Posts from June 2015

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The Pursuit of Happiness

by Gwen Rollings

The Harvard Grant Study spent 75 years and $20 million to determine what makes people happy. I think of my grandmother who lived to be 95 years old. Raised on a tobacco farm in the mountains of North Carolina, she ate whatever she wanted all her life. She frequently had fried eggs, biscuits and gravy, […]

Using the Good Stuff

by Gwen Rollings

We are eating turkey burgers for dinner on the good china. I pour Crystal Light lemonade from my dazzling lead crystal pitcher into our Yugoslavian cut glass goblets. I’m using the antique lace napkins my mother left me. I’m using everything…now…before I die…not saving back anything. I had an epiphany. Like most mothers, I planned […]