Let me ‘splain somethin’ to you. (In Southern vernacular, that means “explain something”) When someone decides they do not like you, that is it. Do not waste your time and/or energy trying to change the person’s mind. It is pointless and futile. Besides, you end up making a fool of yourself trying. Maybe it was … Continue reading Honey, When Someone Does Not Like You, You Ain’t Gonna Change That
As we have established, I grew up in the South and I am an only child. As a kid, I had countless hours that I had to occupy by myself. We did not have video games (at home), access to a computer, cell phones, ipads or any electronic devices that now absorb most of the … Continue reading Do Kids Have Time to “Day Dream” or “Free Play” Anymore?
Growing up in the South, we learned to drive at a very early age. It could be a tractor, a riding lawn mower or an old pick up truck that has not been “street legal” since prohibition. Street legal is a loose term where I come from, though. Do you remember how exciting it was … Continue reading Learning to Drive a Car in the South
What is it about the friends that you have had a friendship with that seems like you have known them forever? They know your history, your quirks and all of you faults. They share old stories over and over that you never get tired of listening too. You have been through marriages, divorces, deaths and … Continue reading The Magic of “Old” Friendships
When I was growing up in Georgia, we sent thank you cards and notes for just about anything and everything that you can think of to send one. It did not matter if the gift was small or large. It could be a toy, a pie or a covered dish, but a thank you card … Continue reading What Happened to Thank You Cards? (This does not mean text messages or emails, genuine paper cards, people)
This is a question that I get asked a lot. I realize most people are asking this question to be considerate and/or to give me the opportunity to change my response. I rarely need this opportunity. And, it is a very annoying question. I am a pretty decisive person. On top of that, I am … Continue reading Are You Sure?
Yes, I did! This was about the same time I stole the candy from the K Mart. It was a rough year! Come on, I was only five years old. My parents were always trying to teach me “valuable lessons” when I was young. I think most non-crack head parents try to do the same … Continue reading Playing with Matches in My Bed
At the time, I was not clear on what the word “stealing” actually meant. I knew you were not supposed to take things that do not belong to you, but sometimes temptation overrules. As a kid, you sometimes think that if you want something bad enough that you have the right to take it. As … Continue reading Stealing Candy from K-Mart
It was a Sunday night and I was going out to a birthday dinner with my girlfriends from college. We had managed to all stay in touch over the years. We had been friends throughout college, marriages and divorces. These are friends that know your history and you can not lie to them! We have … Continue reading How Al Pacino Starved My Puppies
As a child, I took whatever anyone said literally. I realized most kids do. As an adult, I understand that ALL kids hear things literally. You would be surprised at some of the thoughts the kids have when listening to adults talk. I grew up around mostly adults and would always listen to the conversations. … Continue reading Metaphors and Slang I Heard as A Kid