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
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
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)
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
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
How kids love sweets! Read about how one day I went crazy with eating sweets with a humorous look at what my parents tried to teach me.