Monthly Archives: May 2014

My Mother – Part 4, Mother and I Tour an African Game Preserve

In 1975, my folks divorced and my father sold the farm to a developer for a goodly sum. These events set each of us on new courses in our lives. With money from the sale, he set mother up comfortably … Continue reading

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Lizards, Turtles and Snakes, Oh My! – Snakes Part 1

Category: I Grew Up on a Farm in Virginia From as far back as I can remember, I have been fascinated with all creatures, but especially reptiles and amphibians. My parents encouraged my curiosity. Lois knew most of the reptiles … Continue reading

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From Fireflies in a Jar to a Disney Movie

A Pavlovian Response Rewards One with Wonder The Many of these postings have been about looking back—conjuring memorable events to capture some of my personal history to share with my daughters and grandchildren. How many of you have memories of … Continue reading

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One National Program I would like to See Instituted

or “A modest Proposal” Category: Viewpoint from Pelham Okay, I am going to contradict myself—sort of, but the spending program I am going to describe may be one tactic for steering the ship of state back on course. I believe … Continue reading

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Searching for Fossils – Many More Walks

Category: I Grew Up on a Farm in Virgina Exploring the Beach Many of my experiences are associated with my walks—the walks were the key to my discovery and learning process. The river, from the marsh to just before curve … Continue reading

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“Way down yonder on the Chattahoochee”

Guest Post by Peggy Richmond A story of Women in the Wilderness with no electricity, no running water, and no men! Twenty women—a travel group of women who love camping (most in vintage campers)—gathered at the McIntosh Reserve in Whitesburg, … Continue reading

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Another Walk on the Farm–and a Painful Lesson

As I grew older, my permissible boundaries were expanded (see “Walking to Susie’s”). By the time I was eight or nine, it was not uncommon for me to announce, in the morning, at breakfast, “I think I am going to … Continue reading

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