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 # 13: Family Stories — Grandma Hall Falls In Love At Age 74

Frankie Ruth Haswell Hall Grandma Hall was my Mother’s mother.   At age 74 she fell in love with Peter Doke, a man she went to high school with in Garfield, Arkansas.  He always lived in the country, on a farm. She always lived in a city. They hadn’t seen or communicated with each otherContinue reading “Blog Post # 13: Family Stories — Grandma Hall Falls In Love At Age 74”

Blog Post #6: Lessons Learned From A Narrow Escape At The Post Office

It was after business hours, about 7:00 pm. I was on my way to my computer users group meeting, and I wanted to stop by the Post Office and mail the stack of our wedding invitations. It was January 1988. There weren’t many folks there at the Main Post Office. I had to finish addressingContinue reading “Blog Post #6: Lessons Learned From A Narrow Escape At The Post Office”