I taught myself to play the ukulele a few years ago. Nothing fancy. I play songs that my family sang when I was growing up because those things need to be passed on, ya know?! A lot of my favorites are songs that my Grandma would sing…I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry, My Blue Heaven,… Continue reading Ukulele Lady
My dad is a master at carving watermelon rind teeth. When I was a kid, we’d line up after eating our watermelon slices to have dad carve us a set! We all got something different and would walk around with those in our mouths until they fell apart. Dad was accepted to dental school in 1974 when I was… Continue reading I Want S’more Watermelon Teeth!
The voice of the sea speaks to the soul. The touch of the sea is sensuous, enfolding the body in its soft, close embrace.” ― Kate Chopin, The Awakening. What a beautiful quote from a book that I absolutely could not stand to read! I choose to apply this quote to my own memories of… Continue reading The Voice of the Sea
I was born and raised in Louisiana. Louisiana is my home. My family is here, my memories are here, my family’s history is here. There is such a rich heritage and mix of cultures, French, Spanish, French-Canadian, American and African. We have the BEST food, music, customs and we know how to “pass a good time”!… Continue reading Beautiful Louisiana
She answers to many names…Martha, Grandma Judy called her “Mah-tha”, she wanted to be called “Marty” when she was a kid (all of HER kids thought this was hilarious), Marth, Mom, Mama, Granny-mom, Granny, sugar/honey/baby…but the classic nickname, and my all time favorite, was “Maniac Martha”. My brother and his friends coined this phrase when… Continue reading Yo Mama, What’s Up?!
Last Christmas my husband started the daunting task of transferring our VHS/Beta home movies to an external drive on our computer. Of course when you do things like that you get distracted and the task takes FOREVER…we still haven’t finished it. BUT, we have all thoroughly enjoyed watching them while they are uploading! One of my… Continue reading Note to Self: Don’t Be too Busy!
Sometimes it takes a swift kick in the a$$ to get moving. I was a couch potato. I would come home from work, take a bath, put on pajamas and veg out on the couch til bedtime. I was getting the middle aged pudge, my muscles were aching and I was hobbling around like an… Continue reading Yes, I Ride Like a Girl!