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”

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”

November 22, 1963 — A Day of Remembrance

Dearest Readers: If you were alive on this date, November 22, 1963, do you remember what you were doing when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated? I was just a little girl at the time, but I remember it significantly. Home from school due to the flu and asthma, I listened to the radio inContinue reading “November 22, 1963 — A Day of Remembrance”

Remembering 9-11-2001

Remembering 9-11-2001, — I recall awakening a bit later than normal for me on 9-11-01, due to a headache. It was a beautiful day in Charleston. Bright sunshine, clear skies. The phone rang. I checked caller ID noticing it was my husband. “Now what is it he wants so early this morning?” Those of youContinue reading “Remembering 9-11-2001”

Antique Shopping — Melissa’s First Shoes

Last week while running errands, my husband wanted to know if I had additional errands in mind. Occasionally I enjoy walking through antique shops. A few years ago, one of my favorite shops was Hungry Neck Antique Mall, but it closed and now is Trader Joe’s. Driving along Coleman Blvd. in Mt. Pleasant, I’ve noticedContinue reading “Antique Shopping — Melissa’s First Shoes”

Happy Fourth of July, America’s Independence Day!

Dearest Readers, Happy Fourth of July…America’s Independence Day! Today, America will celebrate this tradition by grilling burgers, drinking beer, and other alcoholic beverages, because it is a tradition. Many will overeat, or gorge themselves with unhealthy foods and such. While it is true, I will celebrate, I will be careful what I intake, because, asContinue reading “Happy Fourth of July, America’s Independence Day!”

Veterans Day in America

Today is Veterans Day. A day to give thanks to all who have served in the United States Armed Forces. A day for America to SALUTE our Veterans! As the proud wife of a Vietnam Veteran, I confess — veterans hold a most special place in my heart. While traveling to areas I write about,Continue reading “Veterans Day in America”

November 6, 2012 — Election Day in America Please Vote!

We are only hours away from Election Day in America. As a woman, I sincerely take my right and privilege to vote as something serious. While I will not say what party I am — neither a Democrat, nor a Republican — I have voted every election since I was eighteen years of age. WhenContinue reading “November 6, 2012 — Election Day in America Please Vote!”

Let Us Never Forget 9-11

  I’ve always heard if you live long enough, you learn to accept death as a fact of life. I learned to grieve when I was 17, again at 23, over the years I’ve lost close friends, family members, and in 1999, I lost my dad. Till this day, I still live with grief, asContinue reading “Let Us Never Forget 9-11”