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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 be a person that freaked out quite easily. I was the opposite of laid back. I was the Queen of the Perpetually Uptight. That's not a good thing, trust me. Everything is energy. It took me years... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Crab Chronicles
As some of you may know, I started writing novels a few years ago and I have now finished my fourth novel. It is a story based on my grandparents' early marriage and it's very dear to my heart, so... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2022 at The Crab Chronicles
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After twenty years living alone, my mom and I decided to share a house together after I adopted my daughter in 2004. She helped me a great deal with my kids, then around 2012 she started a gradual decline and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2022 at The Crab Chronicles
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Years ago, my mother and I went to the corpse viewing party at a funeral home for one of our relatives by marriage. Doesn’t the word “visitation” strike you as too banal for something as dramatic as gathering to look... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2022 at The Crab Chronicles
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In my very first job as a paralegal, more than thirty-five years ago, I was given an old desk in a corner of a small office occupied by a very ancient legal secretary who had started her career before my... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2022 at The Crab Chronicles
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When you see a turtle it's a striking example of how an animal protects itself by carrying its hard exoskeleton on its back. The shell protects the vulnerable creature inside it. When threatened, the turtle can pull its head back... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2022 at The Crab Chronicles
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I did not realize until yesterday just how much I have missed feeling like a reasonably normal person in a normal/typical/average world. I did something yesterday I had not done since approximately January 2020. I met a friend for lunch.... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2022 at The Crab Chronicles
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On this Good Friday/Passover I wanted to share a few general thoughts about Easter, and finding a church home. I grew up looking forward to Friday because I knew chances were good we would either get to eat fish sticks... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2022 at The Crab Chronicles
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I was born in Augusta Georgia and I have lived my entire life in Georgia or Tennessee. I never gave much thought to being southern until I was grown and I realized there is a distinct and ugly bias against... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2022 at The Crab Chronicles
The Oscars are tonight and I will be watching, as I have done every year since 1972. That year I was ten years old and I was supposed to be in bed by 9 p.m. but most nights, after my... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2022 at The Crab Chronicles
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Last year I sold my almost 3,000 square foot home and moved to an apartment. I didn't want to live in an apartment but the house prices around here were crazy and I needed a better job to be able... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2022 at The Crab Chronicles
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I was very blessed to grow up in a home where strong, resilient, brilliant ladies were all around me, loving and encouraging me. My mother Elva Hasty Thompson was the chief influence of course, but also her mother, my memaw,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2022 at The Crab Chronicles
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A prose poem for Michael What lives inside you defines you. Words that pierce us with stinging cruelty, shocking images seared into memory, or simply feelings that spring up like weeds through the pavement – battle them boldly into powerlessness.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2022 at The Crab Chronicles
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Like most folks my age, I have now experienced the deaths of both of my parents. Mother left me in June of 2020 and I am still processing that loss. My father died in 1996. I had just turned 34... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2022 at The Crab Chronicles
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I grew up surrounded by teachers and I think they deserve a lot of credit for keeping me in line. My mother was a teacher and loved to tell stories about her days as a teacher, and my father's mother... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2022 at The Crab Chronicles
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Years ago a lady I worked with who had two little girls told me about a wonderful product she'd found that would "read" to her children. It was a tape recording of someone reading; basically what we would now call... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2022 at The Crab Chronicles
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Memory is a funny thing. My father was a banker, head of a trust department for many years, and a young man named David worked for him for years. David and his wife Mary became close friends of our family.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2022 at The Crab Chronicles
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I have a relative who runs a history page on Facebook and just this morning he gently chided me about commenting on a post about a former sheriff of Cobb County, in office a hundred years ago. There was nothing... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2022 at The Crab Chronicles
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Every so often when I am out in public I see a young parent arguing with her toddler and I am astounded. My parents didn't argue with us when my brother and I were growing up! They laid down the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2021 at The Crab Chronicles
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I never realized how lucky I was to have my mother for as long as I did, until I found myself sitting in my house in the summer of 2020 wishing I could go into her room and share some... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2021 at The Crab Chronicles
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I just realized that I made a Thanksgiving dinner that anyone could make, whether or not they like to cook. Seriously. I love to cook, but this year I wasn't in the mood. I also don't like turkey, so we... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2021 at The Crab Chronicles
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I know it's not Thanksgiving yet but I am already at least thinking about Christmas gift ideas. This holiday season, please strive to support small businesses here in America. With rampant inflation and ongoing issues with the supply chain, we... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2021 at The Crab Chronicles
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I started a new job recently, working from home at my own computer, and it has provoked me into a fascinating reminiscence about how much things have changed since I started my professional life after I finished paralegal school. To... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2021 at The Crab Chronicles
Ann I would love to connect. You can email me at dethompson62@yahoo.com. Dee
Toggle Commented Oct 19, 2021 on A Baseball Dynasty at The Crab Chronicles
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Dee Thompson is now following Ann Richardson
Oct 18, 2021