Archives for humor

The Death of Common Sense

Why is it that…… On a plastic dry-cleaning bag you read:  THIS IS NOT A TOY. Liquid Draino’s directions….DO NOT DRINK We yell at our children to stop yelling… The host of the Bachelor appears at the Rose Ceremony with one rose left and says, “There is one rose left.” Or we feel sorry for the contestant on Fear Factor who cries while eating Cow brains with worms. We listen to President speak at the State of the Union Address and afterwards we are told what he said. We watch the Super Bowl for the commercials. The robber who is Continue Reading

Your Mother is Always With You

  Since Mother’s Day is upon us, I thought of some special advice to honor mothers everywhere, and in particular my mother. I miss her every day – her love for me, her laughter and her sense of humor. Here is a poem I found and the author is unknown.  It is touching and meaningful. Your mother is always with you…she’s the whisper of the leaves as you walk down the street; she is the smell of beach in your fresh laundered socks; she’s the cool hand on your brow when you’re not well. Your mother lives inside your laughter and she’s crystallized Continue Reading

Momma's Pink Hair Pick- Remembering My Mother on Mother's Day

In honor of Mother’s Day, I am sharing one of my favorite stories from my book, “Bury Me With My Pearls”.  This award-winning book (SCP Book of the Year)  is on sale and only .99 and a great Mother’s Day gift!   Enjoy this book that is dedicated to my mother, Eleanor McElveen Jenkins. Momma’s Pink Hair Pick I was rummaging around the bottom of my purse when I felt a surprised twinge of pain from some metal prongs.  It was my mother’s infamous pink hair pick that I thought would be the death of her. Even with her heart in a Continue Reading

Mother’s Day Tribute of Encouragement and Humor

Mother’s Day is rapidly approaching and one thing I miss about my mother was her gift of encouragement. After my mother died I have said many times that a mother is the last person who will defend you regardless of your circumstances. I have jokingly said if I called her and told her that I had murdered someone her response would be, “Well, Honey, I am sure you had a good reason. Would you like to go to lunch?” My mother was very funny, too. Enjoy this Mother’s Day Tribute story about my mother’s sense of humor and her encouragement from Continue Reading

Speaking Engagement … An Evening of Laugher and Tears

  I was the speaker for Covenant Care Services, a Christian adoption agency for middle Georgia.  My dream speaking engagement is sharing my humor and singing with just this type of group.  These women have hearts of gold as they educate young women about adoption. The leadership team led by Former First Lady of Georgia Mary Perdue and former Chair Sandra Neal were amazing.  It touched my heart to be in the presence of great women of God who serve these precious babies, anxious birth moms, and excited adoptive parents. Covenant Care Services provides post-adoption counseling for any birth mom Continue Reading

Illumination Book Award Made My Southern Momma Proud

What a thrill to have my book receive the top award in Spirituality from the Jenkins Group.  “Bury Me with My Pearls” received a Gold  Illumination Award. There were books from 28 countries entered in the competition. I was honored, surprised … and kinda shocked at the same time. The Illumination Book Award made my Southern momma proud. Those of you who have read the book know that the first chapter is entitled, “My Mothers of Pearls” referring to my Momma and my second mother, Tootsie.  These women I considered my “nacre” or protective coating. They shared with me both great Continue Reading

Holidays with the Ho, Ho, Ho's

Having the ability to laugh at yourself is a gift, especially at the Holidays.  God help those who don’t know how. One of the best gifts we can give ourselves is permission to laugh; especially when you can laugh at yourself.  Even better, allow a good hardy snort every now and again. A few years ago, I was speaking at an after dinner Holiday  banquet.  The gentleman in charge stood up before my introduction and made this statement: “Before I introduce our speaker, I would like for all the ho’s to stand. Let’s show our ho’s how much we love them!” Continue Reading

Life's not Fair…Think About the Ta-tas

If I had a dollar for every time I said, “life’s not fair,” to my children, I would be “sittin’ pretty.”  You, too?  How do you explain to a crying young child that this is what to expect FOREVER.  Things will happen that just are not good or fair or right.   This is the second lesson I mention in my book, “What Ta-Tas Teach Us,” that life’s not fair. I would sit behind girls in class and envy their wide bra straps and count how many hooks they had.  I thought about the one pitiful, little hook I used Continue Reading

Change-Why We Do Not Like it

We are mostly creatures of habit and change is not in our genre. But change will come along and try our souls. It starts at a young age when us adolescent girls get a couple of physical “wake up” calls. In my book, dedicated to the fight again breast cancer, “What Ta-Tas Teach Us”  (Free download from Amazon) I share my first life-lesson when my body began to change and there are reasons why we do not like change. It was the first of two talks.  The first was a two hour marathon about becoming a woman.  I was in shock Continue Reading

How to Write Funny Stuff

      Several years ago, I was asked to write a humor article for our local paper.  I had the task of writing every week for many years.  Sadly, like most local publications, the paper was discontinued.  The good news is that I have profited financially and used those articles for many other purposes:  speeches, blogs, magazine articles, Sirius XM Comedy, Pandora, original parodies and most recently a best-selling book on Amazon.  This humble beginning has helped me write personal development books and also helped me position myself as a funny speaker. So how do you write funny stuff? Continue Reading