Tropical Storm Bertha


Dearest Readers: As most of you know, on December 23, 2019 I fell off a three-step ladder, fracturing my back. Last night, I awoke to horrific pain by the L-1. Tossing and turning, I got up, walked around, noticing the rain. We’ve had lots of rain since moving to Ravenel, South Carolina, but in thisContinue reading “Tropical Storm Bertha”

In Memory of Chef Shane Whiddon


Good morning to all. If you follow my posts on Facebook and my blog, you will know yesterday was another tragic day in the Holy City of Charleston, SC. Yesterday, a disgruntled, former employee walked into Virginia’s on King Restaurant with a sick mission on his mind. He reportedly has mental health issues. Holding aContinue reading “In Memory of Chef Shane Whiddon”

Hurricane Matthew vs. Hurricane Phil…


Dearest Readers: It is official. We survived Hurricane Matthew. I must confess, Matthew was nothing like Hurricane Hugo. NOTHING! Early¬†Friday morning, before the wrath of Matthew, my husband followed me to park my car in one of the downtown garages in Charleston. I was fearful Matthew might blow out windows, or thrust a tree intoContinue reading “Hurricane Matthew vs. Hurricane Phil…”

Hurricane Matthew Scheduled to Arrive Soon


  Dearest Readers: October 7, 2016, will be a day for history. Hurricane Matthew is scheduled to hit the southeast coast of South Carolina later today. Looking out my window, I see the winds gusting now. Occasional rains tap my windows periodically, but not enough now to worry. Our family consists of my husband andContinue reading “Hurricane Matthew Scheduled to Arrive Soon”

Memories of Hurricane Hugo, Hurricane Floyd, and Soon — Hurricane Matthew


  Dearest Readers: I remember September 21, 1989 and Hurricane Hugo, a category four hurricane when it SLAMMED into the Charleston Harbor. My husband was activated with the SC National Guard. I chose to volunteer at the culinary college where I worked. caring for¬† 60 students in a historical building that once was a tobaccoContinue reading “Memories of Hurricane Hugo, Hurricane Floyd, and Soon — Hurricane Matthew”

When and If Hurricane Matthew Comes to the Lowcountry…


Dearest Readers: Within 24-36 hours, we, in the low country, will know what our chance of meeting Hurricane Matthew is. Here’s what I predict. As most of you know, Charleston, SC is the ‘number one city in the world.’ No doubt, a Chamber of Commerce statement. Yes, it is a beautiful city. Antiquated!!! And I’mContinue reading “When and If Hurricane Matthew Comes to the Lowcountry…”

Sad Experience on the Carnival Ecstasy Cruise


We are HOME now from the cruise. Phil and I had a great time, relaxing and enjoying life. We were on the Ecstasy. If you’ve heard about the Carnival Ecstasy — yes, it is true. In the early morning hours of yesterday morning, a passenger fell overboard. The ship had to stop, backing up toContinue reading “Sad Experience on the Carnival Ecstasy Cruise”

Rainy Days…Rainy Nights…Will Charleston, SC EVER See Sunshine Again?


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 andContinue reading “Rainy Days…Rainy Nights…Will Charleston, SC EVER See Sunshine Again?”

If It Wasn’t For Weight Watchers….


As you probably know, I am a Weight Watcher. As a ‘weight watcher’ I lose slowly — EVER SO SLOWLY! I have weekly weigh-ins where I cheer, and I have many weeks at weigh-in where I want to scream…beat myself up…run into a brick wall…or — QUIT!