The girls of West Point High School (class of ‘65) gathered today as we do each Christmas to play a little dirty Santa and officially kick off the holiday season. I still call us “girls” because that’s what we feel like when we’re together (social security notwithstanding).
At left Ann Edwards Gatlin and Barbara Norris Bryan did a little friendly fighting over their favorite ornaments. Neither was dirty enough to steal anyone’s favorite.
An added bonus was a short course in holiday decorating by our hostess, Ruthie Stafford Weathers, a florist in one of her previous
I’m taking a break from my vegetarian soapbox to declare this week National Happiness Week. You’re the first to know, because I just dreamed it up about five minutes ago. But doesn’t this week seem l like the perfect time to celebrate happy times as families gather across the country for Thanksgiving.?
(But I will take this small commercial break to suggest that one of the reasons I’m so happy and optimistic is because I’m not eating Henny Penny or Bessie the Cow any longer.)
I love all vegetation – from blooming hanging baskets to those mystical spider lilies which show up out of the blue and color the fall landscape with the most beautiful shade of red I ever saw.
But I’m not talking about ornamental plants today. My latest obsession is with the kind you see on Aisle One in the supermarket – the very same aisle I once avoided because I couldn’t face the guilt of my childish aversion to vegetables. Fruit represented the first step to a major Oreo binge.
Yesterday II was digging in the bottom drawer of my dresser, looking for Lucky Dawg’s orange Halloween wig when I discovered a book. I have no idea where it came from or how it got there which is very curious. The book was entitled “The Power of the Mind to Heal Itself” by Dr. Joan Borysenko.
Day two of my new life as a vegetarian. Yesterday was inspiring and I swear I can think better when my inner cow stops mooing in its effort to stop me from consuming one of his relatives. (Remember, this is a one-month long experiment.)