Grateful

I had almost given up hope of seeing him again. Not of physically seeing him. He lives in Abilene, which is less than two hours from where I live. I had almost given up hope of seeing the man that I have adored as long as I can remember. My daddy. I really don’t know…

The Cars In My Life – Part One

Continuing with my questions from Joey, he asked “What was your first car? What was your favorite car when you were young?”. I had no idea until I starting writing that those questions would bring back so many memories. The first car I can remember was a white four-door Rambler that daddy and mama drove….

Smoking

My daddy smokes. He has smoked as long as I can remember. Occasionally, a pipe, but mostly cigarettes. He is almost seventy-five and has had three strokes over the last few years. And, yet, he still smokes. And you wonder where I get my hard headedness. It was in the 1970’s, while I was in…

The Greatest Gift

Having children makes my life much more interesting. Back at the beginning of the year, Joey emailed me a list of seventy-eight questions. Yeah, I actually counted. Questions like what’s the best advice you’ve ever received, what is something that most people don’t know about you, what’s your favorite quote, what’s the purpose of life,…

My Mama

You probably don’t know my mama. But I kind of wish you did. Mama retired from her job last week. She recently turned seventy-five, and is very anxious about starting this new chapter in her life. Mama has always been nervous about change. And this is a huge change, so it is understandable. Mama’s department…

A Great Love Story: Mama and Daddy

A Great Love Story

My mama’s birthday is tomorrow. She will be seventy-five years old. I love stories of how couples met, and want to share my mama’s story of how she met my daddy. In 1956, mama graduated high school in Munford, Tennessee, at the age of eighteen. She and her best friend, Betty Lou, left the cotton…