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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 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 3 days ago 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 4 days ago 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
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When I was a kid, I love my Memaw's green beans. So did my daddy. We would eat the tender, delicious "snap beans" flavored with fatback and cooked until they fell apart. Heavenly. I was in New York City many... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2017 at The Crab Chronicles
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Sometimes when I badly need a laugh I go on Craigslist and look in the FREE category. This category encompasses stuff that folks want to throw away but they want someone else to come pick it up. They don't want... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2017 at The Crab Chronicles
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I have been thinking a lot about cost benefit analysis and how it applies to real life. My brother showed up for Memorial Day weekend driving a new car, which really startled me. He only buys new vehicles once every... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2017 at The Crab Chronicles
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I was very fortunate to be able to spend a lot of time around my grandmother when I was growing up, and she was a big influence on me. I wanted to share some of my memories of her. My... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2017 at The Crab Chronicles
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I was thinking about the power that words have to alter our lives and it occurred to me that perhaps the most powerful word I know, aside from "God" is the word "magic." Think about it. From the time you... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2017 at The Crab Chronicles
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When my mother and I decided to share a house in 2005, it was because I had just adopted my daughter and I wanted a house with a yard. Mother had lived alone for 9 years after my father died,... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2017 at The Crab Chronicles
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A few years ago I was contacted by a writer in Alabama who was interested in my grandfather Bob Hasty's experiences playing for the Birmingham Barons from about 1928-31. While he was there, the Barons went to what was basically... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2017 at The Crab Chronicles
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My mother has a blog, and when the spirit moves her, she writes and posts. Yesterday she posted a blog entitled Working Mothers. It occurred to me as I edited it and helped her re-write it a little bit that... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2017 at The Crab Chronicles
The people who lived in my house before we bought it planted bamboo. Great for privacy but overall, really annoying.After every rain I have to go out and stomp down the shoots that pop up.
Toggle Commented May 9, 2017 on The Peaceful Garden at The Crab Chronicles
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This is the time of year when I get the biggest kick out of taking care of my gardens. I grew up thinking my parents were a bit crazy for planting gardens -- flowers, veggies, herbs, etc. I would shake... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2017 at The Crab Chronicles
I woke up and checked Facebook and one of my cousins posted this story: UGA's Elijah Holyfield arrested on drug charges in Athens. I didn't even know a Holyfield was playing for UGA. Now, since it's his first offense [hopefully]... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2017 at The Crab Chronicles
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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 Apr 23, 2017 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