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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 used to hate salmon because so often when I had it, it was dry and/or bland. A few years ago I discovered a way to cook it that's neither dry or bland, and is super easy. Publix makes a... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Crab Chronicles
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In cleaning out my house to get it ready to show I have run across so many forgotten but very cool old photos and documents. The other day I found Dad's baby book, started in 1930. It contained a number... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The Crab Chronicles
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It's often hard to imagine that our parents had a life before we were born, and to get any insight into that life or how it shaped them. My dad could be very stern and strict with me when I... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2021 at The Crab Chronicles
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I realized some years ago that I was not then, and never would be, a Cool person. I am not an intellectual. I am not much of an artist -- although I took art classes for years, desperately trying to... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2021 at The Crab Chronicles
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The Augusta Chronicle published an interview with me about my new book Singing to the Cows and I emailed a link to a number of friends because I thought they would get a kick out of it. A lady I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2021 at The Crab Chronicles
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When I was a little girl I was a tomboy and also a traditional little girl. I liked to play football and kickball with my brother, and I liked to play with my Barbie dolls. Nobody ever told me I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2021 at The Crab Chronicles
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Exactly 98 years ago today my grandparents were married in the living room of her parents' home just off the square in Marietta, Georgia. It was an unlikely match, perhaps, to some. "Billie" was a petite, vivacious 23 year old... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2021 at The Crab Chronicles
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I've been cooking since I was 5 years old. Non-cooks, I will let you in on a little secret -- you don't have to have a PhD in Culinary Arts to know how to make tasty, easy-peasy meals. You just... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2021 at The Crab Chronicles
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Below is a blog my mom did but it didn't make it into Singing To The Cows. I just couldn't include every blog. However, this one is cute and I wanted to share it. Have you ever thought about all... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2021 at The Crab Chronicles
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My mother's book Singing to the Cows is now available on Amazon. It's a collection of funny, touching, fascinating stories from her long life. She blogged for years and I tried to take the best blogs and combine them, and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2021 at The Crab Chronicles
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My mother wrote a blog for years, and now that she is gone I am compiling the blogs into a book. The essay below is about her mother, and how hard she worked. I want to write about my mother,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2021 at The Crab Chronicles
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Every once in a while I will be having a really bad day and something will happen that will give me hope. Sometimes it's a big thing, sometimes a small one. My son was telling me he feels like he... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2021 at The Crab Chronicles
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My mother had incredible wit and she was a wonderful storyteller. I am compiling some of her stories into a book I hope to publish perhaps this summer. As I am going through and reading and editing her blogs I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2021 at The Crab Chronicles
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Exactly 8 months ago I lost my beautiful mom to covid and kidney failure. It hit me hard, and I am still feeling the aftereffects. I am not crying as much, though. I am adjusting to life without her. Some... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2021 at The Crab Chronicles
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The first time one does or sees or experiences something can be quite memorable. I thought it would be fun to recall some of my memorable "firsts" when I was a child. I have a vague memory of moving from... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2021 at The Crab Chronicles
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My son said to me the other day "I think I am going to have to sit down and make a budget." I nearly fainted. I have said that exact phrase to him many times -- "Sit down and make... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2021 at The Crab Chronicles
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I was thinking today that one of the commandments you don't hear a lot about is the one to honor your parents. What does that mean, exactly? I think it means we are supposed to live our lives the way... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2021 at The Crab Chronicles
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This is a blog my mother wrote a few years ago about her childhood Christmases. Mom was born in 1934. My grandmother's family, the Butlers, were a big part of those Christmases. There were a dozen Butler children born between... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2020 at The Crab Chronicles
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My mother was small (born the last part of December 1933) when Pearl Harbor happened on December 7, 1941, but she had clear memories of living through the war years later when she started blogging. I've put her recollections below.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2020 at The Crab Chronicles
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Sorry about the lack of blogs recently. Life has been really quiet and routine lately, with me staying close to home and not socializing at all, due to Covid. I am fine with a quiet life, but it can get... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2020 at The Crab Chronicles
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My mom passed away almost exactly five months ago, on June 28, 2020. I miss her every day, but as I bustled around the kitchen this morning making pecan pie and trying to get everything straight and the table set,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2020 at The Crab Chronicles
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In the summer of 2019 I started my third novel, working title The Scarlet Tribe. Terrible title, I know. I had to call it something. I quickly began to realize my ambitions for this book were entirely different than those... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2020 at The Crab Chronicles
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My dad carried a handkerchief. I never once saw him use a Kleenex, ever. Many years after he died my mom explained it. She said he carried two handkerchiefs everywhere. One was for himself to use. The other was always... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2020 at The Crab Chronicles
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I was looking at the photo below, of my beautiful mother, and I thought it would be fun to compare our photos. Then I thought it would be fun to drop in photos of Dad and his mother. All of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2020 at The Crab Chronicles
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I was telling a fellow paralegal recently about a bizarre episode that happened to me many years ago in Knoxville, and it occurred to me that if you’ve lived more than half of your life as a card-carrying grownup, you... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2020 at The Crab Chronicles