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Life Changing Laughter With Your Family

Several years ago Thomas phoned with a big announcement, “I have a surprise for everybody. I’m driving up now.” The children and I raced outside, filled with laughter, and saw the object that challenged my wedding vows and changed my life forever—a boat. Not just any boat. A blue boat, its glittering paint sparkling in the sunlight. It reminded me of the Mike Benet pageant gown I wore in the Beaufort Water Festival. The children were thrilled. They thought it was beautiful. Thomas is a man of good taste. Seeing him behind the wheel of that mirage-like, rhinestoned blue sequined Continue Reading

TransJENNER of Bruce Jenner

Some people decide to “switch teams” while others “switch teams” and decide to look like the other team. Such is the case with Bruce Jenner. Opinions are flying all over the place. Most folks are not afraid to express how they feel-both positive and negative. There is only one person who knows more about this situation than anyone – Bruce Jenner, or Caitlyn. I was in awe of Bruce Jenner when he won his gold metal in 1976.  Jenner was man-pretty then. Well, now she is still pretty … just in a different way. I actually met Bruce Jenner at 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

The Wedding Proposal

I answered my cell phone standing in the checkout line at Lowe’s. The voice on the other end was my Caroline. “Momma, where is Daddy?  Where is Holmes?  I need to tell you-all something!”  She was so excited, her words were running together.  I knew instantly what was going on.  “Caroline,” I said. “Are you and Drew engaged?”  I was right on target. It was the wedding proposal. Thomas and I are thrilled with the news.  Caroline and Drew are wonderful couple and will have a great life together. The next day, Thomas and I drove to DeBordieu Beach outside Continue Reading