“Grandfather, how long will it be before we get to the river?” I asked one hot summer’s day, trailing behind my brothers and sisters. “These sticker briars are scratching my legs.” “Jist a li’l while longer, chil,” Grandfather replied, as he held a long scythe in his veined, sun-baked hands. Gripping the splintered handle, he swung… Continue reading Writing about Your Life: Now what did they say?
A few days later, I experienced another case of unbridled terror, fearful of even going out of my house. I was cleaning one of the bedrooms and the walls seemed to close in on me. Everything went totally black. My chest tightened, and I fell to one knee and eventually collapsed in a heap on the… Continue reading Writing about Your Life: What were you thinking?
I can’t believe I’ve become such a camera bug! Anytime I see anything remotely interesting, I am ready to snap a picture or do a video. I have to give total credit to my Sprint smart phone. Since I bought my phone back in September, I’ve created a library of 258 photos and 30 videos. In… Continue reading Writing about Your Life: Take Your Best Shot
A year ago my daughter Andrea and my grandson Shawney accompanied me to the Atlanta Aquarium. Shawney was two and had never been to an aquarium. I have to admit I was more excited than his mother. I could hardly wait to see him react to the exhibits. When we walked inside, we were immediately overwhelmed by elementary students swarming everywhere. Wow! I wondered if we had made a… Continue reading Writing about Your Life: The Power of Words