Molly Kate with maternal grandparents Mimi and Papa
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Friday, January 24, 2014
Thursday, January 23, 2014
When we walked into the “holler” that evening, extremely happy patrons packed the seating and walkways The constant movement and noise created immediate sensory overload.
I wondered if those moonshine fumes would eliminate the final shreds of balance I had left. At least I was seated. That made me close to the floor, a shorter distance to fall if I keeled over.
Sunday, January 19, 2014
Nate concentrates, totally in an October 2013 moment.
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Monday, January 13, 2014
Husband Walter and I have actually been to one of the 10 weird Alabama sites to visit that Kelly Kazek listed in an article I saw recently in the Mobile Press Register.
I was amazed that there was another person in the universe interested enough in a giant blue paperclip to actually write about it. Just who is Kelly Kazek? My curiosity was piqued.
I googled to be sure I spelled “piqued” correctly. Are there some words that you just never are totally confident that you are getting the spelling right?
To check I went to Vocabulary.com here, a site I had not encountered before. It was a lot more entertaining than the dictionary sites I regularly check.
That’s the trouble with Google. One search just raises more questions. But I digress. These vocabulary observations are mere divagations.
“Divagations” is my first new word of 2014. The definition from the Free Online Dictionary is “the act of digressing; wandering off the subject.”
But the snippet of information in the first definition at Vocabulary.com enlightened me: "any diversion intended to distract attention from the main issue."
Nazaryan's prose was precise, not pretentious. Or his word choice could have been sly humor sparked by the breadth of the book’s subject, and I totally failed to get it.
That's when we pass that paperclip in Spanish Fort, Alabama. Husband Walter treated me to a surprise paper clip photo op stop in March of 2010. I eventually posted about it here.
May delightful adventures be yours this year.
Saturday, January 11, 2014
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Sunday, January 5, 2014
Husband Walter expanded a family tradition to the holidays this year with a Saturday, December 28, breakfast for our clan of 12 at one of our favorite breakfast spots, McElroy’s Seafood Restaurant, an eatery overlooking the Biloxi small craft harbor.
Thank you, Lauren, for this photo and for your military service!
From left, back, are nephew Matthew, niece Becky, her fiancé Josh and my brother Mike; front row, niece Amanda, sister-in-law Sonya, me and Husband Walter.