• The Promise of Winter…
    Winter can be a sad time for many of us. The shortening days and lengthening nights can be depressing. The looming secular and Christian family gatherings can be ...
  • Paper Clips…
    As a writer I like to keep things neat. Paperclips help me do this. I have plastic coated colored ones, ordinary metal ones, some that are in the shape of music ...
  • November Already…
    It seemed as though one minute it was bright and sunny and we were hanging tulle in the barn for Daughts’ and her Hubs’ reception, and the next I was ...
  • McKroger…
    With Daughts and Sam living at Barnlights, the barndominium on our property, it is easy for them to pop next door for the proverbial ‘cup of sugar’ when ...
  • Get Together…
    On Friday night we ate, picnic style, in the pavilion. We had most of our family with us. There were Baggarleys from London, McNenys from near and far and Kelloggs. ...
  • Homecoming…
    Lots of people are coming to Footlights this weekend. My oldest son from California. My oldest daughter from Burleson. My youngest son from Hutchins. My brother and ...
  • Barclays Banking Again…
    I’ve written before about how frustrating British banking is. I know they are trying to protect my money but compared to America, wow, the security is deep. My ...
  • Love in the Sky…
    When I take my afternoon walks my eyes do the praying for me. There is no need for me to mumble my litanies, all I have to do is pay attention to the fields ...
  • Happy Birthday #1 Son…
    There comes a time in every parent’s life when the bulk of the birthday celebrations have to be handed over to friends, spouses, partners or significant ...
  • Paying a Toll…
    On my daily walk along the lane I am accompanied by Charlie, the golden lab, when she catches me, and Tites, Daughts’ lovely miniature schnauzer, when it ...
  • Footlights’ Sign…
    Hubs found a lovely garden decoration at a nursery somewhere and photographed it. “Wouldn’t this look good on one of our walls?” he asked. ...
  • Arriving Home…
    Coming home to three cats is met with a Grand Silence. I open the door cautiously because once a barn cat always a barn cat…although Hubs doesn’t agree ...
  • Rathering…
    Living with the disquieting feeling that wherever or whoever you are there’s always somewhere or someone better, is part of the human state. ...
  • Madge Hiding 2…
    Our front screened in porch boasts indoor outdoor carpet made from re-cycled plastic bottles. Soft to the touch it is nothing like the green stuff we used at ...
  • Growing Cotton…
    I tried three times to sow cotton in a little bed I had on the south side of my house. Simon had given me some seeds and I’d soaked them overnight in water and ...
  • Our Cats Don’t Eat Science Diet…
    We were looking for a litter box scoop to better filter out the small clumps. We had tried slotted spoons from kitchen stores, tea strainers and colanders, none of ...
Recent Posts
The Promise of Winter…
/ November 15, 2017
Winter can be a sad time for many of us. The shortening days and lengthening nights can be depressing. The looming secular and Christian family gatherings can be ...
Paper Clips…
/ November 13, 2017
As a writer I like to keep things neat. Paperclips help me do this. I have plastic coated colored ones, ordinary metal ones, some that are in the shape of music ...
November Already…
/ November 3, 2017
It seemed as though one minute it was bright and sunny and we were hanging tulle in the barn for Daughts’ and her Hubs’ reception, and the next I was ...
McKroger…
/ October 25, 2017
With Daughts and Sam living at Barnlights, the barndominium on our property, it is easy for them to pop next door for the proverbial ‘cup of sugar’ when ...
Get Together…
/ October 23, 2017
On Friday night we ate, picnic style, in the pavilion. We had most of our family with us. There were Baggarleys from London, McNenys from near and far and Kelloggs. ...
Homecoming…
/ October 18, 2017
Lots of people are coming to Footlights this weekend. My oldest son from California. My oldest daughter from Burleson. My youngest son from Hutchins. My brother and ...