Monthly Headscratchers XL

Monthly Headscratchers XL

It seems the holidays bring out the creative side of people.

So here are a nice collection of stories from last month:

  1. Port-able Getaway
  2. Pricey Gas Up
  3. Self-Serving
  4. Possum Drunk
  5. Squirrely Sweet Tooth
  6. Holy Cow
  7. We Need a She-ro
  8. I Just Want Some Coffee
  9. Trade ‘Ya
  10. Guess He’ll Be at the Gym
  11. A Joint Gift


Smh, until next time.



Home for the Holiday

There’s nothing like being home for the holidays. Charleston is a city known for its Palmetto tree-lined streets, charm as sweet as the tea that runs through our veins and “laid back” feel. Our annual trips home (annually) surprise us at how much it’s growing and changing.

Here are some photos from our trip:

photo courtesy of KReative Works

This building was once a small family run wholesale store in my old neighborhood. Now it is a restaurant and bar that on busy nights the line extends the block.

photo courtesy of KReative Works

This building used to house the county public library but will soon open as a trendy boutique hotel.  I’m told the bar has been constructed with some of the original building’s tiles.

photo courtesy of KReative Works

Even City Hall has a little something extra.

photo courtesy of KReative Works

. .and no trip to Charleston is complete with out a trek across the Arthur Ravenel bridge.

It seems each trip home reveals how much our beloved city continues to grow and change. There’s no telling what we’ll discover next year when we return.

Thanks for sharing these memories with us.


. . until next time.

TBT: Cold & Flu Edition

I love traveling back home for the holidays. What I’m not a fan of is being shut up in a airborne “tube” with those that may be harboring a dirty secret . . .the creepy crud ! !

Yes, within 3 days of returning home and getting back into my “routine”, I was sacked by what felt like the flu. Body aches, congestion and just feeling blah.  “Hubby” and I were reminiscing about the power of Vick’s Vapo Rub and some of the other products back in the day. So here are some you may remember:

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Ah, yes the Vapo Rub that would get plastered on your chest and under your nose. It “crushed” that stuffy nose instantly.

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These drops were slipped into your book bag for school, I’d love to know what the “medication” was.



when you needed to clear all the congestion so you could make it through the workday.

I am “on the mend”  but wanted to take you back down memory lane. Some of the things our parents subjected us to all those years ago still work today.

. . be well until next time.

Whatever Happened to . . .

Whatever Happened to . . .

Every now and then I wonder what happened to a product that seemed to just vanish without a trace.  Here are some products I enjoyed but went “ghost”:

photo courtesy of Nokia     

Remember this “jewel” ? I was a big Nokia fan back in the day and had owned a couple of their phones. Nokia was the “Chevrolet” of cellular phones, mine had fallen down stairs, did somersaults in store parking lots and not so much as a button missing. This Lumia was close but no cigar.

As a hobby photographer, I primarily use my phone instead of  another camera because one it’s always with me anyway. I can appreciate where Nokia was going but a cellphone is for calling first and then pictures.

Remember this one??

photo courtesy of Pinterest

I forgot about these ! ! I liked that they were made with flour, maybe that was the problem since most tortilla like chips are made with corn. Memories (le sigh).

and now . .


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I introduced this fragrance many years ago to my daughter and she fell in love. Vera has now branched into home decor and weddings and hasn’t made fragrances in over 2 years much to the dismay of my “Song Bird”.  It was great while it lasted.

Finally, this product:

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I loved these, especially for handling raw meat. They were really absorbant and you just toss them when you’re done.


Reminiscing until next time.