Family, Travel

GMC or Wife

When “safer at home” lasts weeks and weeks we learn alot about our spouses. My hubby was feeling estranged from his truck. In the past occassionally he would see another GMC Denalli on the road and say “nice truck”. Or he would comment on being able to accelerate in a tight passing or cutoff and move quickly to another lane.




He would spend time washing his precious truck as much as half a day. After he would comment again on some mark that happened by a coworker or by moving something.  We chalked them up as personality and memories. Afterall the GMC was part of the family.

However, recently not being able to drive the truck except for short runs to the grocery store I wondered if we needed to make a spot in the living room for the G...

Family, Spiritual, Travel

Covid Humor

A friend sent me this and we can all use humor these days. Proverbs 17:22 A joyfull heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries the bones.

! Half of us are going to come out of this quarantine as amazing cooks. The other half will come out with a drinking problem.

! I used to spin that toilet paper like I was on Wheel of Fortune. Now I turn it like I’m cracking a safe.




! I need to practice social-distancing from the refrigerator

! Still haven’t decided where to go for Easter —The Living Room or The Bedroom

! PSA: every few days try your jeans on just to make sure they fit. Pajamas will have you believe all is well in the kingdom.

! Homeschooling is going well...

Spiritual, Travel

Covid 19 has It’s Moments

Finally back. Had some technical difficulties. Have I got a great story for you.



First, did you know Realtors are an essential service during the “safer at home” lock down? At first this was a not so happy moment when we learned this news.

After being in lock down, only going out for groceries and meds, we got a phone call that the home we are renting is being listed. So same day came the realtor to put the lock on the gate so the home could be shown. That was on friday. Saturday nine am we get a call from the same realtor that she has a client who wants to see the house at one that day.

First reaction, how is this possible? Where would we go? We discuss having time on the back porch while they tour...

Family, Spiritual, Travel

How to Move Your Senior Year in High School

Moving happens and it is very difficult for a teenager. My parents changed jobs and they were with the Federal Government so we knew the drill every few years. I was very established in a large four A school, was major into sports. Reached the achievement of 14 varsity letters in sports in three years.




Needless to say it was not something I wanted to do. My coach asked my parents if I could live with he and his wife. We gave it a-lot of thought but ultimately kept the family together.
As a matter of fact I attended summer school at my new school. There were three schools in the county where we relocated. A huge public school going through a-lot of discord and disruptions, a small private school start up that had sixteen students...

Family, Spiritual, Travel

How to Clear the Coronavirus

Have you heard guys refer to the Corona virus as the Beer Virus? There is a myth incorrectly reported according to the manufacturer that Corona sales took a major dip in sales since the virus came out with it’s name.




My thought is that Corona beer drinkers are much more discerning than to confuse the two. This is being referred to as a pandemic as infected people are showing up sprinkling the USA and saturating other cities.

If you feel extremely vulnerable, or know someone who is, there are several machines that do not use chemicals and are safe for people with breathing problems. The website is www.cleanersolutionsintl.com and the owner of the business is a retired Air Force Veteran.

Sandy Watkins is his name and he obtained the lic...

Pets, Travel

How to Clear a Barbwire Fence

Festus was a miniature donkey. He had a companion, Elizabeth and over the course of a few years they had two stairstep baby girl miniature donkeys. The reason for having donkeys is for protection of the calves.



When a moma cow would have her baby it would attract many prey of which would be cougars, vultures that would take the eyes of the calves. It’s definitely wild kingdom. Then there are coyotes and they are the worst. So Festus was super fiesty. He got into a ruckus with a pack and got all mared up. He healed over but the scars remained on his neck which is where the coyotes grasp on to disable their victim. In this case Festus had come to the rescue of a baby calf born in the early morning...

Family, Pets, Pony Lady, Spiritual, Travel

BB the Daughter of TT

There was a watch dog  named BB. She was the daughter of TT. They were mutt chihuahua mix with  a fluffy tall, long legs and  big brown eyes.




Where there was the Pony Lady there was BB and before BB, TT. Can you imagine someone took TT. It was devastating, since she had a litter of pups including BB. The most memorable talent BB had was to comfort a person when she knew they were ill. The Pony Lady had a dog bite that required wound care, she took BB with her to rehab. BB would find her way to anyone in anguish and sit with them. She had the run of the facility. Her halloween costume was a big watch which she wore around her waist, she was the official “Watch Dog”. BB covered some miles with the Pony Lady...

Family, Spiritual, Travel

How to Overcome Devastation

Spiritual Travels is the name of this site because the mind and spirit cannot be stopped  and in a effort to share real experiences and share encouragement, I started writing in mid October 2019. In words shared with me often, we are spiritual beings having an earthly experience.



In thinking of the journey that never ends and continually travels, I wanted to share two stories of inspiration about two hymn writers from over a hundred years ago who continue to inspire us even today.

Challenges and devastation occurred for the author of the hymn It is Well With My Soul. Horatio Spafford experienced the loss of his two year old son in the Great Chicago Fire. His property was greatly damaged and he suffered financial ruin due to the fire...

Family, Spiritual, Travel

Popcorn had a Son Named James

Popcorn Sutton was a famous bootlegger. His illegitimate youngest son was James. James was a close friend of my dad and they came for Christmas a few years back. We experienced some interesting tales.




James taught us how to tell what proof each moonshine was. Never had to use this information, but chock it up for, “interesting”.

James was always seeking his estranged dad’s approval. He was a steady runner of moonshine from when he was old enough to reach the pedals of a truck. His area was Cocke county which was the home of many distilleries up in the hills, not far from the Smokey Mountains. His customers would include neighbors and local judges. They left cash in envelopes and James would replace them with jars of moonshine.

His tee...

Family, Pets, Travel

Last Exit Leaving Tennessee

Feel it coming, Exit 451.  My sweetheart hails from Maryland but waits for me in South Carolina. I’m a Tennessee girl and taking in the last few minutes to memorize the scenery.




Exit for Townsend if I go right or Newport if I go left. I passed a great coffee shop in Dandridge a few miles back. Passing Del Rio and Gatlinburg. Dad’s place to the left and fun times on the right. Maybe water-rafting or” Hello” to Dolly. Here it comes the next to the last exit where we have to stop and take a dogey walk, time to look at the creek and view the Smokey Mountains.

Mile markers 448.2, 448.6, 448.8 woe. Thinking about being on this curvey road when I was a little person and drinking Nesbitt grape and orange...