Not the Smart One

“My child just isn’t very smart!” So lamented an acquaintance of mine over coffee. “I mean, compared to my other children, this one just struggles. The others make straight A's with no effort but everything seems so hard for this one.” I couldn’t help but feel bad for this child because I’m “not smart” either. … Continue reading Not the Smart One

A 25-minute college education

Last Saturday night I got a college education. You see, 26 years ago my parents loaded me and my things up in my aunt's pickup truck and drove me  to the University of Montevallo to start college. We hauled my suitcases into the dorm, and Mama helped me put sheets on the bed. As they … Continue reading A 25-minute college education

Daddy’s Little Girl

I am Daddy's little girl. The first-born. The only daughter. While everyone says I look like Mama, I am infinitely more like Daddy in temperament and personality. Daddy and I are people people. We like to talk to strangers. We like to joke. We have both been known to dance spontaneously if the right song … Continue reading Daddy’s Little Girl