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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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Snow is very rare here. Although we got less than in inch of snow last night, all the schools in the metro area are closed, and everyone is staying home. The road in front of my house is clearing off... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Crab Chronicles
I love pork ribs but I stopped cooking them because cleaning up all that fat was just gross. You need a little fat or the meat isn't flavorful, but too much and it's yucko. You can always get super lean meat and add in some olive oil, which might be a good solution since you're replacing really bad fat with good fat..
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on Cooking Beef at The Crab Chronicles
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All my life I have had a love/hate relationship with beef. There are some ways to fix it that I love (a juicy hamburger) and some ways I hate (most pot roast). My mother loves beef. It goes back to... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The Crab Chronicles
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One role I never thought I'd find myself in at any point in my life is the role of caretaker, and yet that is my role now, in relation to my mother Elva Hasty Thompson, who turned 84 last Sunday.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2018 at The Crab Chronicles
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We have had a very festive, laid back Christmas, with just Bruce visiting. Bruce drove in from Columbia late Saturday afternoon and was able to stay until mid afternoon today. He brought a beef tenderloin and fixed it last night... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2017 at The Crab Chronicles
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I like to watch a show called Finding Your Roots, hosted by Henry Louis Gates, on PBS. I am always fascinated by the ancestors of any celebrity, even celebs I have never heard of before -- by the end of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2017 at The Crab Chronicles
The allegations against many famous men that they have sexually harassed and in some cases sexually assaulted women, have drawn a variety of responses. I have seen the news articles and been shocked and horrified by the allegations against famous... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2017 at The Crab Chronicles
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This is the time of year when a lot of folks have holiday parties and invite the entire family. Kids don't always have any interest in "grownup food" such as raw veggies with dip, but you want the children to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2017 at The Crab Chronicles
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I recently joined a Facebook group for people who love to cook and it's always fascinating to post on that and see what folks say. I posted this last night: I really like non-stick skillets and I use my skillet... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2017 at The Crab Chronicles
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I just realize I have not posted in a while. The past ten days have been a bit challenging. Brother came in for Thanksgiving with a cold. He gave it to me. I gave it to Mom. Brother is now... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2017 at The Crab Chronicles
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We had a great holiday, but it was just our little family. That's okay. I didn't stress out about the food. Honeybaked Ham supplied the turkey and ham, and we were all fine with that. Roasting an enormous turkey is... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2017 at The Crab Chronicles
This was written about 5 years ago. I don't have trouble filling him up now. :-)
Toggle Commented Nov 24, 2017 on Aretha Makes Pancakes?! at The Crab Chronicles
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I lived through the 1970's -- I went from 8 to 18 that decade -- and I can tell you with absolute certainty, the fashions of that era were mostly awful. Men's fashions were particularly awful. [Polyester leisure suits; ridiculously... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2017 at The Crab Chronicles
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My mother and my son LOVE Christmas. They love putting up the tree, seeing the house decorated, the baking, all of it. Even though she is 83, my mother still loves Christmas and she started telling me back in August... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2017 at The Crab Chronicles
I asked Michael and he wasn't sure what recipe he used. He just Googles "crepe recipe" and makes the first one, I think. It's just a basic recipe, nothing special. He is an expert at flipping the crepe perfectly, though! It's really impressive.
Toggle Commented Nov 13, 2017 on Photos of Us at The Crab Chronicles
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I think sometimes adoptive parents get a bad deal when it comes to the sensitive subject of adoption records, and finding one's biological parents. The assumption is we are against that, that we somehow feel threatened by that search, or... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2017 at The Crab Chronicles
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It occurred to me recently that I had not posted many photos of us in recent months. It has been a stressful time, for lots of reasons, chief among them Mother not feeling well and needing to go to the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2017 at The Crab Chronicles
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All over Facebook people are posting memes saying "Never have I ever... broken a bone / gone bungee jumping" etc. I am always fascinated to read those, but also equally amazed that I have done most of the things on... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2017 at The Crab Chronicles
One of the nurses who has helped me so much with my mother the past few months, Mariatu, moved here from Sierra Leone. She has become a friend. Her compassion is boundless. She has started a charity to help children... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2017 at The Crab Chronicles
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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 Oct 22, 2017 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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