It happens almost like clockwork. Each year, right around Thanksgiving, Christians begin to get all worked up about the holidays.
Christmas traditions have been on my mind recently, helping me to remember happy Christmases past. Probably many of my family’s holiday traditions are similar to those practiced by you and your family.
How about a little YONDERING this trip? When one of our granddaughters was young, she asked, "What do you and Grandmamma mean when you say, 'over yonder?'" Yonder is a pretty good word. You can say over yonder, back yonder, down yonder, or up yonder.
What Might Have Been: You’ve probably read the quote by Whittier, For all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these: It might have been. My husband, Garey, has told me, on several occasions, that if I don’t get the books I’ve been writing published befo
Have you ever had one of those moments when it seems that there's not enough hours in the day, or the week, or even the year? Lord willing, we all have the same amout of time each day. Somehow we still manage to get behind, become rushed, and can't seem to fit everything in. "Why is this?" I k
Dr. Seuss of the “I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!” fame once concluded: “The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
Another busy and fun December weekend is in our midst. Saturday the 10th is the Quality Christmas parade.
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