Halloweens from our Youth & Hellish Costumes

Let’s start with the obvious here. You could not breathe in these masks back in the 70s. You felt like you were being suffocated or worse. Halloween costumes back then were frightening, itchy, flammable and so not politically correct.  They were made with rayon, polyester or plastic and if your parents smoked you had to… Continue reading Halloweens from our Youth & Hellish Costumes

Carolina Strong & Have You Marked Yourself Safe?

Still getting through Hurricane Florence here in the Carolinas. While I live in central NC, we have had our share of flooding, trees down, power outages and yes, today we have had tornadoes! But as I mark myself “safe” on Facebook, I am thrilled with all the good works being done in the Carolinas by… Continue reading Carolina Strong & Have You Marked Yourself Safe?

The Day My Dad Killed The Maid’s Husband.

  Disclaimer: I am by no means making fun of anyone dying. This is just one of those family stories of the “you can’t make this stuff up” folder. I realize that no family is “normal” and we all have our skeletons. In our family, crazy isn’t hidden, we dress it up and prop it… Continue reading The Day My Dad Killed The Maid’s Husband.

Check on Your Strong Friends. They Need You Too.

  When you hear about the suicide of people like Kate Spade or Anthony Bourdain, you have to stop and think why? They seemed to have it all. They seemed happy and had money and no worries. If it can happen to them…. We don’t know what goes on in the minds and lives of… Continue reading Check on Your Strong Friends. They Need You Too.

This Week’s 6 Funny Tweets About Booze. Because We Need to Laugh More.

Y’all. I think everyone just needs to calm the hell down. Even the funny blogs I follow are having a hard time finding humor. Facebook friends and relatives are posting lots of fake news and political opinions. It’s not fun there anymore. Twitter is the same way. It literally took me days to find funny… Continue reading This Week’s 6 Funny Tweets About Booze. Because We Need to Laugh More.

I Can’t Even Today.

OMG. The world is coming to an end. All those movies and shows about an apocalyptic zombie world is more close to reality than it was just a few years ago. I can’t even watch the news anymore or read anything online. Is it true? Is it Fake News? Are the fact checkers even real? I… Continue reading I Can’t Even Today.

Vacation with the Family 2018. Part I

Sweet Baby Jesus we made it to the beach! It’s about 4 hours of driving to get here but we do it every year and it is so worth it. We meet up with my parents most years and enjoy “family” time. Usually we are all still speaking by the end of the week.  I… Continue reading Vacation with the Family 2018. Part I