Barbie Perkins-Cooper, Author

A Writer and Photojournalist's Blog


Dearest Readers: Today is Tuesday, March 28, 2017. Exactly three weeks ago today, my husband and I made the decision to let our precious almost 14-year-old mini schnauzer leave us to go home to Heaven. How I miss that precious little boy. He was my friend. My dearest and most trusting friend. Shakespeare joined our …

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Dearest Readers: Some days are better left unsaid, or forgotten. Such was the case yesterday, November 9, 2015. The morning started with a discovery that the tarp protecting our roof from further damage after the catastrophic rains of October 2 – October 5 in Charleston, SC was missing in certain areas. Waking my husband up, …

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The Adventures of Cletus Cleet, Cleet Runs Away By Barbie Perkins-Cooper Copyright ©2012 Barbie Perkins-Cooper, All Rights Reserved Thursday, November 8, 2012, was a bitter day, with an early and cold winter’s chill, the first for the fall in Charleston, South Carolina. The morning sunshine could not warm the grounds of the coastal area where …

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Dearest Readers: As I glance outside at the window by my desk, I see gray skies…Raindrops are dripping slowly to the ground. Trees are covered with so much moisture, they almost lose their color. The mimosa trees drip with a grayish color as if to say they are sick and tired of this rain and …

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F O R I M M E D I A T E R E L E A S E CONTACT: Janice M. Williams, President Friends of the Coon Dog Cemetery, Inc. PHONE: 256.412.5970 EMAIL: coondogcemetery@comcast.net Labor Day Celebration to be Held at Coon Dog Cemetery Tuscumbia, Ala. (August 18, 2015) – On a ridge in …

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Dearest Readers: If you follow the page, “Following Atticus,” on a regular basis, you know that precious, Sweet William Lloyd Garrison, aka “Will” left this world yesterday, October 25, 2014 at approximately 3:30pm. Will, as you probably know, is the lost, angry oldster that Tom Ryan rescued from death’s door in May, 2012. Sweet Will, …

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Dearest Readers: I have been quiet for a bit. Just a bit perplexed with writing…feeling as if I could not write one word ever again. Alas, I am back — on this day September 21, 2014 — 25 years after Hurricane Hugo strove to destroy the beautiful City of Charleston, SC. So many people cannot …

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Dearest Readers: My last post, Saturday, January 4, 2014 was written with a broken heart after we lost our precious Maltese, Shasta Daisy Shampagne. To say it has been a stressful, depressing and an almost unbearable week is an understatement. I have caught myself bursting into tears as the sea of grief rushes over me …

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Dearest Readers: Today, I awaken to another gray day in Charleston. Now, it is raining outside. Raindrops tap, tap, tap, on the windows and I’m thankful I called my four-legged family members inside only moments ago. They are so funny when it rains. When the back door opens, they rush inside, only to stop as …

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