Missing Mr. Hanks, the Tank


Dearest Readers: Today is a day of remembrance and heartache for me. On Wednesday, November 21, 2018, we had to say goodbye to our precious little mini-schnauzer, Mr. Hanks. Prior to us rescuing him and welcoming him into our family, he was an angry little boy who loved to bite — MEN! When we fosteredContinue reading “Missing Mr. Hanks, the Tank”

Thanksgiving, 2018


Dearest Readers: I realize this is Thanksgiving week; however, I wanted to share a bit of a touching, sad story. This morning, Wednesday, November 21, 2018, we had to let our precious little 14-year-old+ mini schnauzer go to doggie heaven. Since Monday evening, he deteriorated rather quickly. He ate his dinner. Drank water, and onContinue reading “Thanksgiving, 2018”

Communicating With Shakespeare


Dearest Readers: I suppose some of you will think I’ve lost my mind. As my closest friends know, I have visions and a strong belief in God. My grandmother had the gift of visions. After she passed away, that gift found me. I had visions of men dressed all in black, attacking planes – twoContinue reading “Communicating With Shakespeare”

Let The Rehearsals Begin…


Dearest Readers: Good morning, World. Another beautiful sunshiny day! After two cups of coffee and my morning yogurt parfait, I decided to rehearse the tentative songs for the show scheduled for late May — May 30, to be exact! All of my pups, with exception of grouchy little Hanks, were outside while I popped theContinue reading “Let The Rehearsals Begin…”

Remodeling 101 — A New Kitchen


Dearest Readers: Below is a story written in 2007 when our household decided to remodel our kitchen. Enjoy! TUESDAY, MARCH 27, 2007 Remodeling 101 – KITCHEN FACELIFT The Saga of Remodeling a Kitchen, and a Marriage For many years I’ve dreamed of a modern kitchen, filled with contemporary, custom-made cabinets with plenty of storage space,Continue reading “Remodeling 101 — A New Kitchen”

A Tribute to William Lloyd Garrison and My Precious “Shamey-Pooh”


Dearest Readers: If you follow the page, “Following Atticus,” on a regular basis, you know that precious, Sweet William Lloyd Garrison, aka “Will” left this world yesterday, October 25, 2014 at approximately 3:30pm. Will, as you probably know, is the lost, angry oldster that Tom Ryan rescued from death’s door in May, 2012. Sweet Will,Continue reading “A Tribute to William Lloyd Garrison and My Precious “Shamey-Pooh””

To Dream — One Must Sleep — Something I Battle Nightly


Dearest Readers: Have you missed me? I’ve certainly missed the opportunity to sit down at my desk, glue my butt to the chair and write. I’ve had so many unexpected interruptions and demands I’ve actually wished to run away from myself. Life demands is what I call them. The City of Charleston, SC has hadContinue reading “To Dream — One Must Sleep — Something I Battle Nightly”

Simple Start, Weight Watchers — Why? Because It Works!


Dearest Readers: Yes, I know…I’ve been quiet. As you recall, the new year started with a loss…not at Weight Watchers, but a loss of a loved one — our precious little Maltese, Shasta Daisy Shampagne. She was at least ten-years-old, probably closer to twelve. For approximately six months we watched her slowly fading away fromContinue reading “Simple Start, Weight Watchers — Why? Because It Works!”

Animals Communicate to Us…


Dearest Readers: Today, I awaken to another gray day in Charleston. Now, it is raining outside. Raindrops tap, tap, tap, on the windows and I’m thankful I called my four-legged family members inside only moments ago. They are so funny when it rains. When the back door opens, they rush inside, only to stop asContinue reading “Animals Communicate to Us…”

Gobble…Gobble…Gobble…Happy Thanksgiving!


Thursday, November 28, 2013 Dearest Readers: On this date, November 28, 2013, we celebrate Thanksgiving. As we grow, there are many traditions made, and some traditions are broken. Growing up in the State of Georgia, my family taught me many traditions during the holidays, especially at Thanksgiving and Christmas. The holidays were for family. IContinue reading “Gobble…Gobble…Gobble…Happy Thanksgiving!”