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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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This is the time of year when you get up in the morning and put on the appropriate clothing, and as the day goes on you realize you made a serious error. I wore a heavy long-sleeved shirt to CVS... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Crab Chronicles
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Sometimes when the present day seems too stressful I pull out memories and examine them again, closing my eyes, trying to remember the light, the scents, the feelings. They are not always "happy" memories. Sometimes they are bland. Sometimes they... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2017 at The Crab Chronicles
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Life has been rather complicated recently, for a lot of reasons, and I have been under a considerable amount of stress. However, I was able to take sort of a mental vacation yesterday which helped restore my spirits I received... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2017 at The Crab Chronicles
I understand your frustration Deb. However, I taught both my kids to be respectful if stopped by the police, don't argue, do exactly as they say, etc. That's just basic common sense. Will your son get profiled? Maybe. Maybe not. My son is mixed race. The police have pulled him over many times but he has never been shot or charged with resisting because I taught him to do exactly as he was told. Having said that, I have been reading for many years about cops who profile unfairly and all the issues that result. I have black friends who have been unfairly targeted by police. It has been going on for decades, not just recently. That doesn't make it right, it's just a fact. Police have to be trained differently, for a lot of reasons -- they often shoot mentally handicapped people, for instance, and deaf people. It's a huge problem and there is no easy solution.
Toggle Commented Sep 26, 2017 on Fixing the Problems at The Crab Chronicles
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I think the reason I have a number of friends who have been good friends for many years is because I can say "Let's agree to disagree" and they can do that. Most of my friends are either very conservative... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2017 at The Crab Chronicles
I published this because it's respectfully disagreeing with my view and that's fine. However, it would be stronger if Deb had posted a link to a news story that supports her statement "These athletes are working in their neighborhood, communities to make things different."
Toggle Commented Sep 25, 2017 on Fixing the Problems at The Crab Chronicles
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I don't have much respect for athletes or anyone who doesn't respect the national anthem or the flag of the United States. My ancestors have fought in every single war since the revolution, fought so that everyone can live in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2017 at The Crab Chronicles
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It never occurred to me when I started blogging in 2005 that my little blog would resonate and reach a wide audience for years and years, but just in the past few days I have been reminded of the power... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2017 at The Crab Chronicles
I never thought that I would ever see any effects of a hurricane or tropical storm while living in suburban Atlanta. It takes about 5-6 hours in the car to get to the nearest beach. However, Irma proved to be... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2017 at The Crab Chronicles
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When I was a small child living in Augusta there was a little grocery store just a few blocks from where we lived, called Carpenter's, which had likely been in business for many years. Carpenters had normal-sized buggies for grownups,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2017 at The Crab Chronicles
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August was a truly stressful month. Mom was in the rehab place. I was sick with a virus and then an ear infection. Michael was trying to find a job. Too much going on, and all of it nerve-wracking. September... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2017 at The Crab Chronicles
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No, I have not fallen off the face of the earth. For most of the month of August I have been dealing with a nasty virus, and now on top of the lingering effects of that I am dealing with... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2017 at The Crab Chronicles
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Facebook is lit up with everyone frantically saying "Where can I buy eclipse glasses?!" and I am not all that interested. I get that it is an exciting scientific phenomena and all but I just can't work up any enthusiasm... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2017 at The Crab Chronicles
I just searched and I don't have that recipe in any files on this computer. However, this is the basic recipe, or pretty close: http://www.karosyrup.com/Recipe/Classic_Pecan_Pie
Toggle Commented Aug 14, 2017 on Teach Your Child to Cook at The Crab Chronicles
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One doesn't usually think of mid-August as being a great time to make cookies, at least not here in the South where it's 900 degrees on a typical August day, but yesterday Michael decided to make chocolate chip cookies and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2017 at The Crab Chronicles
Mother has been in the rehab facility for just over a week now, and is adjusting to the new routine pretty well. I miss her very much and the house seems terribly empty. I haven't lived alone in years so... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2017 at The Crab Chronicles
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Life has gotten a good bit less complicated in the last couple of days but it's feeling very strange right now. Just being alone in the house is weird, for me. Well, Lola is here and she's good company and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2017 at The Crab Chronicles
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My 83 year old mother has been feeling really poorly lately, and unfortunately she is now in the hospital. They are running tests. There is no diagnosis just yet. We are hoping to hear something today. The photo below shows... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2017 at The Crab Chronicles
Years ago when the word "blog" was new I loved reading a blog by a housewife who lived on a ranch in Oklahoma and talked about real problems. She had to deal with laundry, housework, homeschooling her kids, and more.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2017 at The Crab Chronicles
A couple of months ago I posted an interview with Art Black, who has written a terrific new book about the Birmingham Barons, Showdown at Rickwood. Art will be speaking at the Homewood Library August 3 at 6:30 p.m. and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2017 at The Crab Chronicles
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This is Lola and my neighbor's puppy, Freida -- hard to get a non-blurry photo of her because she is a whirling dervish puppy. Lola adores her. She lets Freida bite her ears, bite her tails, jump all over her.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2017 at The Crab Chronicles
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I was scrolling through my friends list yesterday on Facebook and I realized that one of my Facebook "friends" had un-friended me. I got to thinking about that, about the fact that five of my Facebook friends have un-friended me... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2017 at The Crab Chronicles
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My birthday was excellent. Several friends came by and visited with me, and we had crock pot barbeque, tex mex dip, deviled eggs, and an incredible peanut butter pie. Of course, food is important to any celebration. Mom gave me... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2017 at The Crab Chronicles
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It's my birthday! I have some gray hair and a lot of miles on the chassis but I'm good for a lot more, I'm pretty sure. It's already been a good birthday. My brother came in a couple of days... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2017 at The Crab Chronicles
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I try to avoid political discussions because they almost inevitably lead to hard feelings and resentment, and sometimes they end friendships, much to my sadness. I am fully capable of saying to someone "I don't agree with your point of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2017 at The Crab Chronicles