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What kinds of messages did those conversation hearts have in 1866?

Even as a kid, I hated the chalky taste of those little conversation hearts. It was like eating Tums … or, you know, actual chalk. They come in a distant third behind two other contentious sweets: candy corn and Peeps. (Although with this dieting I’m doing right now, I could prolly chew through a box… Continue reading What kinds of messages did those conversation hearts have in 1866?

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Iuka, Mississippi: Home to famous springs and Apron Museum

Don’t you hate it when you visit a town and later found out you missed its most quirky attraction? That doesn’t happen often to Sweetums and me because, as you know, we are well-versed in quirk. But it happened with Iuka, which we visited on the way to Tupelo a while back and later discovered… Continue reading Iuka, Mississippi: Home to famous springs and Apron Museum

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Helen Mirren is taking on Sweetums, y’all. It ain’t gonna be purty

I know what you're thinking. This is the second day in a row blogging about Sweetums' quirks, and you want to how I managed to reel in such an, er, interesting guy. But back off, ladies, he's all mine. Just last week, we posted some photos on Facebook of my 6-foot-7, gray-bearded Sweetums wearing a nun's… Continue reading Helen Mirren is taking on Sweetums, y’all. It ain’t gonna be purty

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I found the yard art line and I dare Sweetums to cross it

Help, y’all. It seems I made a rookie mistake by welcoming the small (3 foot) Bigfoot statue into our garden. Sweetums so thoughtfully bought the statue so we could officially have a Bigfoot at our wedding. (I’ll wait while you all say, “Awwwww.”) He also realized being a part of the wedding meant it now… Continue reading I found the yard art line and I dare Sweetums to cross it