My hometown lost two of its own this week…
Two girls that I grew up with.
I say ‘girls’ because that is how I remember them — sunny, spirited teens…not as the moms, wives and emotional centers of the families who mourn them
My hometown mourns them as well. When a community of less than 500 loses two — especially two so very young — everyone feels the effect.
Of course, at times of loss, my hometown immediately rallies with signs, both large and small, of love and support. My family has been the beneficiary on more occasions than I care to count, and we are forever grateful.
And my hometown will rally again for our two girls, gone too soon, but never forgotten.
Posted in Family, Friends, Life, Love, Relationships
Tagged family, friends, live, loss, love, mourning, relationship, small towns
December 29, 2016 in Family, Friends, Humor, Love, quotes, Relationships
Tagged change your life, family, fight, friends, friendship, love, quote, Relationships
I usually avoid movies about dogs because of the inevitable ending.
No matter how wonderful the story, the relationship, the plot — the dog is going to die, either of trauma or old age, and my heart simply can’t take it.
But I saw this trailer at the theater last night. And although it made me cry like a baby, I may have to see this one.
Posted in Animals, Entertainment, Humor, Life, Love, Movies, Relationships
Tagged animals, Dogs, entertainment, Humor, life, love, movie theater, movie trailers, Movies, Relationships
My mother’s china has been packed in a box for 27 years.
I have taken it with me from city to city, to nine different homes, but have never had the cabinet space to display it.
Well, today it sees the light!
Isn’t it beautiful?
After all those moves, I unwrapped each piece with some trepidation, but only one was broken.
It somehow seems fitting.
Posted in decor, Design, Family, History, Home, Humor, Love, Travel
Tagged china, decor, design, family, history, home, love, mother, moving, packing, Travel
The Lobster is the quintessential independent film.
Original. Absurd. Other-worldly.
This world does not allow adults to be single. In fact, newly single people have 45 days to find a mate with similar characteristics as themselves, or they will be turned into animals and released into the forest.
Hey – they get to choose which animal, so that’s nice.
The people of this world appear unemotional, and speak with a deadpan delivery that would make any PBS station proud. Of course, there are always one or two folks who attempt to break the rules.
Their bad behavior is what drives this film, and you’ll be cheering for them, even as you shake your head in confused fascination.
Posted in Animals, Commentary, Entertainment, Humor, Life, Love, Movies
Tagged animals, commentary, deadpan, entertainment, Humor, independent film, life, love, Movies, single people, society, The Lobster movie
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Posted in Family, Friends, Humor, Life, Love, Philosophy, quote
Tagged adventure, decision making, family, friends, Humor, life, love, philosophy, quote, why
Even after living in New York City almost 10 years now, I am still guilty of making eye contact with strangers and smiling at people on the subway, which is especially confusing to the natives.
Perhaps I should get this put on a tee or sweatshirt as some small means of explanation?
Then again, I might just get beat up.
Posted in Humor, Love, New York City, Relationships, transportation
Tagged eyes, Humor, life, New York City, smiles, Southern, subway, sweatshirt, tshirt
I have great friends.
This I have always known.
But the past couple of months, they have been seriously showing off. We’re talking epic love and support.
You know who you are. You know what you’ve done and continue to do every day. So I just want you to know how much I appreciate every little thing.
The Sticky Egg lost its editor and inspiration yesterday, my cockapoo Rory. He was 17 years old.
Quite simply, he was the best person I’ve ever known, and I’m so lucky to have shared his long life.
Rory never knew a stranger, so he has many friends who mourn his passing with me. Thank you for always showing him such love and affection. He loved you all in return.
Thank you too for your support, for listening, for understanding. Rory is at peace now, and with time, I will make peace with that.
Parting is all we know of heaven, and all we need to know of hell. – – Emily Dickinson
Posted in Animals, Dogs, Family, Friends, Life, Love, memories, pets, quote
Tagged animals, dog, Emily Dickinson, family, friends, gratitude, in memoriam, love, memorial, memories, peace, pet, quote, Rory