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”

Illegal or Legal Immigrants


Dearest Readers: Immigration. Illegal? Legal? What about the children??? For all of you viewing just a photograph of a child crying — why don’t you read the full story? https://www.cbsnews.com/news/border-patrol-agent-involved-dramatic-photo-girl-crying-at-border-speaks-out/ The mother was being searched. Both were exhausted. People are assuming the worst. Yes, my heart aches whenever I see a child crying; however, asContinue reading “Illegal or Legal Immigrants”

Happy Father’s Day


Dearest Readers: Happy Father’s Day to all of the father’s in the United States of America. Today is a special day, to give thanks and celebrate our fathers. From the moment we were born, most of us had a father. Maybe you have precious memories of your father, and perhaps there are some, like me,Continue reading “Happy Father’s Day”

Another Saga About Weight Watchers


Dearest Readers: Last week, I stayed away from my Weight Watchers meeting, all to the credit of the nightmare of traffic congestion Mt. Pleasant, and Charleston, SC is enduring due to the West bound side of I-526 being closed. The bridge is a bit unsafe now, so after finding one of the problems and planningContinue reading “Another Saga About Weight Watchers”

Chattahoochee Child – Excerpt


Dearest Readers: Posting a bit of the story I’ve had dancing inside my heart and soul for many years. Too many years to mention. Yesterday, I realized I have to let go and write this. I hope you enjoy.   Yesterday, my husband and I went to the theatre to see “I CAN ONLY IMAGINE.”Continue reading “Chattahoochee Child – Excerpt”

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…”

Today I Met Mama Grinch…


Dearest Readers: People are so interesting, especially during the holiday season. About 30 minutes ago, I was standing in the overcrowded line at Dollar Tree. I noticed a woman slowly pushing her cart into the line. She was an elderly woman with gray hair. Her face was wrinkled, reminding me of a crinkled road map. She hadContinue reading “Today I Met Mama Grinch…”

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”

Sexual Assault/Molestation – My Story #MeToo


Dearest Readers: Today I am writing about a topic close to my heart. A secret. Well, not after today’s post. Listening to many current events, I am finding the courage to come forward about a subject, once closed. Another of those topics considered “a family matter.” Maybe I am finally finding the courage to shareContinue reading “Sexual Assault/Molestation – My Story #MeToo”

Am I A “Racist???


Yesterday, I received a news alert about Melania Trump being a ‘racist’ from a librarian. Seems Melania Trump is a racist for donating Dr. Seuss’ books??? Duh? Am I missing something? Dr. Seuss books are racist??? Let’s look up the definition for racist: “a person who shows or feels discrimination or prejudice against people ofContinue reading “Am I A “Racist???”