Barbie Perkins-Cooper, Author

Living Life in the Country As A Writer, Photographer


This is a post for my “Family and Friends for Christmas.” Dearest Family and Friends: 2020 has been such a depressing, unbearable year. At least I have life, a warm home, health, a husband, and of course my “Bratty Boys,” my schnauzers.In five days, December 23, 2019, to be exact, will be a year anniversary …

Continue reading


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


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! Arriving …

Continue reading


First North American Rights Only Total Word Count –1491 words Barbie Perkins-Cooper E-mail: barbiepc@bellsouth.net 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


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


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 the …

Continue reading