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An Ode to Poison Ivy

photo credit: Martin LaBar via photopin cc Potent poison plant Oils that attack Make a swift motion to grab your bottle of lotion Poison Ivy climbs my porch trellis like a silent spider, scurrying and hurrying My itchy albatross, Scratch, … Continue reading

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Southern Movie Marathon

It’s August in northeast Texas. Humidity 100+ degrees outside Burn bans Giant blood sucking mosquitos who are currently plotting to swarm me What to do? Watch all my favorite movies, of course. 1. Gone With the Wind Oh, Clark Gable … Continue reading

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Those Poor Little Naugas

How many Naugas had to Die to make that Naugahyde Couch? My grandparents had a naugahyde couch, a large one with a brown and green flower design. I never quite understood the appeal of naugahyde. In the winter, it was cold to the … Continue reading

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Ready for some Snipe Hunting?

No? Come on. It’ll be fun. I’ll go with you and even let you hold the flashlight. What’s a snipe, you ask. I really would have to show you one. We’ll take the pickup truck, roll down the windows, turn … Continue reading

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Grocery Store Feet

“Turn on the hose and wash off. You’ve got grocery store feet,” my mother told me every day of summer during my childhood. Most of my summer days were spent outside. I would be sent outside when the sun came … Continue reading

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How to Have an Absolutely Awful Time in Avery Island, Louisiana

If you want to enjoy a trip to Avery Island, there are many ways to do that. It is a lovely place with friendly gracious people. But, this isn’t an article about enjoying it. This is a post about how … Continue reading

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