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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 don't know why exactly but books with a lot of mother and daughter drama are not appealing to me. They appeal to a lot of women, and I understand that, because the relationship with your mom is a crucial... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Crab Chronicles
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I belong to a Facebook group called Friends and Fiction [excellent group if you love to read] and a lady posted on there about finding a first edition of the book Roots, by Alex Haley. It got me to thinking... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2024 at The Crab Chronicles
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I have never wondered about my parentage. Every time I see a photo of myself I am reminded of the fact that I am the "spitting image" of my dad, what he would look like in female form, basically. According... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2024 at The Crab Chronicles
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My new novel The Garland Belles is available today on Amazon in either paper or Kindle formats. It's my seventh novel and I am really proud of it. It's completely different from any book I've done before, for a number... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2024 at The Crab Chronicles
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The older I get the less I crave travel or seeing sights and the more I crave the company of interesting people, and/or my friends. Human interactions are far more fascinating to me than any natural or man-made big deal... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2024 at The Crab Chronicles
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Years ago I saw a movie with Sandra Bullock and Chris O'Donnell, In Love and War. I have always been fascinated by Ernest Hemingway and by World War I, plus I studied Italian for two years so it checked a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2024 at The Crab Chronicles
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When I started this blog in 2005 it was a way for me to update friends and relatives about how my daughter was doing post-adoption, and how I was coping. Nobody in my circle of friends and family had ever... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2024 at The Crab Chronicles
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When I adopted my son in 2007, almost exactly 17 years ago, many people told me he was a lucky little boy. They were wrong. I was the lucky one, and still am. We have had a lot of ups... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2024 at The Crab Chronicles
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I just found myself looking in the bathroom mirror as I washed my hands and thinking, my eyes look green today. Then I immediately felt sad, because my mother used to say things like that to me. (FYI, my eyes... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2024 at The Crab Chronicles
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Do you like to read women's fiction? Stories set in the South? Memoirs that make you laugh out loud? I've now written and published a number of books and in case you are interested in a fun read or a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2024 at The Crab Chronicles
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Dogs have always been a part of my life, and I was sort of raised by dogs, if you want to know the truth. Before I was born, my parents got a puppy from the animal shelter and raised him,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2024 at The Crab Chronicles
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I'm working on a new book [more will be revealed in the near future] and I've been thinking a lot lately about the toxic repercussions of shame. It's kind of an old-fashioned word that you don't hear much any more,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2024 at The Crab Chronicles
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A video popped up in my Facebook feed this morning showing some young parents giving their three children permission to do whatever they wanted for one hour, every day. The parents explained how they decided to not supervise the kids... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2024 at The Crab Chronicles
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I just read a post on Twitter/X by a young woman who couldn't be more than 35 and she posted on there and said "Do you ever look at photos of your younger self and just want to cry because... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2024 at The Crab Chronicles
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In my family we really don't give expensive Christmas presents but ironically, I am here today because of an expensive Christmas present. A diamond. My dad was really bad at selecting Christmas presents unless you told him exactly what you... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2023 at The Crab Chronicles
When I was a child, I was easily frustrated and upset. My memaw told me once I was "high strung." That made me frown. When God was handing out personalities I got a bad deal, it seemed. I am still... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2023 at The Crab Chronicles
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I am a packrat when it comes to scanning in and saving photos. I have literally thousands of photos on my computer and I particularly cherish photos that bring to mind memorable events in my life. I love how I... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2023 at The Crab Chronicles
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When I was a kid we had two kinds of Thanksgivings, the ones with the extended family and the ones with just the four of us. Over the years we would sometimes get together with my mom's two brothers and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2023 at The Crab Chronicles
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I believe in ghosts. Years ago I used to watch a show called Ghost Adventures and oftentimes the team would go into abandoned mental hospitals and talk about the hauntings there, and how horrible those places were. I have no... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2023 at The Crab Chronicles
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I flinch when I turn on the news now. I flinch and I feel myself grimacing as I watch people in Israel, and Gaza, and sometimes I get big tears in my eyes. Like others around the world, I am... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2023 at The Crab Chronicles
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My father was president of Toastmasters for many years, and he actually enjoyed public speaking. His last speech happened just a couple of weeks before he died, to the Augusta Rotary Club, when he was named a Paul Harris Fellow.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2023 at The Crab Chronicles
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Michael and his friend Munoz won Best Original Dish in the Men Who Can Cook competition today! Munoz is the Sous Chef at Kindred and an incredibly creative chef and Michael has learned a lot from him, even though they... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2023 at The Crab Chronicles
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Control is a funny thing. The more we try to hang onto it, to maintain it, to bend it to our will, the more we learn the price of that way of living. I have a very close friend and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2023 at The Crab Chronicles
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As a child, I was bad about blurting out inappropriate or odd things at inopportune moments. Sometimes it was funny. Oftentimes, it was not. I liked to push the envelope and was often accused of "talking back" -- in other... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2023 at The Crab Chronicles
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Have you ever thought about the adult who most influenced you when you were a kid, who wasn't actually related to you? [I'm not talking about parents, siblings, grandparents, etc.] In the years since I walked out of Cedar Bluff... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2023 at The Crab Chronicles