I come from a long line of storytellers, as do most people who grow up in the South.  Sharing is what we do best, and swapping stories comes as naturally as rocking in a rocking chair. It is how we come to know each other, chronicle our lives, entertain and share ourselves – and it is often how we leave our legacies.  Sit down at our tables, and you are sure to get a glass of sweet tea, a heaping helping of whatever’s left on the stove, and a good story to go along with it.

These pages contain some of my tales about the antics, and adventures of my childhood; stories of life growing up in the foothills of North Carolina.  All of those are true…or mostly true.  They have, of course, been filtered through childhood delight, and unapologetically embellished – Southern Style – to be enjoyed like the taste of jam on your fingers.

There are also poems and thoughts, memories, and dreams that span the 61 years that have gone by since I first fell in love with words, and with the world around me. You will also find a link to my art and my crafts.  These are the things inside my head. They are the heirlooms I want to pass down to friends and family, and to anyone else who will sit for a spell and listen. Welcome to my blog space. I hope that you will stay and visit, and that you will be glad you did!


2 thoughts on “About

  1. Charles Haen says:

    Ok, so it’s been a few years.

    I sm sitting here waiting for the Arlo Guthrie concert to start, and looking around at the other concert goers made me think of you..

    I would bet anything that you know of Arlo Guthrie…

    • Oh Charlie! How wonderful to hear from you! It has been a while, but I still count you among my closest and dearest friends! And yes…you can get anything you want at Alices’ Restaurant…except Alice! Good old Arlo! I just saw Bob Seeger and REO(ld) Speedwagon! I had a backstage pass for REO. Man…that was scary! How have you been? You must have some amazing top-level job now,-huh? I am lead psychotherapist at Fillmore Count Hospital and loving it. Alex manages a furniture store in SC. Sean is a massage therapist in CA. Mayson is a n’ere-do-well in NC. Adam works for Kawasaki in NE, Daniel is in jail for the third year in NC. I miss the days when the were all little boys playing with Ben and Elliot on the trampoline.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s