Healing America One Person At A Time

If America, and what made us great, were mapped out on a bell curve… similar to a product life cycle… it would be pretty safe to say we are definitely on the downhill slope. My suspicion is we are not just on the way down we are actually nearing that slippery part of the slope.

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Orange Daylilly

Please Name ME!

A friend from Huntsville, AL gave us this daylily and now I have no idea of the name. That bothers me on more than one level. Probably mostly though because I have always been prideful of my memory, phone numbers, addresses, names, etc. Today, I will call it Orange Crush (from

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Root’n Toot’n Rudy

Root N Toot N Rudy

We have a fierce rooster that lives in our garden. He has a will of “iron”. He was born near Noonan, Georgia and we found him at the annual Powers Crossroads Country Fair. This is held annually on Labor Day week-end (MY birthday). My love of yard art

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Bottle Trees

Serves two purposes in my Alabama garden. Wards off evil spirits (old believe that they are trapped in the bottle.) And gives Color and Light after MAY when all the plants have burned up in the HOT sun! We are in a drought and even the little bit of watering I can do, isn’t

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Sarah Satterwhite Civil War Widow

It was already a hot morning and election day, August 1, 1864. The previous two days brought fighting just over the state line in Georgia at what has come to be known as the Battle of Brown’s Mill, near Newnan and Philpott’s Ferry.

Sarah and Ellen Satterwhite, both widows of the Confederacy, were preparing for

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The Trip of a Lifetime

This is just my personal insights, my observations. No PhD involved. I have no reason to know these things might be universal to all when they find themselves in one of those end of life and coming-to-terms type situations, but just in case it helps, here goes…

One of the first things I recognized about

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If My Mother Were Alive

If My Mother Were Alive

I’d call her first thing Sunday morning…

I’d remind her of the way we used to all sing… probably off key… whenever we were on our way anywhere together in the car…

I’d tell her that I need more pictures of her doing all the things she’d always done… the

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Too Hot To Grow Here

We’ve just had what I consider a real disappointment in the gardening arena.

My daughter did all the right things. She bought the potting soil, plants, seeds, tools, etc. She planted, watered, tended and worried over the little plants.

So far the yield has been, frankly, pathetic.

Little knots that are only recognized as tomatoes

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