Been there! Done that! An older woman’s mantra

A friend remarked that younger women in their 20s, 30s, and 40s have been disrespectful to her. Their tones, the eye-rolling, and vulgar language are also offensive.  This made me wonder where she was encountering these ladies.

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Goodbye Christmas, Hello Spring!

My husband just brought it to my attention that I still have remnants of Christmas all over the downstairs living areas. Wow! I’d gotten so used to them being there and they fit in with the décor so well that they’d grown on me. (Love those bowls of ornaments and the silver ornaments around the […]

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Rave Reviews Book Club Spotlight Author’s Blog Tour

Today the Long and Short Stories of Life welcomes author Julie Watson on her Spotlight Author Tour sponsored by the Rave Reviews Book Club. Julie is the author of Born for Life: A Midwife’s Story and Born for Life: Midwife in Africa Notes from Julie’s Diary—Born for Life: Midwife in Africa. Yesterday was my first […]

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Some of My Favorite Southern Expressions

My great grandma’s name was Edna, but everybody called her Miss Sweet. She was known mainly for her skills in the kitchen. The woman could fix anything. She used only fresh ingredients and we went to market almost everyday. When my sister and I walked a’piece, to “town” with Mama Sweet, we wore our sun […]

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