CHATTAHOOCHEE CHILD – EXCERPT


 Dearest Readers: Listed below is a bit of Chattahoochee Child: PROLOGUE – Rhythms October 2003 There is a rhythm to life, moving us at a pace we control by the decisions we make. When I was lost, and alone, I embraced the Chattahoochee River while listening to the melody of rhythms created by the symphonyContinue reading “CHATTAHOOCHEE CHILD – EXCERPT”

In Memory of My Father


Dearest Readers: Below is an essay written before my father’s death – July 6, 1999 WALTER W. PERKINS Mr. Sandpiper, 1998 Born an identical twin on December 19, 1914, Walter W. Perkins will soon celebrate his 84th birthday and he is the only surviving family member left of his generation.  His identical twin brother wasContinue reading “In Memory of My Father”

LEARN TO CONTROL YOUR DIABETES, BEFORE IT CONTROLS YOU


Late one evening while watching TV with my husband Phil, I reminded him to check his glucose level. His reply was the usual, ‘I’ll do it later.’ Knowing him as I do, I was frustrated. He has the tendency to procrastinate, so I chose a different approach. “Why don’t you check mine and let’s compare.”Continue reading “LEARN TO CONTROL YOUR DIABETES, BEFORE IT CONTROLS YOU”

PARENT TO PARENT…CARE GIVING IN AMERICA


Holidays of 1997 During the holidays of 1997, my life was extremely busy until a shocking reality forced me to readjust my schedule, to make time for a new, unsuspecting emergency when my father needed me the most, during his illness.  I was stepping into a new chapter of my life, green and naive ofContinue reading “PARENT TO PARENT…CARE GIVING IN AMERICA”

Weight Watchers Is Not a Diet – It’s A Community of People…


Dearest Readers: This will probably be a short posting about something we learned at the Weight Watchers meeting Thursday, March 8, 2017. Two of my closest friends in Charleston are Tammy and Sara. Neither were at the meeting on Thursday…Just me, my shadow and other friends I’ve met thru Weight Watchers. Tammy moved to FloridaContinue reading “Weight Watchers Is Not a Diet – It’s A Community of People…”

Surviving Hurricanes


Dearest Readers: We survived the wrath of a potential Hurricane Irma. I say potential since she dropped down to a tropical storm when she visited Charleston, SC. We watched The Weather Channel. I must compliment them on their coverage and I am so thankful we survived. We lost power for less than two hours. Amazing.Continue reading “Surviving Hurricanes”

Hurricane Harvey and the Devastation of the Lone Star State of Texas


Dearest Readers: I admit it, I’ve been glued to the TV this week, watching and crying about the tragedies of a Hurricane named Harvey. I had the pleasure to visit this great Lone Star State a few years ago and I must say, I fell in love with Texas, especially Beaumont, Texas. The hurricane hasContinue reading “Hurricane Harvey and the Devastation of the Lone Star State of Texas”

Steroids…Weight Gain…Weight Watchers…


Have you ever gotten ill and your doctor prescribed steroids, such as Prednisone? Earlier this year, when I was so dreadfully ill with acute bronchial asthma, my doctor prescribed a different steroid since I had cognitive disabilities with Prednisone.

We Are Family…


Dearest Readers: I suppose one could say this week has been an eventful week. A week of highs. Lows. Events. Thankfulness and most of all, Gratitude. Early Tuesday, I left Charleston, driving to Georgia to visit with my sister and her family. My sister’s name shall remain anonymous. I believe in protecting privacy. We hadContinue reading “We Are Family…”

Happy Easter 2017


Dearest Readers: April 16, 2017 – Easter. Today is a beautiful, sunshiny day in Charleston, SC. A glorious day to give thanks, and to share religions around the world. As a little girl, my family would go to church with our grandparents at Beallwood Assembly of God Church, Columbus, GA. Sitting in the church, listening toContinue reading “Happy Easter 2017”