Category: Memories

  • Today is the 8th anniversary of the day I survived a life-changing car accident.  I would much rather forget this day ever happened.  In fact, thanks to a phenomenon known as trauma amnesia, I have no conscious recollection of most of this entire day. It’s weird, I know! But God said to remember the things that He has brought […]

  • Remembering Daddy

         I have no idea why I was on that particular road. I can’t remember where I had been, but I was on my way home, driving my 1980-something Chevrolet Chevette. It was a really cute car. A light blue that shimmered like cellophane wrapping paper. But a cute car is no longer cute when it […]

  • Remember

    Recently I have found myself in a season of remembering- meandering down what people used to refer to as Memory Lane. Do we still use that term? Regardless, that’s where I’ve been. It’s been a time of remembering things like what my elementary school smelled like, and my grandmother’s kitchen. Remembering the feel of that […]

  • Not Fit to Eat

    Ever had one of those items that’s so far back on your to-do list that it’s more like an item on your wish list? This book was like that for me. I have wanted to put this book together for over ten years, but never quite knew how to begin. Finally, I’m happy to announce […]

  • Another September 7

    Today I noticed a few brown leaves on the driveway. I’m pretty sure they died of heat exhaustion, but still, I like to think that maybe Fall is on its way.  I’m trying to notice the acorns that are falling off the oaks around the yard, trying to notice how long it takes the squirrels […]

  • Cat-Poop-Astrophe

    This morning, Fiona Fred had a little potty accident. Now, look at that word, “little.” That is a relative word. It is used when comparing things. This morning’s “little” potty accident is little in relation to, say a buffalo coming into the house and having a potty accident.

  • Celebration of Life

    On the evening of Thursday, March 30, 2017, Michael (Mike) Tomlinson passed away at Smith Animal Hospital in Perry, Georgia, after a very brave and patient battle with illness and old age. Private burial followed on Oakhill Drive.

  • 100 Year-Old Valentine

    My grandmother saved everything! This is actually a good thing for me. She had an amazing, adventurous life, but I never got the opportunity to really get to know her “in person” because she lived far away from us (she lived in metro-D.C., we were in Georgia). Our visits with her were few, and she […]

  • Our History, Our Future

    When I was growing up, our family often visited Andersonville National Cemetery and Historic Site. It is a very somber place to visit, given the horrors that occurred there during the Civil War. So, while some kids were taking weekend trips to amusement parks, water parks, the beach, or wherever else y’all went, I was […]