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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 asked my father once what it was like to be a young man when Elvis Presley broke into the music business and his records started getting played on the radio. (I have been a big Elvis fan since I... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Crab Chronicles
I remember seeing Tina Turner on the Ed Sullivan Show when I was a little girl and loving seeing her dance. She looked incredibly strong and powerful. I had no idea when she was with Ike Turner he was beating... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2023 at The Crab Chronicles
A few years ago I was hired to work for a local law firm and I completely ignored the Inner Voice telling me not to take the job. I had not pursued the job, actually. I had been looking for... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2023 at The Crab Chronicles
Many years ago when I still had to unplug the phone to power up my computer I started this blog. I had just adopted my daughter and everyone in my large circle of family and friends wanted to know how... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2023 at The Crab Chronicles
Do you need a gift for a teacher or a graduating senior? Maybe you need a good book to read at the beach. Well listen up, buttercup! I am going to reluctantly blow my own horn here because a friend... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2023 at The Crab Chronicles
Most of my cousins think that my interest in genealogy is downright peculiar. I go nuts over old family photos. I loved to hear my mother and daddy and grandmother and aunts and uncles tell stories about the time before... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2023 at The Crab Chronicles
Today is not a typical day for us. My son went camping today. He is 26. He is a fully grown man, not a child. Yet, I was reminded of the first time he ever went camping, and all the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2023 at The Crab Chronicles
When I was young I could go from calm to completely freaked out in a nanosecond. All my friends knew this about me. I once referred to myself as a laid back person and the friends I was with fell... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2023 at The Crab Chronicles
I was watching a movie on Netflix called Where the Crawdads Sing last night and it triggered me, big time. In the movie the little "Marsh Girl" tries to go to school and the other kids make fun of her... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2023 at The Crab Chronicles
When I went to paralegal school many years ago I never dreamed that I would use only maybe 5% of what I learned there in the practical day-to-day legal world. I specialized in corporate law, though, and my first job... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2023 at The Crab Chronicles
I March of 2007 I went to Kazakhstan to adopt my son Michael, and when I learned the adoption hearing in court would take place on April 3rd, I saw it as a good omen. April 3, 1923 is the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2023 at The Crab Chronicles
I am always fascinated by how celebrities act when they are out in public, and whether or not they are nice to their fans. To me, if you're lucky enough to have fame and fortune you should always be gracious... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2023 at The Crab Chronicles
My son Michael is an incredible artist and I wanted to share some of his art with you. He is a perfectionist and never thinks anything he does is good enough but he is wrong: Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2023 at The Crab Chronicles
When I was a kid I was rather shy and I didn't have many friends. To stay busy, I participated in as many school activities possible. I was in the spelling bee. I sang in the chorus. I wrote for... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2023 at The Crab Chronicles
I was the world's pickiest eater as a kid. I only really ate two green vegetables, green beans and plain lettuce. I would also eat green peas but in my mother's eyes that didn't count. Nor did green Jello. I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2023 at The Crab Chronicles
The older I get the more I realize that there is a serious issue with what young people today know and what they should know. In these days of Google, so often nothing is learned and retained. Many folks under... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2023 at The Crab Chronicles
It has taken many years, but I am finally learning how to really see and feel the glories of this beautiful place, earth. The journey was worth it. When I was 8 years old and my family moved to Knoxville,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2023 at The Crab Chronicles
Whenever I write about writing or about my books my Facebook feed shows lots of pop-up ads for writers needing writing and marketing advice. I always roll my eyes when I see those. There are tons of scam artists out... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2023 at The Crab Chronicles
I am proud to introduce my newest book to the world: Dancing in the Wreckage. Here's what it's about, in a nutshell: When wealthy attorney Carson Strickland dies in a plane crash he leaves everything to a son nobody knows... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2023 at The Crab Chronicles
My uncle Lewis was a fine artist and a professor of art at Hollins University for more than thirty years. I grew up surrounded by his paintings. It never occurred to me we were in any way unusual because we... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2023 at The Crab Chronicles
When I was ready to adopt a second child I knew I wanted a boy and I wanted a child with some sort of special need, who would nonetheless be capable and independent one day. I had so many people... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2023 at The Crab Chronicles
I was always a fan of Princess Diana because we were almost the exact same age and I followed the reporting on her life with great fascination. I videotaped the coverage of her 1980 wedding to Prince Charles with great... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2023 at The Crab Chronicles
It kind of makes me sad that my son has never watched me put on an apron and cook. I used to watch Mom do that and I always knew she was going to make something delicious, something memorable.. Ironically,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2023 at The Crab Chronicles
When I was about ten years old my mother was really sick over Christmas. I think she had the flu. I was still young enough to be very excited about Christmas. Gifts were everything. I cannot tell you a single... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2022 at The Crab Chronicles
As a child, I was a female nerd, long before I ever heard that word. I was also a tomboy, a bookworm, Miss Priss [Mama's nickname for me], The Dee Dee [Dad's nickname for me], Doll [my grandfather's nickname for... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2022 at The Crab Chronicles