Blog Post # 52: Road Rage!

In preparation for relating the following story, I asked the two people who know me better than anyone to describe my character. Among the many attributes my husband listed were such terms as “Soft-hearted, mild, loyal, smart, stubborn, focused, creature of habit”. My sister Deb’s thoughts, while including a few of those negatives only aContinue reading “Blog Post # 52: Road Rage!”

Blog Post # 28: Another Angel Story

Riots in the Streets, Angel to the Rescue On March 3, 1991, Rodney King, a black man, was beaten by Los Angeles Police Department officers after a high-speed chase during his arrest for drunk driving. A civilian filmed the incident and sent the video to a local news station. The video showed an unarmed KingContinue reading “Blog Post # 28: Another Angel Story”

Blog Post # 27: Miracles and Angels

Rescued by an Angel in a Police Uniform I had worked all day, then picked up my Deaf son (about 8 years old at the time) from his school bus.  I was exhausted, but needed to stop at the grocery on the way home. As we exited the store, a stranger was evidently waiting forContinue reading “Blog Post # 27: Miracles and Angels”

Blog Post # 21: Giving Myself Room To Stop

Driving Safely I was driving on the 495 beltway around Washington, DC, when the car in front of me ran into the back of the car in front of them. An accident, directly in front of me.  Disaster nearly struck, as I had not given myself enough buffer room to stop in time to avoidContinue reading “Blog Post # 21: Giving Myself Room To Stop”

Blog Post # 19: Fish Fry Danger

Narrow Escape I was working as receptionist at a car dealership in Gainesville while putting myself through college.  One Friday a cute guy in used car detailing asked me to his country home where his neighbor was doing a fish fry that evening. Sounded fun! I went, and enjoyed it, but drank too much. AtContinue reading “Blog Post # 19: Fish Fry Danger”

Blog Post # 17: Icy Nebraska and Wild Rides

Narrow Escape In the winter of 2004 my sister Deb, my then 10 year old son Alexandru, Alexandru’s Lego Space Shuttle, Mom’s cat Felix, and  I  were driving to Utah in a 20 foot U-Haul. The cab seemed very small as we were crammed in shoulder to shoulder. We had left Orlando with my Mom’sContinue reading “Blog Post # 17: Icy Nebraska and Wild Rides”

Blog Post # 16: Dying Of Embarrassment, Literally!

Embarrassing Moments I was in 12th grade typing class when I excused myself to go to the bathroom.  I happened to be sucking on a hard candy. While I was washing my hands, I managed to suck the candy into my windpipe. Suddenly I couldn’t breath! I stood there at the sink, trying cough theContinue reading “Blog Post # 16: Dying Of Embarrassment, Literally!”

Blog Post # 12: Narrow Escape: Dangerous Driving

Narrow Escapes I’ve Had In My Life It was late evening. I was driving home to Tallahassee from Atlanta, Georgia, after attending a 2 day computer training seminar.  The drive took me about 4.5 to 5 hours to make. I was tired and ready to get home. It was a completely dark, moonless night. ByContinue reading “Blog Post # 12: Narrow Escape: Dangerous Driving”