Archives for Jane Herlong

This Golden Rule made me BLUSH…literally!

It happens to the best of us. It is not a good feeling when you realize that you have made a major mistake and you want to knock yourself in your forgetful head. You are traveling. You reach your destination. You open your luggage and you realize that you have left most of your toiletry items at home. It is late, so you make the most of the hotel micro mini toothbrush and tiny tube of toothpaste. But just like our dear Scarlett would say, “Tomorrow is another day.” Continue Reading

What To Do When Your Marriage Flips-Willie and Dee Jolley

Thanks to Willie and Dee Jolley, for sharing this wonderful excerpt from their new book, “Make Love, Make Money and Make It Last.” Flip-Flops happen. I decided to ask some of the experts what to do when relationships flip. In this newsletter, my focus is how successful couples handle those unexpected flip-flops. The perfect couple to tell us what to do when events flip us out, are marriage experts, Willie and Dee Jolley. Willie shared an excerpt from his best-selling book, “Make Love, Make Money, Make It Last.” Enjoy how Willie and Dee handled their “flip-flop flight. Continue Reading

How Would You Act If You Were The Walmart Greeter?

You may have already heard that Walmart is discontinuing their Greeter Program. SNIFF. So many rely on this program, especially the disabled. Just like you, I have been greeted by blah greeters and then on a recent trip, I meet this character—the one I share about in this video. Oh, wow! Now, this was a greeting I will never forget. Dan Holliday, former HR Manager at Walmart explains why owner and founder Sam Walton implemented the Greeters, “Sam Walton wanted them. It’s almost like a sacred promise at this point. Sam went somewhere in his many journeys and saw greeters. Much like his trip to South Korea where he Continue Reading

Covered Dish Catastrophes

I sat in the middle of the sweet church ladies and opened gift after gift. It was my very first church bridal shower at Harmony United Methodist Church. Between oohs and aahs, I was handed a perfectly shaped oblong box. Suddenly, silence fell over the older church circle ladies. Holding that box, I knew something special was fixin’ to happen. Tearing back the paper revealed the gift. It was a slab of shellacked, stained wood with lots of drilled holes. In a separate clear plastic bag were several wooden pegs. At first glance, I thought it was a larger version of that peg game that is placed on every Continue Reading

The Power of Three Good Things

The Spring daffodils have arrived and are my favorite of all flowers. They represent a precious memory of my grandmother, Anna Louisa Walpole Jenkins. “Lou”, as we grandchildren affectionately called her, would sit on the old Charleston Green swing and gently sway back and forth as she watched her grandchildren pick daffodils in her front yard. I can close my eyes and still hear the sound of the chains on the swing creak with every movement. Lou loved watching us pick her flowers. This simple event gave my grandmother great joy. Continue Reading

The Power of the Positive Possum Vest

While I was remembering my mother, I stumbled across a favorite symbol of her sense of humor and wisdom…enjoy! Rummaging through the few saved garments belonging to my mother, my hand rested on the texture of both leather and fur. Ah, yes— it was Momma’s infamous, iconic possum vest. We affectionately named the critter garment, “THE O.” Continue Reading

Proverbs 31 Woman Renovated (3 of 3)

Don’t miss Part 1 and Part 2 of this series! This blog is an excerpt from my book, Rhinestones On My Flip-Flops. Verse 28: “Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.” Her children call her blessed even if she blesses them out. Her children and husband praise her because of her gentle reminders. “This is a good meal…y’all say something nice,” or “don’t I look good in this outfit?”   Continue Reading

Proverbs 31 Woman Renovated (2 of 3)

Don’t miss Part one of this series! Plus don’t forget that this blog is pulled directly from my book, Rhinestones On My Flip-Flops. If you enjoyed this blog you will love my book! Verse 16: “She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.” She may even shop around for her dream house. She has a glass of Chardonnay at times from her vineyard of various wines. Continue Reading

Are you a Member of the TA-TA Weenie Club?

I hope you are. It means that you are brave, fearless and extremely courageous according to Bill Torrey the author of the book, The Ta Ta Weenie Club. To quote one of Bill’s expressions, hearing his childhood stories will make you “as happy as a dog with two tails.” I asked Bill to explain the definition of a Ta-Ta Weenie; the following is his response. “Ta Ta Weenie was an honor because it meant you were in The Club, though we called just about everybody a Ta Ta Weenie because it was fun to do. If somebody didn’t know what we Continue Reading