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Greenwood, Texas

Greenwood, Texas

Tuesday Slice of Life : April 25, 2017. It is a hot August evening. We drive slowly along the back roads of Wise County, and although the scorching high for the day was 107 degrees, we ride with car windows rolled down and the AC off. We want to savor the sensations...

It’s My Name

Tuesday Slice of Life : April 4, 2017 Remember that a person’s name is to that person the sweetest and most important sound in any language. — Dale Carnegie I was very young when I learned that my last name was too hard. Before I entered first grade, my mama had...

Crafting “Without Words”

Slice of Life March Challenge. No. 28. Backstory of yesterday and today’s posts. Last year, during #SOL16, I revised a draft about a childhood memory, a first grade memory, “The Day My Teacher Died.” The next day I wrote about how I revised that...
Without Words

Without Words

Slice of Life March Challenge. No. 27.  x This is my mother-in-law’s story. Prologue. Over the course of several years, she suffered a series of strokes and finally one left her without the power of speech. While we were home for a visit, Carl and I took her for...
The Day My Teacher Died

The Day My Teacher Died

#SOL16. No.24. Prologue: This is my true story. The account is completely accurate. Names have been changed and a detailed added, but I will share more about that tomorrow when I write about the writing. The cat. It was a big marmalade cat. When I see a marmalade cat,...