Wild Child Allie

Wild Child Allie

Beware the Invitation, 2013  If you allow it, a person—young or old—can come in and bless your soul, change your life.  Allie did that for me. She was my much younger sister, not by blood but by spirit.  My junior year of high school Allie was born, and my dad raised her for the first [...]

Be Confident—Especially If You Wear A Du-Rag with Snake Skin Boots.

Be Confident—Especially If You Wear A Du-Rag with Snake Skin Boots.

I’ve seen my dad go through two fashion faux pas in my life.   The first was his Rock-n-Roll 80’s that fearlessly trudged on through the 90’s.  He was known then for his big hair, sliced and diced t-shirts, holey jeans, and his white Camaro. I loved that Camaro.  When Dad would sleep in in the [...]

The Patsy Cline Training Bra

The Patsy Cline Training Bra

My dad nicknamed me “Rosebud!”, and it took me years to learn that that was no term of endearment.  Ah, the growing pains of being a girl…even when nothing is growing. When my mother first told me about the training bra, I was five and thought the idea of it was fun—like a new purse [...]