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Dee Thompson
Atlanta
I love to write, cook, and laugh.
Interests: adoption, watching hgtv and the food channel whenever possible, cooking, movies, reading, writing, all things russian, exploring psychic phenomenon, making my friends laugh
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I've had a fairly exciting week ever since the great adventure known as Taking Mother to the Optometrist In A Hail Storm. You may read this entire post and snicker uncontrollably at what qualifies as "exciting" in my world, but... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Crab Chronicles
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Well, when Mom started telling me recently that she could not see the computer very well I started to get concerned. Mom has been wearing drugstore reading glasses for years, but they really haven't been working well for her for... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2017 at The Crab Chronicles
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Easter for me as a small child was all about the basket and the goodies, particularly candy. The bunny reigned supreme at our house. (I'm keeping it real, here.) I loved getting a new dress -- and usually a new... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2017 at The Crab Chronicles
Sharan, this was written 8 years ago. Just FYI.
Toggle Commented Apr 16, 2017 on Driving Lessons at The Crab Chronicles
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The older I get, the more fascinated I am by genius. The word itself brings to mind all kinds of images and ideas and likely preconceived prejudices. Is it simply a number? Does that number change? More importantly, how hard... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2017 at The Crab Chronicles
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We don't eat steak much around here because we're on a budget, but the other day I found steak on sale and decided to splurge a little bit. I got two large strip steaks for under $8. Score! Last summer... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2017 at The Crab Chronicles
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The hardest thing for me about being a parent is accepting the truth that a good parent models the behavior they want to see in their children. I remember when a close friend of mine said that, years ago, and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2017 at The Crab Chronicles
If there's any good thing about the flu it's that I had a chance to sit and watch several movies I had been wanting to see for a while. I didn't feel like doing much else, that's for sure. I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2017 at The Crab Chronicles
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I have not been feeling up to blogging lately but finally it occurred to me I should do a post, even just a small post, and let folks know what is going on. Nothing really earth-shattering but here's the scoop.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2017 at The Crab Chronicles
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When I was a junior in high school I pestered my dad mercilessly about helping me find a job. I didn't want to work in fast food. Dad was friends with the editor of one of Knoxville's local papers, the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2017 at The Crab Chronicles
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One of my biggest failings as a parent is not knowing when to shut up. I tend to get worked up about something and confront one of my kids and just blather on and on, oblivious to the fact that... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2017 at The Crab Chronicles
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Every year since I was ten years old I have watched the Oscars. This year was no exception. I was annoyed by a lot of stuff in the show, however. I have always maintained that if all the extraneous crap... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2017 at The Crab Chronicles
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I love to sit and paint at night after dinner, while I am watching TV, and I've been doing a lot of painting in the past 6 months or so. Although I've given a number of things away, it would... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2017 at The Crab Chronicles
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Even though I've never been married, I have been "in love" a few times. I've had a lot of time to ponder what real love looks like and what it doesn't. I wanted to share a few thoughts about it.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2017 at The Crab Chronicles
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A few years ago I was looking for work and my cousin Bebe suggested I get in touch with an old friend of hers, Rob Wilson. He basically needed someone to help him book speaking engagements, and I gave it... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2017 at The Crab Chronicles
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I found some old photos and an old book manuscript in a box in my garage. Apparently it was a book about the history of the old First National Bank in Augusta where my dad worked, but the manuscript never... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2017 at The Crab Chronicles
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Both of my kids are struggling with identity, struggling to figure out their places in the world. I am trying to remember myself at that age, to try and be more sympathetic with them. It isn't easy. My time as... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2017 at The Crab Chronicles
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I've watched several movies lately that were excellent and several that were just awful. I'm always disappointed when really talented people make just awful films. I do have to admit, however, that although I'm not a big fan of TV,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2017 at The Crab Chronicles
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Every morning when I power up the computer I click on Yahoo and scan the headlines before I click on Mail. I am always amazed and sometimes amused. Often I am super annoyed. It seems more and more, lately, that... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2017 at The Crab Chronicles
I think a week is the longest I have ever gone without blogging, so to my regular readers, I'm sorry. My son Michael is no longer living at home. It's been a very difficult time, the past week. I am... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2017 at The Crab Chronicles
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It's Friday the 13th. All day long. [Cue scary music.] I don't usually get too worked up about such things because they seem pretty silly, but today I am totally trying to not freak out because of all the yucko... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2017 at The Crab Chronicles
Never thought I'd be saying this but I actually agree with British journalist Piers Morgan about something - Meryl Streep is in need of a slap. Sorry, Meryl, but that hypocritical anti-Trump rant was easily the worst performance of your... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2017 at The Crab Chronicles
Rarely does anything in my Facebook feed pop up that I think is really clever, or interesting, or even accurate. There's a lot of mis-information out there, even though the weirdest election in history is now over. Celebrities like to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2017 at The Crab Chronicles
Thanks, Michael. Never thought of it as a watch fob. My grandfather was a Mason, and it's his name on there, "R.K." was for Robert Keller.
Toggle Commented Jan 4, 2017 on Hatpins and Gloves at The Crab Chronicles
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Every so often I am confronted by a vivid memory and I think to myself, Why is this coming to my attention right now? What is it I am needing to learn? I think everything happens for a reason. Part... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2017 at The Crab Chronicles