Monthly Archives: March 2012

Hope is the thing…

Hope is the thing with feathers, that perches in the soul, and sings the tune without words, and never stops at all.”  (Emily Dickinson) I am one of three girls in my family, the middle one.  Every morning during Lent … Continue reading

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March 27th

The first person I thought of today was my mother, Dorothy Marie Palmer Coleman.  Today is her 96th birthday; she’s celebrating in heaven with her family and friends. I don’t know the story of her birth as intimately as I … Continue reading

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Ninja grief

I text my niece Claire more often than I talk to her.  She’s in San Antonio, in her first year of marriage, on her first real out of college job, and in training for the Beach to Bay relay race.  … Continue reading

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Texas Bluebonnets

I drove out IH 37 so I could meet a general contractor yesterday.  While I waited for him, I looked at the wildflowers blooming in the highway ROW.  We had the least rainfall in recorded history in my part of south … Continue reading

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Day of Rest

I never much thought about the two-day week-end being something special.  It’s a given  to me.  As kids, Saturday was our dad’s golf and yard work day.  It was our day to help Mother with laundry, ironing, and cleaning around … Continue reading

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Not my fault (…it’s asphalt!)

We laid hot mix on one of our projects yesterday and that made my day.  Putting down asphalt is close to the end of most projects which partially explains my happiness.  But more than that is the process itself.  It’s … Continue reading

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My wild life

If you are what you eat, I am a wild woman.  I eat a diet of fish, wild turkey, feral hog, and deer with the occasional purchase of chicken, brats, and Italian sausage. A menu sampler looks like this: Wednesday–Trout and … Continue reading

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