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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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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 yesterday at The Crab Chronicles
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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 7 days ago at The Crab Chronicles
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Even though I've never been married, I have been "in love" a few times. I've had a lot of time to ponder what real love looks like and what it doesn't. I wanted to share a few thoughts about it.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2017 at The Crab Chronicles
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A few years ago I was looking for work and my cousin Bebe suggested I get in touch with an old friend of hers, Rob Wilson. He basically needed someone to help him book speaking engagements, and I gave it... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2017 at The Crab Chronicles
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I found some old photos and an old book manuscript in a box in my garage. Apparently it was a book about the history of the old First National Bank in Augusta where my dad worked, but the manuscript never... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2017 at The Crab Chronicles
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Both of my kids are struggling with identity, struggling to figure out their places in the world. I am trying to remember myself at that age, to try and be more sympathetic with them. It isn't easy. My time as... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2017 at The Crab Chronicles
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I've watched several movies lately that were excellent and several that were just awful. I'm always disappointed when really talented people make just awful films. I do have to admit, however, that although I'm not a big fan of TV,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2017 at The Crab Chronicles
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Every morning when I power up the computer I click on Yahoo and scan the headlines before I click on Mail. I am always amazed and sometimes amused. Often I am super annoyed. It seems more and more, lately, that... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2017 at The Crab Chronicles
I think a week is the longest I have ever gone without blogging, so to my regular readers, I'm sorry. My son Michael is no longer living at home. It's been a very difficult time, the past week. I am... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2017 at The Crab Chronicles
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It's Friday the 13th. All day long. [Cue scary music.] I don't usually get too worked up about such things because they seem pretty silly, but today I am totally trying to not freak out because of all the yucko... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2017 at The Crab Chronicles
Never thought I'd be saying this but I actually agree with British journalist Piers Morgan about something - Meryl Streep is in need of a slap. Sorry, Meryl, but that hypocritical anti-Trump rant was easily the worst performance of your... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2017 at The Crab Chronicles
Rarely does anything in my Facebook feed pop up that I think is really clever, or interesting, or even accurate. There's a lot of mis-information out there, even though the weirdest election in history is now over. Celebrities like to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2017 at The Crab Chronicles
Thanks, Michael. Never thought of it as a watch fob. My grandfather was a Mason, and it's his name on there, "R.K." was for Robert Keller.
Toggle Commented Jan 4, 2017 on Hatpins and Gloves at The Crab Chronicles
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Every so often I am confronted by a vivid memory and I think to myself, Why is this coming to my attention right now? What is it I am needing to learn? I think everything happens for a reason. Part... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2017 at The Crab Chronicles
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The world was a very different place in December of 1933 when my mother was born. The Great Depression was in full swing and millions of Americans were out of work -- the unemployment rate was 25%. Franklin Roosevelt had... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2016 at The Crab Chronicles
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We had a very laid-back, relaxing Christmas, which is what I much prefer. I don't miss the days of driving to Augusta to have Christmas at my parents' house. Not having to drive anywhere is much preferred; even 2 1/2... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2016 at The Crab Chronicles
Ah the delightful [cough cough] sound of a wood chipper, just down the street from me. My neighbor is getting some limbs taken off big trees in her yard. I love the fact I live in a neighborhood of old... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2016 at The Crab Chronicles
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My mom and I have been cleaning out old photos and papers a lot lately, and Mom came across a piece of paper yesterday that instantly flooded her with memories of being a young newlywed in the late 1950's and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2016 at The Crab Chronicles
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I just got a nasty email from a person I thought was a friend of mine, telling me off because we voted differently in the presidential election a few weeks ago. The irony of the email [which she won't ever... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2016 at The Crab Chronicles
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I have no major milestones to report this week but I am still here and muddling through each day as well as I can, so here is an update. I got most of my To Do List done this week,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2016 at The Crab Chronicles
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I just realized it's been a while since I posted on here and y'all might think I've disappeared. Not so. Just hunkered down, working and knocking things off my To Do list every day. I realized today that I am... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2016 at The Crab Chronicles
I am not arguing kids shouldn't go to college. I am arguing there is certain BASIC knowledge they need to know without Googling it. If they don't know America was once a British colony by the time they leave high school -- know it cold, without consulting Google -- then they need to learn more. Basic History facts need to be known and understood. These kids didn't look high or particularly stupid. Looked pretty ordinary, to me. They are woefully uneducated however..
Toggle Commented Nov 28, 2016 on A Very Small Thanksgiving at The Crab Chronicles
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I have never been really excited about Thanksgiving, except when I was a kid. There were years that we got together with Mom's brothers and their families for the Thanksgiving weekend, and those were always fun times. I got to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2016 at The Crab Chronicles
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The tradition in my family has always been that on Thanksgiving morning, instead of my usual breakfast, I would eat a piece of cornbread spread with butter and crumbled up in a bowl with some warm milk. YUM. Guess what... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2016 at The Crab Chronicles
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One of the reasons I think that I like old photos so much is that there is usually an interesting story behind each shot. Sometimes not. Sometimes the shots are emblematic, though, and that's what makes them timeless. Today I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2016 at The Crab Chronicles