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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 like to cook but I don't like to spend a boatload of time in the kitchen chopping stuff and stressing over some complicated recipe with 500 ingredients. I like fast and easy BUT tasty food. So I have decided... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The Crab Chronicles
I was thinking today how much my mother and grandmother influenced how I talk, and how often I say things I heard them say. They influenced me in every way, but particularly in regard to my speech patterns and language.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2019 at The Crab Chronicles
Social media blew up the other day because of the ugly remarks made by a French author named Yann Moix, who said 50 year old women were invisible to him and he was only interested in women much younger --... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2019 at The Crab Chronicles
Last October, folks voted Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird as America's Best Loved Novel on the final show of PBS' The Great American Read. It is the all-time favorite book of many folks, famous and not so famous. Demi... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2019 at The Crab Chronicles
My mom and I spent a little time yesterday telling my son how much his Grandpa Tony loved Christmas, and how delightfully childlike he was about it. I wish my dad were here, to wear a silly Santa hat and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2018 at The Crab Chronicles
When my parents married in 1957 they had nothing -- no furniture, no kitchen stuff, no nothing. Mom had always lived with her parents. Dad had always lived with his parents or his aunt. They got some good wedding gifts... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2018 at The Crab Chronicles
Have you ever heard a name and blanched in horror?! I have. My own name [Dee] has been a constant hassle, because people always assume it's short for Deirdre or Delilah, and it's not. I come from a long line... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2018 at The Crab Chronicles
Are you looking for a unique, whimsical, and yet very practical Christmas gift? I invite you to check out Down South House and Home, a wonderful venture run by my friend Stacy Williams Shuker Reece. A few years ago I... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2018 at The Crab Chronicles
I think Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer was the first Christmas song I learned. I can still sing all the words. Every year, as a small child, I was thrilled to watch Rudolph on TV and I sat on the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2018 at The Crab Chronicles
Did you know that most small businesses fail within the first year? I remember my teacher in corporate law in paralegal school telling me that, and I found it depressing. I come from a long line of small business owners.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2018 at The Crab Chronicles
I love to cook. My mom and brother love to cook. So does my son. We are a family that cooks. When there's a potluck, we enjoy figuring out what delicious dish to take. My brother memorized our family pecan... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2018 at The Crab Chronicles
I have stopped counting the number of times I have seen ungrammatical memes on Facebook, or posts or Tweets that use improper English. Somehow, half of the world never learned the difference between "your" and "you're." Comma splices? No problemo.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2018 at The Crab Chronicles
I am fascinated by military history because my father loved it, and he passed it on to me. I never spend a Veteran's Day ignoring veterans. I always think about the many men in my family who served in the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2018 at The Crab Chronicles
Sometimes life is funny. People complain about how technology has sabotaged all of our personal relationships. I'm sure it has, to some extent. However, sometimes technology can lead to new friendships. I had pretty much stopped making new friends years... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2018 at The Crab Chronicles
There are very few compensations when it comes to getting older. You wake up with aches and pains in places you'd forgotten about years before. You look in the mirror and wonder how those gray hairs and wrinkles got there... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2018 at The Crab Chronicles
When I was a kid, Halloween "decorating" consisted of getting a pumpkin, hollowing it out, putting a candle inside it, and setting it on the front porch. Nobody went to the store and bought fake spiderwebs and plastic skeletons and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2018 at The Crab Chronicles
I have always been fascinated by the subject of time travel, ever since I saw the movie Time After Time -- yes, long before it was a song, that was a movie title. It was about HG Wells traveling into... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2018 at The Crab Chronicles
The title of this post was easy to write (for once) because I know exactly what I want to say. I just hate saying it. I try very hard to steer clear of writing about politics on here or any... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2018 at The Crab Chronicles
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
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
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
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
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