Category Archives: Holidays

And 2022 Comes in With a Bang…

I always tend to get a little giddy at the start of a brand new year.  I feel like I have a clean slate in front of me and that everything’s new and fresh and I’m somehow starting over.  I … Continue reading

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Holiday Lights at Cheekwood

I recently visited Cheekwood Estates and Gardens for their Holiday Lights display.  Cheekwood is a beautiful 1930s estate, and once the former home of Leslie and Mabel Cheek (for its history, click on the above link).  It has 55 acres … Continue reading

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October Ramblings

I’m loving this autumn season despite our lack of color here in the southeast.  It was just two days ago that I first noticed a hint of red color in some of the maple trees in the neighborhood.  It just … Continue reading

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The Gift of Hope

Have you ever had a transcendental experience?  I have.  The first one (which was quite extraordinary) happened after my mother died.  It was a long time before I got up the nerve to even tell anyone about it.  I still … Continue reading

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A Christmas Morning Bomb in Nashville, Tennessee

Hello friends.  How was your Christmas? I hope it was better than mine.  For I woke up to news of a bombing in my hometown of Nashville, Tennessee.  At first, I innocently thought (like the Nashville police chief did) that … Continue reading

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Holiday Dangers for Pets

I usually repost this blog every year at the holidays. I’m still having a great deal of trouble navigating this “new” Block Editor (If you really want to know, I HATE IT) and it’s making me want to just throw … Continue reading

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The Beautiful Spirit of Dolly Parton

This right here is why I love Dolly Parton.  I watched her Christmas special on CBS Sunday night and this story she told about her mother brought me to tears…. right along with Dolly.   And then there was this song … Continue reading

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Halloween Funnies

Happy Halloween. Stay safe, enjoy, and have fun!

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Sunday Glory

Christmas is most truly Christmas when we celebrate it by giving the light of love to those who need it most.  Ruth Carter Stapleton Gail ♥

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Silent Night- The Carpenters

I once saw Karen Carpenter’s name on a list of the most beautiful female vocalists ever.  I had to agree and think she most definitely deserves a spot there!  Her voice is very calming. Gail ♥

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