Snap and Chat

copied from I Love Texas social media, unsure of original source I spent many afternoons snapping beans and shelling various varieties of peas with my grandmother. We sat outside in lawn chairs placed to catch the breeze while we worked. Newspapers were spread across our laps to catch the strings and pods while large enamel … Continue reading Snap and Chat

Just Swinging

  This is a peaceful scene, isn't it? My eyes are always drawn to a porch swing and, if possible, I allow myself a few minutes to sit and swing. Lazily swinging back and forth always brings back a treasured memory for me.... One of my grandmother's older sisters lived across Highway 9 from my … Continue reading Just Swinging

Going back

"It is not that I belong to the past, but the past that belongs to me." ~Mary Antin Summer visits to see Grandparents always included trips to cemeteries where family members were buried.  This ritual may seem strange to some, but for us it is perfectly normal.  As Southerners we are firmly rooted in the … Continue reading Going back