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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Superstars Mocking Their Celebrity

With the passing of the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, I was reminded of what a Diva she was considered to be. Like the Queen of England, Aretha always carried her purse  and while she performed, she’d place her purse on the floor next to the piano. Her staff addressed her as Ms. Franklin. In […]

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