Have you heard people say they were battening down for a storm or for the winter? In this context, “battening” likely means getting ready for a storm or for winter by securing or winterizing possessions.
My Mam-maw Locke’s picture box was a treasure-trove. She kept it under her bed. On rainy or cold days when I visited and didn’t play outside, the pictures were a wonderous source of entertainment for a small-fry.
What You Can: One of my favorite quotes is: It is a mistake to do nothing because you can only do a little. Do what you can. In my younger days, I was drawn to the big splash. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve become a fan of small steps. I think it’s probably because I finally reco
Have you ever had one of those moments when you suddenly realize that you're not a kid anymore? The old saying goes, "you're as old as you feel." Most days I feel that I'm still a teenager.
Christmas-time is here… The Christmas season is upon us. From decking the halls, to buying gifts, to fixing and mailing Christmas cards, this is certainly a busy and fun time of year. One of the staples of this season is Christmas parades. In my opinion, the best para
Are you a shopper? I’m a reluctant shopper. I shop when I need something and I shop for Christmas. I don’t normally shop as a pastime or for entertainment, but for the next few weeks – like many of you, I will carry a shopping list inside my calendar as I check items off.
Actually, Kathryn Zeta Jones is drop-dead-gorgeous. Actually, Betty Grable had beautiful legs. DID SHE EVER! (She was from my era.) Say what? If you’ve feasted your eyes on either of these lovelies why would you need the word “actually”?
The Little Things: My granddaughter, Sabria, has become mobile, which means I have become more mobile than I have been in years. I had forgotten how many things in my house are floor level or two feet above. I put safety plugs in the electrical outlets and made sure th
Have you ever had one of those moments when you literally try to count your blessings. When you really begin to think of all the blessings in your life, it's overwhelming!
The evidence that the Nanny-State spirit remains alive and well in Kentucky is the fact that too many politicians and law-enforcement lobbyists still favor restricting law-abiding citizens’ access to cold medicines containing pseudoephedrine.