Christmas Eve

Dearest Readers: Monday, December 24, 2018 — Christmas Eve. This year, after fighting another dreadful battle with bronchial asthma, I am able to give thanks for life, health and loved ones. My wish for all of you is to keep Christ in Christmas. Never leave Christ out of Christmas when writing it. I’ve seen peopleContinue reading “Christmas Eve”

Happy Birthday, Walter Perkins – My Dad

Dearest Readers: On December 19, 1914, two identical twins were born in Michigan. Lewis Eugene and Walter W. Perkins. Never did I have the honor to know Uncle Lewis. He died at 26-years-of-age from Bright’s Disease. I believe it is an inflammation of the kidneys. After his death, my father reportedly changed to a sad,Continue reading “Happy Birthday, Walter Perkins – My Dad”

A Toast To The Little Things In Life…

Dearest Readers: I suppose today is a day to reminisce, in hopes I might convince myself it is time to break away from social media, interruptions, along with the intense doubts I have about the ability to write. Below is another award-winning story I wrote a few months after losing my father. Hope you enjoy! ArrivingContinue reading “A Toast To The Little Things In Life…”

Merry Christmas to All!

Dearest Readers: Merry Christmas! Today is the day to give thanks to the world for our Savior and his birth. May your day be filled with many blessings. Much love, and much thankfulness. To our troops away from home, I say thank you…for your service to our Country…thank you for dedicating your life to theContinue reading “Merry Christmas to All!”

Merry Christmas

Dearest Readers: This is the week of the Christmas holidays. A time to give thanks and to celebrate with friends and family. I would like to wish all of you a joyous and Happy Holiday Season — a Merry Christmas season. This is the first Christmas season I can recall people actually saying, “Merry Christmas,”Continue reading “Merry Christmas”


First North American Rights Only Total Word Count –1491 words Barbie Perkins-Cooper E-mail: Arriving in Greensboro, North Carolina, I met Joan at Friendly Shopping Center. I parked the car in the first available spot and headed towards Hecht’s Department Store. Rushing across the parking lot, I waved to Joan. Stopping for only a moment,Continue reading “THE WAKE UP CALL”

What is Christmas?

Dearest Readers: Christmas is more than gifts, socializing, drinking, partying and  simply having fun. Christmas is the season where we appreciate Christ and all that He represents. To those who are atheists, I say, it is a fact that I believe in Christ and Christmas and I strive to appreciate the true meaning of Christmas.Continue reading “What is Christmas?”

Reflections At Christmas Time

Christmas   Is…  Dearest Readers: Yes, it is the Christmas season. A time to give thanks and be appreciative for all that we are, and all that we have. A time to celebrate the birth of CHRIST…a time to recognize that IF we did not have the ‘birth of Christ’ as the reason for theContinue reading “Reflections At Christmas Time”

Carolina Opry Christmas Special

  Media Contact: Jordan Watkins Director of Marketing 843-913-1453     Editorial Note: UPDATE NEW 2013 High Res images now available for download Calvin Gilmore and cast are available for interviews.   Annual Carolina Opry Christmas Special offers big changes blended with tradition The Carolina Opry Christmas Special, “The Christmas Show of theContinue reading “Carolina Opry Christmas Special”