Author: Inez McCollum


The true meaning of the pecking order

The Pecking Order by I Inez McCollum My introduction to birds was finding a picture of the Brown Thrasher in an old magazine at my grandmother’s home when I was a young child. Years later after my children were in school, I had time to keep up with the large number of birds at my […]


Lemons to Lemonade & Plastiki

LEMONS TO LEMONADE by Inez McCollum There is a well known cliché, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” We frequently read news articles that give this message. One in particular was a paragraph I read about rubble from the World Trade Center. The USS New York, was built of steel salvaged from the ruins […]


Persimmon – pucker up

PERSIMMONS BY INEZ MCCOLLUM My Grandmother had a wild persimmon tree.  I learned at an early age to wait until the fruit was soft before attempting to eat it.  If I ate them too soon, my mouth would pucker.  I delighted in collecting the calyx and stringing them to make a necklace.  My husband was pastoring […]