When it’s time to move your parents

“Where we love is home – home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.” I’ve just moved into a new house after renting a condo for the past year. It’s my seventh house in the past 30 years (counting the dear Magic Cottage). Moving is...

The Torch Bearer

“On a Hallowed hill in Tennessee Like Beacon shining bright The stately walls of old UT Rise glorious to the sight.” It’s Football Time in Tennessee – the first Fall of my life without my mother, who was a two-time alumna of the university and a...

Family jewels

“I remember thinking as a child that diamonds were stars that fell from the sky …” “I’ll pick you up at 11:30, no make that 11:45,” I told DooDaddy as we were making plans for Sunday Brunch at Bravo, a geezer favorite. “Should...

The lost art of conversation

“A conversation is a dialogue, not a monologue. That’s why there are so few good conversations: due to scarcity, two intelligent talkers seldom meet.” I have just been transported to the land of moonlight & magnolias, Spanish moss, gentility and...