Long Hollow

Blog URL:http://barbarashallue.typepad.com
Blog Tags:life, midlife, parenting, empty nest, friendship, country life, writing, photography

Where I write...capturing some of my thoughts, clearing my head, trying to make sense of what I see, think, and feel.



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"...remember someone said that God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December...." ~J.M. Barrie, "Courage" (The Rectorial Address Delivered at St. Andrews University, 1922 May 3rd) There are some days when the not-so-s...

Our rain started last night. A determined, confident rain that would match any long-distance runner in the Olympics... persistent and focused. I can hear it even now, picking up a second wind, stepping up its pace. However, except for a few low-water...

One thing you learn in a long marriage is how many sneezes to wait before saying, "Bless you." ~Robert Brault Aren't we cute? It's hard to believe that was 34 years ago. Well, actually what's hard for me to believe is we're 34 years older t...

Sweet is the voice of a sister in the season of sorrow, and wise is the counsel of those who love us. ~Benjamin Disraeli When Mama found out she was pregnant with me, she and Daddy already had three children... Buster, 11; Brenda, 7; and Donnie, 4. B...

At the time of my last 'sweet' post, I mentioned going through one of the boxes of my mom's things and crying when I came across her uneaten Easter candy. In all honesty, I fell into a funk that day that I just couldn't shake... like a perpetual gray...

"The first fact about the celebration of birthdays is that it is a good way of affirming defiantly, and even flamboyantly, that it is a good thing to be alive." ~G.K. Chesterton, "Our Birthday," 1935 TG turned 25 two weeks ago. Sh...

Last Saturday night I pulled out my grandmother's slide projector, propped it on my kitchen table, and went back in time through the images splashed on the wall above our stairs. Most I had never seen before, like the one above of my grandmother stan...