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Dee Thompson
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 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 2 days ago at The Crab Chronicles
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 4 days ago at The Crab Chronicles
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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