Things are getting crazy out there

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It’s a crazy world we live in. If you’ve followed the news, you know that our neighbors to the north have been in turmoil over a trucker protest. The Freedom Convoy was protesting federal COVID 19 vaccine mandates, were all about individual choice, they said. Some 90 percent of the truckers are reportedly vaccinated. It’s the mandates that have them …

Valentines to last a lifetime, and then some

tamrawilson Cleaning house, Keepsakes, Old stuff, Valentine

My new year’s resolution is to sort through every drawer, closet and cabinet this year. So far I’ve rifled through roughly 1/3 of the house. This past Saturday, I came across a box labeled “Mom & Dad’s Old Stuff.” Inside, as I expected, were their vintage childhood things—a toy iron, child’s safe with a lithographed image of a ship, a …

2022 couldn’t get here soon enough

tamrawilson Bad luck, New year

Thank heavens it’s 2022 already. These past 12 months have been doozies. Things started to go south for me last spring when an intestinal flareup progressed to a solid round of antibiotics. This wasn’t my first colonoscopy rodeo, as they say. Fasting and a liquid diet is one thing, but the gallon jug of lemon-flavored “prep” is the clincher, especially …

Thank Gift Books for our commercial Christmas

tamrawilson Holiday gifts

If you’re basking in afterglow of Christmas with a new read in hand, you’re part of a long-held tradition. Gift books spurred the “commercialization” of gift-giving at Christmas 200 years ago. I ran across this intriguing fact in a recent blog on “Literary Hub.” The title of the article caught my attention: “How the book business invented modern gift-giving.” The …

Dewey’s holiday shop a panoply of delights

tamrawilson Dewey's Bakery, Holiday gifts, The Corner Table

If you’re in a quandary about what to buy folks on your gift list, look no further than Dewey’s Holiday Shop at The Corner Table. Yes, The Corner Table soup kitchen in Newton is hosting a retail branch of Dewey’s Bakery of Winston-Salem. A third of the sales support the local soup kitchen in their mission to feed hungry people …