A Crown of Wisdom

I’ve been 44 for a month exactly. Even numbers make me happy and 44 feels just right. Strangely I feel younger at 44 than I did the year I turned 40. That year, year 40, was kind of a doozy. That was the year I decided to quit coloring my hair. My reasons for not dying anymore were not noble. I have been going gray since I was 30 and my silver strands had gotten particularly …

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Antique Stores and Such

I’ve always liked to pilfer through old stuff. My mamaw’s Victorian house was chock full of amazing objects. There were old records, shoes, and pictures stacked under chairs and on window sills. Really any flat surface held something. A giant closet beneath the staircase filled with coats was at least 8 feet deep.  Untouched bedrooms held posters, board games, and clothes from eras gone by. My cousins and I would sneak off to play hide-and-seek …

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The Reality of Christmas

We made a quick trip to visit dear friends on Thursday, two days before Christmas Eve. It seemed irresponsible to do that, but we don’t visit family and I miss the hustle and bustle of packing and going. So we went and it was fun, and one more memory with my kids’ almost-cousins is catalogued on my phone. I love traveling.I especially love traveling with my family. Lee couldn’t get off work so I had …

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