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Southwestern Woman

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I am a happy wife, mother and grandmother, an animal lover, an obsessed reader, a foodie and a sometime painter. Also the oldest blogger at 83.

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This has to the dreariest of days. It has been drizzling since early morning and is enough to convince any sceptic of climate change. I did however, manage to walk Jose before it started. He saw a bea...
Yesterday was an exercise in possibility. My friends and I went to the symphony show house. An old apartment house in the historic district invited a group of designers to transform it. Each apartment...
I adored my mother's sisters and my grandmother. When we got together every other Sunday of my child hood, it was wild hugs and kisses and fun. After a heavy Sunday meal and the dishes were done, they...
We are under heavy tornado alert all day. For us, that means getting important papers and vital information to the cellar under our car port. We have room for about 8 to ten people besides Ted and I a...
Being a docent at the Governor's mansion is always interesting and you meet some great people who are interested in history and antiques. Yesterday was no exception. The most memorable couple was from...
I have a garage sale scheduled with four other women. I have never had a successful one because I have no clue about what people will buy. I fully expect to donate the left overs to the Salvation Army...
My optimism has deserted me of late. Part of it is the culture we live in. I hate violence, racism and ignorance and it appears to be rife in this administration. It has reduced me to being hateful as...
I have a suitable Easter outfit if I can squeeze into it after a winter of self indulgence. It is my queen Elizabeth dress...a sleeveless dress with matching coat in a gorgeous pink. The problem is t...
My friends did me proud with a birthday luncheon, flowers, and a lot of presents. Then Ted took me out to eat yesterday and for some reason every time we eat at Cheddars, the food is so good that it ...
Yesterday, we spent the day at the V.A. Ted had a day long appointment and it was stressful. I also had two interviews with a neuro psychologist concerning his condition. Someone had slapped a diagno...
Someone has hacked my face book account and blocked my ability to comment or post. I absolutely do not know why I cannot follow the prompts and report it nor can I deactivate my account. Laura, if you...
I don't think that I have ever looked forward to spring quite so eagerly or felt so cheated. March came roaring in like a lion and now that it has warmed up, the rain and drizzle are constant. I need...
I think my advanced age has made me a target for scammers. I may have told you that we are constantly getting phone calls telling me that I have won mega millions or publishers clearing house. The am...
Regional differences fascinate me. I remember using Southwestern Woman when I started blogging. The Angela Huston character in Lonesome Dove is the very epitome of a southwestern woman. She is by tur...
After having a really awful week, this week I have had two nice surprises from friends. It has been thirty years since I worked at Robin Hill school. Two of my friends from there had passed away and t...