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Teen crushes: Remember when we basked in the glow of Donny’s teeth?

Below is an excerpt from my book "Fairly Odd Mother: Musings of a Sightly Off Southern Mom." In the newsroom one day, we started talking about childhood pop star crushes. Mine was Donny Osmond, who made girls melt when he sang “Puppy Love.” Oh, how I wanted to grow up to be Mrs. Donny Osmond.… Continue reading Teen crushes: Remember when we basked in the glow of Donny’s teeth?

(ODD)yssey

Inside Stony Dell, abandoned 1930s resort visited by Mae West

On our honeymoon in October 2016, Sweetums and I drove along Route 66, mostly through Missouri. We thought we’d make it farther but there was so much to see that we couldn’t drive many miles each day. I was interested in ghost towns, and there are many along the route that were abandoned when the… Continue reading Inside Stony Dell, abandoned 1930s resort visited by Mae West

Southern Thing Column

Bro-rompers have access for peeing but what about those front-wedgies?

This column was published on AL.com today. The link will take you to the site for the full column after the teaser. I have been cringing since Tuesday. Well, not non-stop. That would make Sweetums think there is something wrong with my face. (Don't you dare say what you're thinking right now). But I have… Continue reading Bro-rompers have access for peeing but what about those front-wedgies?

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A rabbit’s tale: How Sweetums and I see wildlife differently

A real phone conversation yesterday: Me: “I saw our little rabbit friend, BunBun, in front of the house this morning.” Sweetums: “I know. I saw it…wait. Did you just call it BunBun?” Me: “Well, yeah, that’s its name.” Sweetums: “We’ve talked about this. You don’t name wild animals.” Me, reasonably: “But it’s not wild anymore.… Continue reading A rabbit’s tale: How Sweetums and I see wildlife differently