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.



Latest Blog Posts



A Truly Rich Man...

on Jun 18, 2017 in: Family

I dreamed of Daddy two nights ago. He stood at a distance from me, like at the end of a hallway, a big smile on his face. And then he was beside me, giving me a hug. We talked, but I don't remember what was said. It was Daddy, circa 1980's or 1990's,...

Tom and I once spent a week in a downtown Austin high-rise which had fabulous views of the city. It was especially beautiful at night, with the Texas State Capitol and other downtown buildings all lit up. Unfortunately, that high-rise was Brackenridg...

About 50 years ago, this little cutie was collecting turtles near the Magothy River ...pretty much having a Tom-Sawyer-like childhood in the Maryland woods where he grew up with his 8 brothers. He just turned 60, but still loves playing in the woods...

Just Call Me Ironmom

on Apr 28, 2017 in: Family

Be proud to wear you. ~Dodinsky Last Saturday my oldest completed an Ironman Triathlon in the Woodlands, Texas. He was up around 3 am to eat breakfast, left for the competition site at 5 am, and started the swimming portion at 7 am. Around 14 hours l...

Marilyn

on Apr 5, 2017 in: Real Estate

A friend of mine died yesterday, my Aunt Becky died the day before (the last of that generation on my side of the family) and within the past couple of weeks, four high school friends have lost a parent. On top of that, today is my birthday, the firs...

May you always walk in sunshine. May you never want for more. May Irish angels rest their wings right beside your door. Happy St. Patrick's Day! This is mostly a repost, slightly updated, but when you can trace your husband's family back to Ireland i...

The phrase 'an acceptable time' has been popping up lately on the fringes of my consciousness. There's a Bible verse about "an acceptable time" which refers to salvation, and a Madeleine L'Engle book of that name, which I've been intending...