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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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My grandmother Memaw Hasty [Wilma Butler Hasty] majored in Home Economics at Bessie Tift College and was a wonderful cook. She was always happy to try new foods, new methods of cooking, etc. -- except for things she didn't like,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2018 at The Crab Chronicles
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I saw an interview where Lady Gaga was talking about how important it is for people to be kind to one another and I thought awww... what a sweet thing to say, but kind of simplistic. She's right, though. You... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2018 at The Crab Chronicles
Thanks for your kind words! I had a friend who lived in Minnesota years ago and she told me what a beautiful place it is. I would love to visit, but in summer. When I see snow I turn agoraphobic and don't want to leave my house! I hate snow and ice and cold. / Conversely, when it's really hot here I just stay inside, in the air conditioning...
Toggle Commented Sep 28, 2018 on Words to Live By at The Crab Chronicles
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It's funny that I heard something over and over as a child and never realized until much later how profoundly it influenced my life, when I got out into the world and encountered people who thought and lived very differently.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2018 at The Crab Chronicles
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I can remember as a teenager being obsessive about the fact that a lot of the girls in my high school had fashionable clothes and wore brands like Aigner and there I was, not fashionable, not wearing any big name... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2018 at The Crab Chronicles
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I don't remember when we got the photo below, or who gave it to us, but it fascinates me for a lot of reasons. I left the image big because it's easier to see the faces of the two women.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2018 at The Crab Chronicles
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I am no stranger to grief. When I was 9 and my grandfather died -- a man I adored and had been very close to all my life -- I realized that grief is a terrible ordeal. My mother was... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2018 at The Crab Chronicles
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Today is World Suicide Prevention day and I wanted to point out a couple of things that I think really need to be said. Before I do, I want to mention that every time I see my son without a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2018 at The Crab Chronicles
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I tend to remember terrible days with startling clarity, whereas happy memories become vague pretty quickly. I hate that. I remember my grandfather's funeral vividly (age 9), but I don't remember my sweet 16 birthday party hardly at all. I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2018 at The Crab Chronicles
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I've been wanting to write this blog for a long time but I didn't want to come off sounding holier-than-thou. Basically I want to address the angst I see expressed by so many of my friends and family members, complaining... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2018 at The Crab Chronicles
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I was tasked by my employer with writing about bad breakfast foods the other day and it was a fascinating assignment. I had to give a lot of thought to breakfast. I love eggs, so it wasn't as bad as... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2018 at The Crab Chronicles
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I had a writing assignment the other day that I thought would be easy, fashion tips for women over 40. I'm over 40. I'm a woman. I know about fashion because my mother has taught me well. Hours later I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2018 at The Crab Chronicles
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It isn't often that I read a book that has been self-published and get to intrigued that I find myself sitting up late at night to finish it, because the characters and story have captured my imagination, but North Georgia... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2018 at The Crab Chronicles
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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 Aug 18, 2018 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 Aug 13, 2018 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