GOTCHA! BY INEZ MCCOLLUM It’s time for those beautiful dogwoods to bloom! The buds are popping, ready to open. As I look at them, I have special memories of two dogwood trees that bloom in my yard. Actually before those two, a volunteer dogwood tree came up at the back of our home and grew […]
Author: Inez McCollum
It Smells like a Polecat – How could you mistake it?
It Smells Like A Polecat by Inez McCollum How could any animal be more beautiful than a skunk! Nature dictates that a “red flag” come up whenever you see one. I recently saw the first skunk I had seen in many years. That experience brought back some memories of long ago. For some reason skunks […]
The Yellow School Bus hasn’t changed much
(This story from a contributing author brings back memories of riding a school bus on a icy dirt road on a mountain. Boy was it scary. Do you have a school bus story? -Donna Causey) The Old Yellow School Bus by Inez McCollum One thing that has not changed a great deal through the years […]
Raising children – the middle child syndrome – is there a syndrome?
This story by a contributing author reveals much about birth order and reminds me of how much raising children has changes from one generation to the next. JOE IN THE MIDDLE by Inez McCollum Our son, Joe, did not have the middle child syndrome, even though he was the middle child. He was too busy every […]
When did you first start wearing lipstick?
LIPSTICK BY INEZ MCCOLLUM When I first began wearing lipstick, Mother would only permit natural colored which would be much like lip gloss which is so popular today. I finally made it to my all time favorite color of bright red. Through the years, I would experiment with various shades; but always reverted to the […]
Have you ever heard of the open refrigerator embarrassment?
Those old small refrigerators didn’t hold much as Alabama Author, Inez McCollum depicts in this story. OPEN REFRIGERATOR EMBARRASSMENT BY INEZ MCCOLLUM A recent program of Anthony Bourdain told of his visiting an American-Okinawan while in Okinawa. The young man had returned with his mom to Okinawa at age 9. While in America, his Mother […]
Luggage Security Nightmares – have you experienced anything like this?
Another great personal story by Alabama contributing author, Inez McCollum. What is your worse experience in luggage security? Share it in the comments below. LUGGAGE/SECURITY CHECK by Inez McCollum We have all been through some nightmares when checking our luggage. Thankfully, since 9/11, that experience is even worse. That sounds like an oxymoron; but is […]
Can you list other ways we survived without electricity?
Great story by Alabama Author Inez McCollum, about ways we managed in the past without electricity. Share this with your children and grandchildren. POWER…..LIGHTS! by Inez McCOLLUM At least two times last spring we were without electricity for several days. There is something about a power outage that brings out the pioneer spirit in us. We […]
When was the last time you flew a kite? This may inspire you to do it again
(Remember the joy of kite flying? This song and story by a contributing author will remind you.) Go Fly A Kite by Inez McCollum To tell a person to “go fly a kite” is a term of exasperation when one is fed up with that person. People have literally been flying kites since […]
The month of March means many things to different people
MANY FACETED MARCH BY INEZ MCCOLLUM We are coming up on March already. This is the last month of the first quarter of 2015. The word “March” has held many places in literature and every day conversation through out the ages. I suppose the one that dates back furtherest is “Beware of the Ides of […]