Ordinary Miracles

The golden light illuminating the trees along the old wagon road on our property, lured me outdoors this morning.  The chipmunks and squirrels were...

Persimmon trees

Our persimmon trees are loaded down with fruit this year.  Last year the possums got to the fruit before I could harvest it.  I...

Treasure Hunt

I love a good treasure hunt! That is, I enjoy finding home furnishings for a bargain and re-purposing them. One of my favorite places...

Old Time Radio shows

Are you a fan of Old Time Radio shows such as Fibber McGee and Molly, My Friend Irma, Our Miss Brooks or Suspense? I started...

Apple Butter

Last week I finally hired an expert wool spinner to help me figure out how to use my inherited spinning wheel. I was determined to...

Ignorance Is Bliss

Growing up in the late 70s and early 80s was a magical time of adventure for my brother and me. I don't remember spending any...

Cioppino

We returned from a 10- day trip out west to cooler temperatures here in the Carolina Piedmont. When we left, it was full on...

Home-made ice cream

“Men’s stiff collars wilted by nine in the morning. Ladies bathed before noon, after their three-o’clock naps, and by nightfall were like soft teacakes...

Italian Bread and Tomato Salad

As a southern lady, I could wax poetic all day about the merits of growing your own tomatoes. Going out to your garden, salt...

It IS a Wonderful Life!

Last Saturday, I witnessed a scene in real life that reminded me of the great old movie –It’s A Wonderful Life. The only differences were,...

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Patriots open with win over North Mecklenburg

The 2019 football season for Independence opened Monday evening at North Mecklenburg High School after the game was rained out the previous Friday night. The...

How to Put your Home Equity to Work!

Home Equity is the portion of your property that you truly own, this can be calculated simply by subtracting the amount of money you...

Stallions bounce back with 4-1 win

The Queen's Grant Stallions picked up their first victory of the young season with a 4-1 dominating win over Corvian Community School in a...

Is a Recession Coming? Where Will You See it First?

Many economists believe a recession is coming, eventually. Part of their reason for believing this is due to the ten straight years of economic...

Stallions lose home soccer opener 3-1

The Queen's Grant men's soccer team lost the home opener to kick-off the season to  Greater Cabarrus in a non-conference contest. Greater Cabarrus scored first...

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Patriots open with win over North Mecklenburg

The 2019 football season for Independence opened Monday evening at North Mecklenburg High School after the game was rained out the previous Friday night. The...

Stallions bounce back with 4-1 win

The Queen's Grant Stallions picked up their first victory of the young season with a 4-1 dominating win over Corvian Community School in a...

Stallions lose home soccer opener 3-1

The Queen's Grant men's soccer team lost the home opener to kick-off the season to  Greater Cabarrus in a non-conference contest. Greater Cabarrus scored first...

ECU dental student from Charlotte will spend a year at the National Institutes of...

Omar Glover, a fourth-year dental student at the East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine, has been selected to attend the National Institutes of...

We Have Been There – Part 2

Our first resort will be Oasis Grand, Quntana Roo, Cancun, Mexico. This is a family resort. Despite any ads you may see, they do...