I don’t like funerals. I don’t look at open caskets. I’m not one for platitudes or pats on the shoulder or being told that God just needed another angel to heaven. It’s a nice thought, but I’m not quite sure that God was putting together a foursome and thought of Papa. Who knows—maybe that’s exactly what happened.
But I do love the civilities of being Southern and the rituals of a Southern funeral. This is not to say that a Northern funeral is not as nice. I’m sure it is. But I remember attending the funeral in high school when my Northern grandmother died. It wasn’t the same. Continue reading
I love postcards. I love picking them out, finding just the right image for the right person. I love writing them, figuring out how much will fit into the blank space, judging how much of a story I can tell without running out of room. I love the idea that, in this day of email and Facebook posts and Instagram, I can send a brightly colored card from wherever I happen to be and, hopefully, make the recipient happy that they opened their mailbox that day. I know I’m always happy when I receive one. Continue reading
While it’s a well known fact that I love beer, I also love whisky and, by association, its American cousin: bourbon. I’m always up for a learning experience and when I heard that Breckenridge Distillery was hosting a bourbon bottling party, I signed up as fast as my little fingers could type. Continue reading
It’s not funny, but my granddad travels more now that he’s in an assisted living home than he has in the past 10 years.
In his mind. Continue reading
I saw this infographic on Visually about top travel nightmares and thought a) this is really cool (I’m a sucker for infographics) and b) so many of these travel nightmares can be avoided or dealt with pretty easily. So, not only am I sharing this beautiful infographic, but I’m going to share some tips and tricks to avoid and/or deal with these nightmares. Continue reading
Toronto is a city worthy of a visit longer than just a few days. It’s a pity I had less than 72 hours, but I packed in as much as I could. Continue reading
A big thank you to Jules Wallace, who kept at it until it was the blue I was looking for. You can find her at DJ’s Hair Shoppe in Edwards, CO. Call her at 970.926.8844 to make an appointment (she’s awesome with all color–not just blue!). Continue reading