Category Archives: Gracefull

Senior Citizens, Their Day of Honor, Needs Cooler Name

Senior citizens and their day of honor need a cooler name… I’m about to change categories and I’m not ready or happy about it—you know the one that asks “what is your age range?” Up to now I’ve fit neatly … Continue reading

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Reading is Not Just Fundamental, it’s a Lifesaver

Reading is not just fundamental, it’s fun… The pompous guy next to me at the banquet the other night asked in a “gotcha” kind of way “What’s the most important thing you’ve ever learned?” I was unnerved initially because who … Continue reading

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Let’s Make This our Best School Year Ever

I swear summer seems to get shorter and shorter and before you know it, school’s back in session. (This isn’t real swearing, I promise.) I warmly remember summers spent chopping, picking, pickling, canning, raking, shelling, cutting, shucking anything that got … Continue reading

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Let’s Make Sure We Feed Those Who Are Hungry

Being hungry is no joke I laugh at the commercials for a best-selling candy bar that shows what happens when we’re hungry. “You’re not you when you’re hungry,” the tagline goes, and it shows people being mean, nasty, downright short-tempered, … Continue reading

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I’m Feeling Some Type of Way

We should all be feeling some type of way… Every Christmas, after we’ve eaten everything in sight and can barely move, those of us of a certain age gather around the children and young adults for our annual language lesson. … Continue reading

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Little Things Matter

I was at the grocery store last week at 7 a.m. and the strangest thing happened. Everybody and his cousin smiled and greeted me like we were old friends. Understand I am pretty friendly between 10 a.m. and 4 a.m. … Continue reading

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Family Reunions are Important, Fun

“It’s so nice to come together,” Gamble & Huff (from the O’Jays’ Family Reunion) I’ve been hanging out at the Dixon-Goodlow family reunion this month and I had a ball! Yes, it is an annual thing but the more we … Continue reading

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Let’s Celebrate the ‘Good Stuff’

June is African American Music Appreciation Month so before I run out of days, let’s get busy celebrating the “good stuff.” I’m suspecting that folks of a certain age—not old and not young, remember when we watched Soul Train, Ed … Continue reading

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Election 2020 is a Long Way Off

It’s not even July and I’m already sick of the 2020 round the clock “news coverage.” And, if one more person decides they need to run for president, I’m heading to the airport to have a real temper tantrum like … Continue reading

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Want to Make a Difference, Give Blood

You, too, can be a Lifesaver Rarely ever do I advocate for things I don’t personally do or for actions that I don’t take. Okay, so I encourage folks to eat beets even though I don’t because they taste like … Continue reading

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