Posts from September 2012

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STAY WITH GRAY?

by Gwen Rollings

I was seventeen and preparing for my senior high school prom. I wanted to dazzle my date and decided my hair needed a little more sizzle. So I went to the drug store and bought the first of many boxes that continually changed my  image for almost the next half century. I still remember opening that […]

SPAM USED TO BE FOOD

by Gwen Rollings

Is nothing what it’s supposed to be anymore? I remember years ago when I bought my first can of Spam at my husband’s request, I wasn’t sure what to expect. First of all, it’s in a wierd, square-shaped can, and I had to use a turn key contraption to open it up. I fully expected […]

CHOPPED LIVER AND THE SANDWICH GENERATION

by Gwen Rollings

As a card carrying member of the Sandwich Generation, I was feeling a lot like chopped liver this morning. If you’ve been kind enough to follow along with me on this journey, I’m sure many of you could relate to feeling slapped between two slices of the stuff life is made of (a.k.a. elderly parents and […]

…to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth…

by Gwen Rollings

I was probably eight years old when it started. My mother, well into her thirties, decided she wanted to learn to drive a car. Being a very proud woman, she didn’t want anyone to know until she had actually passed the driving test. That included my father. He worked the second shift at a large aircraft […]

WHO HAS EMPTY NEST SYNDROME THESE DAYS?

by Gwen Rollings

I cried all the way back from Athens, Georgia (UGA) to eastern North Carolina in 1986 after I waved good-bye to my firstborn child as she stood outside her dorm. Twenty years later, after finally waving good-bye to my fourth and lastborn child at college, I did not cry. This last one had decided to […]

What is a Picture Worth?

by Gwen Rollings

 Pictures are flying all over the place these days. We receive our first images of a newborn grandson before he’s out of the delivery room. Events, images, and people are captured and posted for public viewing on any number of social media sites . My daughter and most of her friends who own a smart phone with camera capability, take more […]