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”

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”

Remembering “Mama”


Perhaps this essay will be another chapter in “CHATTAHOOCHEE CHILD.” [My latest work-in-progress]: Mama wore her best house dresses when she was in a good mood, which wasn’t often enough. Those days, it felt as if the sunshine from the window kissed the living room with colors of the rainbow, at least for me.  MamaContinue reading “Remembering “Mama””

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”

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…”

Remembering Sir Shakespeare Hemingway


Today, March 7, 2018 is an extremely sad day for me. Today is the first anniversary of losing my precious mini-schnauzer, Sir Shakespeare Hemingway. Exactly one year later, I am still heartbroken over losing him. Over making the decision to allow him to go to Heaven so he would not suffer any longer. On theContinue reading “Remembering Sir Shakespeare Hemingway”

Merry Christmas, 2017


Dearest Readers: Today, December 24, 2017 is Christmas Eve. Today is also the anniversary of two of our dearest Friends, Joan and Jim Adams. May your anniversary be as special to them as they are to us. If you are out and about in the middle of the insane Christmas rush, please DO NOT TAILGATE. IContinue reading “Merry Christmas, 2017”

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”