Monthly Archives: May 2017

The Joys of Hurricane Season

Anyone who lives in the state of Florida knows that hurricane season begins on June 1st and does not end until November 30th. Although no one wants to have to deal with a major hurricane, the hope, instead, is that … Continue reading

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Impatience with Impatiens (repeat)

I love to grow flowers. I even love to grow flowers from seeds. When I was young, Mother would give me a packet of marigold and zinnia seeds, and I would plant them somewhere in the yard and one, two, … Continue reading

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Dr. Oetker

I fell hopelessly in love with pizza while attending Furman University in Greenville, SC, fifty years ago, and the love has never abated. While I was married, I was fortunate that Helen was a marvelous maker of most any foods … Continue reading

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Rewards Programs

If you shop mostly at Winn-Dixie, then you know of their reward program that assigned gas-perks to certain items which could be used at Shell stations in the area. The program lasted for years until recently when it was canceled … Continue reading

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Just the FAX

I have recently spent much time on the phone with Florida Blue seeking to correct mistakes with Dimitris’ Obamacare insurance. Although his coverage was not due to begin until March 1st, Florida Blue was charging him for the months of … Continue reading

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Amaryllis

Several years ago, a friend of mine gave me an amaryllis bulb with elaborate instructions as to how I¬†should plant it. The instructions stressed that the flower bulb was not supposed to be planted totally underground but that the top … Continue reading

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Knobs Up

When I had my house built, I remember the pride I felt when I first looked in awe at my completed home. Everything looked so fine–the impeccable gray carpeting, the new fixtures in the bathrooms, the new stove, refrigerator, and … Continue reading

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