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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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Not long ago I heard a quote that I really loved, and I am going to paraphrase it badly but it went something like "Music is what emotion sounds like." I thought of that the other day after Aretha Franklin... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Crab Chronicles
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There aren't a lot of sources of cheap entertainment in the world but I am here to testify that job ads have gotten quite entertaining. Looking for a job is a nerve-wracking activity, but oftentimes I find myself giggling when... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Crab Chronicles
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My grandmother Memaw Hasty was from a wealthy family in Marietta, Georgia, but she loved pig's feet. That always seemed really bizarre to me. How could someone who never went out in public without wearing a corset and full makeup... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2018 at The Crab Chronicles
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I was thinking the other day about how some cooks will not share recipes. Me, I love to share recipes. I get a great deal of happiness knowing I gave someone a recipe, they prepared it and served it, and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2018 at The Crab Chronicles
Well, I think the author of the piece was talking mainly about middle America in the 1950's, and I was talking about Augusta, Georgia and Knoxville, Tennessee in the 60's and 70's. I'm sure in New York and Chicago, and possibly New England in general, the food picture was much different.
Toggle Commented Aug 2, 2018 on Eating in the Fifties at The Crab Chronicles
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I am always delighted to learn more about my neighbors and the fascinating creative things they do. Erika Fields is my neighbor down the street and until recently I knew primarily that she has two adorable little boys and a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2018 at The Crab Chronicles
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There is an African proverb that goes, "When an old person dies, a library burns to the ground." I was thinking about that because my mom has several friends who will turn 90 this fall, and they are still lucid... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2018 at The Crab Chronicles
My mother doesn't like chicken much because she was force-fed chicken several times a week as a child. Then my dad always wanted her to make it at least once a week -- for 40 years. When Dad died she... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2018 at The Crab Chronicles
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One day last week I noticed there was a sore place on the bottom of my left foot, and I wondered how it got there. I had broken the top of a crystal box recently, and the glass shards scattered... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2018 at The Crab Chronicles
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I had never heard the term "helicopter parent" until about 10-15 years ago when I read an article about that type of parenting and realized a woman I worked with was the epitome of a Helicopter Mom. I listened to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2018 at The Crab Chronicles
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Food used to be just ordinary, to me, a way of filling the belly, of eliminating hunger, of measuring the distance in a day, even, but now that I am older I realize that food is a way of communing... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2018 at The Crab Chronicles
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Exactly 22 years ago today my dad, Anthony Henderson Thompson, lost his battle with cancer and left us. I don't usually pay much attention to death anniversaries but I wanted to point out that he taught me so many things... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2018 at The Crab Chronicles
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I read a publication called The Bitter Southerner, started by my friend Chuck Reece, and I have thought a lot about the influence of that publication on my inner life. Two of my essays have been published by them Memories... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2018 at The Crab Chronicles
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I used to have a friend who said hotter than dammit. My own personal favorite is "hotter than chicken fried hell." My son complained about the heat in the car yesterday. I just said "It's almost July and we live... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2018 at The Crab Chronicles
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A few days ago I saw a news story that still haunts me. I cannot get it out of my mind. As reported in many news outlets including the Washington Post and the New York Times, 58 year old John... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2018 at The Crab Chronicles
Nine months ago something very important happened and I would bet that very few Americans noticed it. Saudi Arabia announced in September 2017 that women in that country would be allowed to drive, starting in June 2018. It was reported... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2018 at The Crab Chronicles
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Here's a little piece of trivia I will share with y'all, and I rarely talk about it, even with close friends: twice in my life I have lost over 100 lbs. The last time was from about 1999-2001. Lost 110... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2018 at The Crab Chronicles
It looks like a fun movie. I can't wait to see it.
Toggle Commented Jun 14, 2018 on Books and Movies at The Crab Chronicles
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My son is cleaning out his room and getting rid of all his childhood books. He brought in a big stack a few minutes ago and I nearly cried, seeing Stuart Little and Swiss Family Robinson and The Borrowers. So... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2018 at The Crab Chronicles
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When I was a little girl, there were two women who shaped my life more than anyone else, my mother and my grandmother Wilma Butler Hasty. She was born on June 3, 1899. My mother said yesterday "Tomorrow is mother's... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2018 at The Crab Chronicles
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When you're young and dating you're optimistic, romantic, energetic. You start out by "hanging out" and then you "hook up" and at some point you may well find yourself moving in with your honey, or even writing your own wedding... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2018 at The Crab Chronicles
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I was glad to turn on the news the other night and see Harvey Weinstein arrested. I think there's credible evidence that he was a sexual predator and used his power in Hollywood to take advantage of women, leading in... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2018 at The Crab Chronicles
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It's very rare for me to get super angry these days, but not long ago another adoptive parent said something that made me so angry I had to just stop the conversation cold and walk away. Sometimes that's all you... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2018 at The Crab Chronicles
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In more than 30 years of “keeping house” I have learned a few tricks to make housekeeping easier. I decided to write this little blog about household tips I have actually used that actually worked. Consumer tested tips, if you... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2018 at The Crab Chronicles
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Back in the 80's my favorite TV show was Murphy Brown, mainly because it was a sitcom that made me laugh out loud. Sitcoms rarely ever tickle my funny bone to that extent. I never thought Candice Bergen was God's... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2018 at The Crab Chronicles