In Memory of Walter W. Perkins, My Father — Mr. Sandpiper 1998


Dearest Readers: Exactly 21 years ago today, Tuesday, July 6, 1999, I lost my father. Rushing to Sandpiper Convalescent Center in the late afternoon, I was pleased to show him his checkbook. He will be so proud of me to know he did not have to ask for his checkbook. Today, I have it balancedContinue reading “In Memory of Walter W. Perkins, My Father — Mr. Sandpiper 1998”

Equality – Not Racism!


Dearest Readers: I imagine a few of my friends will be totally unhappy with what I might say here, but here goes — I have many opinions I will not share here on social medias regarding the racism issues. I’ve read about the riots in downtown Charleston and many of those rioters were arrested forContinue reading “Equality – Not Racism!”

The Time is Now — Equality For All!


Dearest Readers: Lately, every time I open a newspaper to read the local and world news, EVERY PAGE has something pertaining to the recent movements in the USA. For example — events for blacks. Events and discussions regarding abolishing law enforcement. Events. Subjects….While I understand the black community is finally having a voice regarding theirContinue reading “The Time is Now — Equality For All!”

Compression Fracture – The Worst Pain — EVER!


Dearest Readers: Good morning, or perhaps I should also say, Good afternoon! If you are a regular fan of my blog, you might remember during the morning of our move from suburbia to the country — December 23, 2019 — I fell off a three step ladder, fracturing my back. The pain I’ve endured isContinue reading “Compression Fracture – The Worst Pain — EVER!”

2020…Corona Virus Spreading, and Now Racism


Dearest Readers: Brace Yourselves, Readers. Yes. I admit it. Barbie Perkins-Cooper is stepping gently on her soap box once again, only this time with compassion, heartache and opinions that all of my regular readers {and those who know me personally} have been curious as to WHEN I would write about the subject at hand. ItContinue reading “2020…Corona Virus Spreading, and Now Racism”

The Life of Barbie During Social Distancing


Dearest Readers: I have a funny Friday experience to share. Are you ready? Here goes: Friday afternoon, our pedal boat arrived. Excited to finally do something on the pond, we hopped in and started riding around our pond. Such fun seeing the turtles watching us as we glided softly around our beautiful pond. I leftContinue reading “The Life of Barbie During Social Distancing”

Our First Wildlife Loss On Golden Serenity Oasis Pond


Dearest Readers: Earlier, I walked down my long winding road to the mailbox. As I walk, I always stroll a bit by the pond, then take my time headed to the mailbox. I saw something in the pond. Something I’ve never seen before. Its head looked the shape of an alligator. I threw a stick,Continue reading “Our First Wildlife Loss On Golden Serenity Oasis Pond”

Coronavirus Updates


Dearest Readers: Do you find yourself constantly watching social media for the latest information regarding the Coronavirus? If so, maybe you should train your brain to think of something else. Although I am a participant on social media (Facebook) I do not participate on Twitter or other devices. Understand, I am not criticizing any ofContinue reading “Coronavirus Updates”

On Golden Pond – My Golden Pond! Have You Missed Me?


Dearest Readers: Yes. I understand. I’ve been silent for much too long. When I started my blog, I posted regularly. Thrilled to finally be writing again Unfortunately, since at least 2015 my life has been unpredictable, stressed, and I lost my confidence in my abilities as a writer. Every time I attempted to write, lifeContinue reading “On Golden Pond – My Golden Pond! Have You Missed Me?”