Dearest Readers: This will probably be one of the shortest posts I’ve written lately. Not because it isn’t important – simply because I must get back to the kitchen to make certain my Tom Turkey is roasting properly. Today is a day for the United States of America to celebrate Thanksgiving, and to give ThanksContinue reading “HAPPY THANKSGIVING”

Let Us All Stand Tall To Become — CHARLESTON STRONG!

When I was a little girl my Grammy spoke about the church. How she always felt as if she was in the hands of the Lord whenever she went to church. She felt safe, telling me if I got scared, I would always feel safe and be safe inside a church. I believed my Grammy. What happened on Wednesday, June 17, 2015, inside Mother Emanuel AME Church located on Calhoun Street, in the Holy City of Charleston, SC is truly shocking. Murders during Bible Study???

Resting Easy in the U S

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Candy Harrington, candy@EmergingHorizons.com New Lodging Guidebook Features Unique Properties for Wheelchair-Users and Slow Walkers RIPON, CA – May 1, 2015 – If you’re tired of staying at cookie-cutter chain hotels, then pick up a copy of Resting Easy in the US; Unique Lodging Options for Wheelers and Slow Walkers, and getContinue reading “Resting Easy in the U S”

Dearest Readers: While cleaning files on my computer, I discovered this story written years ago. I do hope you will enjoy! Perhaps the holidays, especially Thanksgiving and Christmas, reminds me of simpler times with my dad. Enjoy! Perhaps a portion of “Chattahoochee Child” Footsteps: Taking the Back Roads to Alabama by Barbie Perkins-Cooper Copyright BarbieContinue reading

Happy Labor Day

Dearest Readers: Today in America is Labor Day. According to the U.S. Department of Labor — “Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made toContinue reading “Happy Labor Day”

World War II Ship to Visit Decatur, Alabama

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Melinda Dunn, President & CEO Decatur-Morgan County Convention & Visitors Bureau PHONE: 256.350.2028, 800.524.6181 EMAIL: mdunn@decaturcvb.org World War II Ship to Visit Decatur, Alabama The USS LST 325 Ship Museum to be open for tours September 4-9 at Ingalls Harbor. Decatur, Ala. (August 18, 2014) – A 328 feet long pieceContinue reading “World War II Ship to Visit Decatur, Alabama”

Happy Fourth of July 2014

Dearest Readers: Today is one of the busiest party, barbecue and fireworks events for the United States of America. I would like to take a moment from our busy lives to thank those who have fought so bravely to keep America free so that we, the citizens, may enjoy our Independence Day. Many in AmericaContinue reading “Happy Fourth of July 2014”


Received these statistics from a reputable source. These stats and numbers are astounding and disturburbing when read carefully.  They tell a very interesting tale about our society and in my opinion a sickness in that society and sadness…………………….DD   A slightly different set of statistics about the veterans and casualties. +++++ VIETNAM VETERAN STATISTICS InContinue reading “FOR THOSE AFFECTED VIA THE VIETNAM WAR — SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT”

Gobble…Gobble…Gobble…Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 28, 2013 Dearest Readers: On this date, November 28, 2013, we celebrate Thanksgiving. As we grow, there are many traditions made, and some traditions are broken. Growing up in the State of Georgia, my family taught me many traditions during the holidays, especially at Thanksgiving and Christmas. The holidays were for family. IContinue reading “Gobble…Gobble…Gobble…Happy Thanksgiving!”