Tag Archives: legacy writing

A house divided

Tom and I, like my father before us, are graduates of the University of Alabama. We found ourselves in enemy territory recently when we spent a couple of nights in Auburn, Alabama’s greatest rival. My brother David and his son … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday

There was a time in our twenties when Lynne, her sister Liz, and I were always ready to join a close group of friends and family in costuming ourselves for parties and home movies. One of those friends especially close … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Bright Eyes

When Mother was a little girl in Tupelo, Mississippi, the local theater, converted from its original use as an opera house, was named The Strand. I don’t know how old she was when she started going to movies there with … Continue reading

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July Photo A Day: I Wore This!

Not today, of course, but a few thirty-five years ago. It’s in pretty good shape, I think. It doesn’t have a tag, so I wonder if my mother embroidered it or received it as a gift from someone who did. … Continue reading

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July Photo A Day: Fave Smell

This was one of my mother’s thrift store finds a dozen years ago: a cabinet that had held collectible bourbons. She couldn’t find a use for it and gave it to me. It’s the perfect size for storing my essential … Continue reading

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July Photo A Day: Cold

Iced coffee? Yes, please! After my father died, there was a year when my mother lived with my sister-in-law Terri. She told me that in the afternoons, the two of them would sit outside with neighbors, talking and drinking iced … Continue reading

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Look Back

Recently my brother sent me a link to vintage postcard photos of the ship he believes we were on when we traveled from Germany to the US a few months after my birth, General Simon B. Buckner. I don’t know … Continue reading

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April Photo A Day: Childhood

I once gave my mother an oddly shaped wooden box. I like wooden boxes myself, so I tend to give them as gifts. It’s fun to fill my own with little treasures. I often forget what’s in them and get … Continue reading

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More fun with nostalgia

This is the terrific card Timmy and Paul sent me on my birthday (thanks!), and it reminded me of Colorforms. Which sent me on another of my periodic searches for the set of Colorforms I remember having as a kid. … Continue reading

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Old Memories

“Old memories are wonderful things and should be held on to as long as possible, shared with others, and embellished if need be.” Neil Young, Waging Heavy Peace

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