Tag Archives: Georgia

Crushed

Watermelon, honeysuckle, lemon tea with mint Chasing shadows on the lawn and followed where you went Too young, the oak trees whispered Too soon, the river knew Our promises weren’t false, but then they weren’t exactly true I smiled the … Continue reading

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Going Down Highway 41 . . . Summer Lists

        Griffin, Barnesville, Roberta, Fort Valley, Perry. I recited this litany each time my family made the trip to Perry, Georgia to see my grandparents. The list was of the towns we would pass, once we had driven through Atlanta, … Continue reading

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Summer’s Busy Days

Summer’s days have not always seemed busy. But this year they have. Busy and full and rich, for the most part. Or busy and. . . well, just busy. When I was a child, the days in summer seemed long … Continue reading

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These Are a Few of my Dad’s Favorite Things

 My dad went home Monday!! He was strong enough to leave A.G. Rhodes, the beyond-wonderful place where he received such great care and therapy. My parents have wonderful caregivers helping him, and he is HOME! To celebrate, I decided to … Continue reading

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Spending Time in the Past

I have not blogged in quite a while. I miss it, but I have been spending a lot of time with my eighty-six-year-old dad, at the rehab center, where he is slowly gaining strength after a hospital stay. There is nothing … Continue reading

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An Ode to Diners (And Homestyle Restaurants)

In my book, Winter Wish, Jessie loves to eat at Carlin’s Barn Diner, a homestyle restaurant in her (fictional) town. Jessie isn’t “me,” certainly, and in many ways, she’s not like me at all. (For example she is a runner. Need I … Continue reading

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