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…”

Cruising On The Carnival Fantasy…


Dearest Readers, and Carnival Fantasy: Yes, it is true. During January 8 – January 13, 2015, my husband and I cruised from Charleston, SC to Freeport and Nassau, Bahamas on a bitterly cold day in Charleston. Just picture it, if you will. Packing for the cruise, I listened to the weather forecast in Charleston andContinue reading “Cruising On The Carnival Fantasy…”

Chattahoochee Child — Saga Continues…


Chattahoochee Child Barbie Perkins-Cooper Copyright 2014 Walking around the flower displays at the exhibit hall of the Coastal Carolina Fair, I inhaled the aromatic smells of pale orange roses. Garrett touched a rose petal. I tapped his hand. “You aren’t supposed to touch them,” I scolded. He laughed, stepping back. “Coral roses are my favorites,”Continue reading “Chattahoochee Child — Saga Continues…”

My Weight Watchers Saga Continues


Dearest Readers: Today is T-minus and counting. My weigh in day at Weight Watchers. For once, I actually slept well last night, managing not to awaken for a length of time until 5:00am. I went back to sleep and didn’t want to get out of bed this morning. Most unusual for me! Slowly, I managedContinue reading “My Weight Watchers Saga Continues”

February 10, 2014 — The Sad Day When Shirley Temple Died…


Dearest Readers: This morning I awoke to a sadness. The news alert on my cell phone read, “Shirley Temple is Dead At 85.” My heart broke. I raced to my computer to read about Shirley Temple. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtHvetGnOdM When I was a child, my mother cherished movies with Shirley Temple as the child star. The lovelyContinue reading “February 10, 2014 — The Sad Day When Shirley Temple Died…”

“Chattahoochee Child…” Just Opening A Vein…To Write!


Dearest Readers: If you are reading this, and either you know me, or follow my blog, you will know the struggles I have just writing “Chattahoochee Child.” Years ago, at a writer’s meeting, I shared the premise of this story, receiving much encouragement. At the time, I had no idea where the story would go,Continue reading ““Chattahoochee Child…” Just Opening A Vein…To Write!”

Ah…Home Sweet Home…”At Last…”


So nice to arrive home earlier with my babies awaiting our arrival. Over the weekend Phil and I participated in the Murrells Inlet Elks Lodge show, based on the Charleston Elks Lodge, Back Porch Opera Extravaganza. We had a terrific time last night. Phil served as the sound engineer, dj, and of course, I sang.Continue reading “Ah…Home Sweet Home…”At Last…””

Communicating With My Precious Animals


My silly pups. Prince Midnight Shadow, my cold black giant schnauzer rushes inside to brush against the leashes, hanging near my office. He is telling me he is ready to walk today. “Mommy,” he says, staring into my eyes. “It’s nice outside today. The heat will not burn my paws. Can we go for aContinue reading “Communicating With My Precious Animals”

On Whitney Houston


February 11, 2013 was the first anniversary of the world’s loss of a dynamic singer/performer, Whitney Houston. The world still mourns her loss, along with her magnificent voice. To her family and friends, I wish you peace. Yes, it was heartbreaking to watch her “Homecoming” ceremony. I was one of the many glued to theContinue reading “On Whitney Houston”

Welcome to Hawaii – Day Five and Beyond – Hawaii Is Like A Dream Come True!


Monday, August 20, 2012 – Sorry for the delay in sharing my astonishing dreams about Hawaii. I’ve been just a bit busy lately with several assignments to do, rehearsals for a show at the Charleston Elks Lodge, more assignments – unexpected, but so welcome, and of course, getting all the photographs I took of HawaiiContinue reading “Welcome to Hawaii – Day Five and Beyond – Hawaii Is Like A Dream Come True!”