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     Here’s the letter I sent Kris Kringle this year:Dear Santa,     My name is Cheryl. I’m a very good girl. Silence O.K. most of the time.     I hear your not bad either (except for that little incident in ’72 with the mulled wine and tree garland).     It’s been a while since […]

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  • jdeneen.com - I think there’s no reason why Santa can’t grant you those wishes…especially about the crawfish etoufee (however you spell that damn word). I’ve got 30 lbs to lose too.ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl - Hi jdeneen! Thanks for the comments! Maybe If I gave up the ‘grape’ (wine) a few would go? Forget it.ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl - Cheryl;
    Thanks for number 8 ,I think you knew I would see it ,by the way I can take care of number 9 for you.
    Your friend ,
    DavidReplyCancel

     Not much is blooming down here this time of year- just magnolia, bougainvillea, camellia, and petunia.      The first three need s-p-a-c-e (which I don’t have enough of in my itty-bitty courtyard garden), but I do do the ‘P’- sticky, sweet smelling, prolific, and low maintenance.      Have I mentioned it’s D-e-c-e-m-b-e-r?   […]

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     When New Orleans was heavily populated by French citizens, many of them longed for the accoutrement’s of their homeland- including porcelain plates.     Dinnerware was shipped in by the boat load and auctioned, in complete sets, to the dealers who would resell them to families of fine taste, but sometimes, little money.    […]

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     Do you remember the 60’s?     I loved that decade- tumultuous yet sparkly: NASA in patent leather gravity boots. Civil unrest to the background of The Beatles.  Woodstock as ground zero for the beginning of youth-focused product placement.      Just plain ‘Mod’, man.     Twiggy was ‘it’, and fishnet stockings with white ‘go-go’ […]

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     One of the most lovely architectural features of A Pleasant House is all of it’s fireplaces.     We have three (inside).     They were never designed to burn wood ( all are 19th century coal burning boxes- narrow, shallow, with coffered walls, and long- long stacks that had to stretch 40 feet to […]

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