Category Archives: childhood

War and Peace

At any period of your life, did your extended family have big “get-togethers” around Independence Day? is our question of the week. As everyone should know by now, I grew up in the Washington, DC suburbs. The Fourth of July … Continue reading

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Happy Fourth of July

Happy Birthday, America, and Happy Fourth of July to all of you. My name is Elaine Cantrell, and I’m your new Wednesday fox. I was born and raised in South Carolina.  I hold a Master’s Degree in Personnel Services from … Continue reading

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What RUNS in the Family?

“What hereditary characteristic(s) do you have that you’re happy with? Are there any that make you unhappy?” is our question this week. Well! How does one not toot one’s own horn? By all concerned, my sister was always considered the … Continue reading

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Grand Old Names

On this ‘Free Week’, I am inspired by a Facebook post shared by Denise Williams Salter, (the delightful and lovely wife of The Hound), about women picking their grandmother monikers: https://www.facebook.com/SouthernThingSoTrue/videos/1950013688661976/UzpfSTE2NjgzNzc3NTU6MTAyMTM5NDc3MTg5MjE1OTQ/ This is not just a ‘southern thing’, but the … Continue reading

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Powers That (Might) Be

This week we were asked what talent or superpower we’d like to have. Oh, wow! Talent? I never got a chance to learn to play a musical instrument and I have no idea if I would be any good at … Continue reading

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Guest: Author Laura Benedict

This week I would like to welcome Laura Benedict as my guest. Laura is a versatile, award winning writer whose work crosses into several genres. Thank you for joining us, Laura! I have yet to have the nerve to read … Continue reading

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Easter: Family, Food and Pomp

This week we are talking about what Easter traditions we may have. Mine are in flux. I was raised in a non-religious household. We didn’t celebrate Christian holidays as much as we celebrated on Christian holidays. Easter was no exception. My … Continue reading

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