Sunday school class. She wondered if the driver was a stranger, […]

A Nice, Warm, Old-Fashioned Kind of Day

A Nice, Warm, Old-Fashioned Kind of Day

Yesterday was a warm, old-fashioned kind of day–well, actually, it was hot! And, guess what happened? My air conditioner stopped putting out cool air. This is the third time this summer that it has just given up. Is it old and tired? Is the heat too much for it? Have I not been properly grateful […]

The Mysterious Maneuverings of My Meandering Mind

The Mysterious Maneuverings of My Meandering Mind

I like words. They are my stock in trade.  Each morning I get a word and its meaning, derivation, etc., from alphaDictionary.com. This morning’s word is degustation. It means to savor something in small bites, such as trying small portions of everything on the menu. That’s mostly how I savor sales of my books: in small bites. […]

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