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About torimcrae

Tori is a good writer aspiring to be a great writer. The mother of four adult kids she is currently pursuing postponed dreams. She enjoys her grandkids, traveling with hubby, spinning fiber, weaving, and raising Shih Tzus. Currently Tori posts to this blog on Mondays and Fridays.


Last week was a very short week. Hubby and I returned home on Tuesday afternoon, unpacked, played couch potato and went to bed two hours early. We slept off and on all day Wednesday. What could possibly have made us … Continue reading

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Forsyth Park

FORSYTH PARK Returning is not a choice, But a necessity. Coolness in the midst Of excessive heat and humidity. Trees, hung with Spanish Moss, Tall and strong, Brown, grey, and green. Broad avenues of sidewalk, Leisurely strolling passersby. Community building … Continue reading

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HISTORY: Alive or Boring?

     I have been reading Bob Welch’s book Pebble in the Water. It’s about his search for information regarding Frances Slanger, the first nurse killed in action in WWII, and the book he wrote about her entitled American Nightingale. He’s … Continue reading

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Check out Christi Corbett’s book ALONG THE WAY HOME

I want to take this opportunity to introduce Christi Corbett’s new book ALONG THE WAY HOME. Christi is one of my writing pals and part of our local writing group. I’ve had the privilege of reading many chapters of Along … Continue reading

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I’m Back — hopefully — maybe?

Carol, Eleanor, Ben — I hope you haven’t given up on me. It’s been a long time since my last blog post in August and it’s been a hard  six months. After my back injury  seemed to be better I … Continue reading

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Ode to Apricot

I’m back from vacation. The day I got back I saw a quote that so represented my time away. “No man needs a vacation so much as the person who has just had one.”  Edward Hubbard I’ll just say, for … Continue reading

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August 24th Update on Rosalie

With this post I’m signing off until September 7 while I take a much needed vacation. See you then. Please read on. Below is the latest update from Rosalie’s Facebook page. It gives a picture of what a rollercoaster this … Continue reading

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