Meet me at Big Star

Tonight we’re celebrating one of our favorite people at one our favorite spots, Big Star Tacos.

Certainly, we’ll reflect on the swift passage of time as we hoist fresh margaritas and toast to… 530 more words

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Family Features

Hooks, Woodard, Dowdy, Ginn:  these are the family names that shaped me as a child, and informed who I was to become as an adult.  My grand-parents each had a role in that, even the two who died before my birth.   707 more words

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Virginia Lee Ginn was born in Goldsboro, North Carolina, on January 21, 1921.  She became the middle child of five daughters and two sons of Owen & Mary Ginn.   530 more words

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I have just lost my grandmother. Already I hear her voice scoffing at my euphemism: “You didn’t lose me darling, I was right there, you couldn’t have lost me. 624 more words

Ponder On

Family stories...still making me smile

As I mentioned in a previous blog, family stories can be a treasure trove of inspiration for stories to write. It can also be a great source of characters, jokes, and memorable lines. 459 more words


A Pot Pourri of Parades

Different places, different times, different reasons. Parades occur in all forms and sizes, in towns large and small, in Australia.  My collection progresses in time through  a coastal village, a capital city  and a smaller regional city. 231 more words

Bars Series Enamel on Copper Pipe - Flame

Like the homes of most folks who’ve lived many years at just one address, my parents’ house overflowed with the mementoes and keepsakes of their 50 year marriage. 586 more words

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