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Chapter 96: The Old Ways Still Work…

I channeled the spirit of my late Mother today and had a pleasant surprise; the Old Ways still work. Sometimes… As my other blog is titled, I sometimes feel Lost in the 21st Century. I’m the type of person who … Continue reading

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Chapter 92: Scarlett Grows Up

Some women, in every man’s life are unforgettable. Lavinia Randolph will always be one of those girls for me…. She was a force of nature.   From band days in High School through most of the next 25 years of … Continue reading

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Chapter 90: The Love I Lost

I returned to Sweet Briar College a couple of weeks ago for what I feared was to be the last time.  I had not been there since 1981. My last visit there, 34 years ago,  was populated by ghosts and … Continue reading

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Chapter 89: She Went to Sweet Briar

I’m  back to blogging sooner than I expected because I heard we are losing  Sweet Briar College…. It has taken me a week to digest this and I still can’t believe it.  We always think our colleges will outlast us.  … Continue reading

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Chapter 71: Big Fat Southern Weddings: Part 1

With all the talk about Marriage- Gay Marriage, in particular- this week, I can’t help but reflect on  all the Big Southern weddings I was involved with back in the 1980’s.  It was the first few years after college and … Continue reading

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Chapter 70: Lover Friends

And now, a trip back in time to Gay life in Peyton Place…. ________________________________________________________________ “I found me a hot lover friend!”  My friend Gary screamed this out one night as we passed him on “The Block” in front of the … Continue reading

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Chapter 67: Snow Days

It’s snowing tonight in  the South. At least it is here in North Carolina where I live now… I know that doesn’t mean much to many people who live in places where snow is a common occurrence, but it is … Continue reading

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Chapter 66: Mad About the Boy

Everyone one should have one John Ashley in their life.  But only one… One is a voyage of youthful self-discovery, more than one is a sign of self-destruction and co-dependency setting you up for an awkward intervention by your friends….. … Continue reading

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Chapter 63: A Sense of Place

I just got home from home… First of all, you have to understand that home is a complex term for me.  It’s more a feeling than a place- or it’s more of a sense of a place…. I just spent … Continue reading

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Chapter 44: Haul Out the Holly

When I was growing up in Danville, Virginia, decorating for Christmas was always a very big deal. My Mother’s goal in life, for several years, was to win the Temple Terrace Women’s Club Home Decorating Contest.   Even though she … Continue reading

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