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…getting old beats the alternative!


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ENHANCE_RESOLUTION

Yo’ Mama…

…was the comeback for any insult in the ’50s and ’60s on most Black streets. “Yo’ Mama! ” We would throw it off the back of our shoulders, as though there was a chord of truth that a mama could resemble anything crass, ugly, or, much worse, laughable. “Yo’ mama” was perceived as a funny …

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The Sunshine State?

My sweet family invited me to take a road trip to Orlando/Kissimmee, FL., where they were visiting their family. Then, they invited Mr. K. Of course, we said “Yes!” (Mr. K. met us there from SC.) Wonderful! Haven’t traveled with the fam in a few years. We were on our way two days after the …

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Warm and Fuzzy

It all started with sweet potato pie. I have known my sista’ friend, Pat Lewis, since college. During one of our frequent phone conversations, she told me she made her mama’s sweet potato pie and that it was all she could do to keep from eating the whole thing. Although Pat resides in New York …

Always the Drama…

…This time, my daughter, Camille’s whole family healing from Covidflu. Yes, you heard that right; not just Covid, but the flu with an insomnia chaser that sent all of us spiraling into gangster mode for healing. I tell you it’s the worst when your family needs you and you can’t touch them. Many of you …

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Continuing Our Celebration of Gratitude: Chattanooga

My sister-friend, Millicent Garland, and her husband, Bro’ Carlton, invited Mr. K. and me to visit them in Chattanooga. So, after Thanksgiving, I asked her, “You ready for our visit?” I’ve visited them plenty of times, but not with Mr. K. and not since Millicent retired. ( I know she looks 30+, but she ain’t). …

GARDEN SPICES MAGAZINE ART- Dorothy Small-Spaulding: Why Not Paint!

The featured image is a card sent to me and created by my longtime friend, Dorothy. It sits on my family room shelf as artwork and inspiration. I’ve known Dorothy Small-Spaulding for over 40 years. We met in Cleveland, OH, my first friend there. With bright eyes, wearing a generous amount of turquoise jewelry, and …