Monthly Archives: November 2011

A Super Christmas Giveaway to say thanks to my readers!

First, a story…Several years ago a very nice businessman with the resources to do such a thing commissioned America’s premier Civil War and historical artist, Mort Kunstler, to come to our hometown to paint a Civil War scene.  The talented Mr. Kunstler has been … Continue reading

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Sometimes you gotta go along to get along…HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

I was a new mother, trying to do everything by the book. My sisters-in-law, all three of them, were knee deep in motherhood with elementary aged school children. They had long since figured out how durable the wee ones really … Continue reading

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Counting Ruby, the Elderly Belle as a Blessing Tonight

This from my inbox… Dear Shellie, I just had to tell you…your 2 sweet ladies from 1st Baptist Crowville– the one that couldn’t hear and the other that couldn’t see… Well, Marianna the deaf one, has gone on to her heavenly reward. … Continue reading

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The Book Club that doesn’t read books

Hey y’all! I greet you from our vehicle, speeding towards Houston. It’s going to be a quick trip; we’ll be getting some Grant Thomas sugar from the Baby Beau Czar and laying eyes on our beautiful daughter who is getting … Continue reading

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A People Trick that May Change Your Life or Someone Who Crosses It

There’s a little people trick I do on a regular basis. It’s not a big deal. Many of y’all may already do this, or something similar, but I can’t shake the urge to blog about it, so here’s the thing. I look into … Continue reading

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Yo, Cats and Dogs– It’s all good

My friend River Jordan sent me a great picture yesterday. I only have to open my phone and look at it to get a good laugh. Of course, that means I must share it with y’all. I hope it lightens someone’s load. … Continue reading

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One Belle’s Response to the NYT’s — Frankly, We Do Give a Rip

Yes, yes, and yes. I saw the piece in the New York Times, the one that suggested southern chivalry is dead, or at least wounded, and manners are on the decline. It did ruffle my southern feathers and I have decided to opine. I took … Continue reading

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