Peggy Sims

9 weeks 5 days ago
As I have told you before, I have 10 grandsons, no little girls, not yet.  No sweet calm tea parties, no playing “mommies and daddies.”  My boys are my heart; they are loveable and they seem to really love their Meme.  However, sometimes they can be a little mischievous.  They nearly all have dogs.  I can...
10 weeks 4 days ago
My Grandmother had a big cedar chest sitting in front of an old blue plaid couch resting against the back wall of her front room/bedroom.  It was about three feet wide and five feet long and the delightful smell of fresh cut cedar permeated the room when it was opened.   She called this her hope chest from her girlhood and after she...
11 weeks 5 days ago
Well, it is summer time, folks, and time for vacations!   I am always so excited to go to new places and not have to do old things (wash dishes, cook, clean, etc.) for a while.   We always and forever have disagreed where we will go.  My husband wants to go south; I want to go north.  I do not like the sand invading...
12 weeks 5 days ago
With Memorial Day just passing, I have been thinking about the time my husband spent in the army.  When he was drafted in 1964, we had been married for two years, and we were both 19 years old.  That age seems so young to me now, but I realize the age was young then too. Of course, we were fearful of what this meant and what our...
13 weeks 5 days ago
When I was about 5 years old, we lived here in town and had all the conveniences we could afford. However, we were later than most of our neighbors in owning a refrigerator.   We had an ice house in the middle of town where Thaddeus Kosciuszko now stands watch. The big old brick building was huge and it actually took up most of the street...
14 weeks 5 days ago
My husband and I love to trek through the narrow back roads of the county from time to time just to pass the time.  This past weekend we traveled over some of the lesser known to us and uncovered many pleasant surprises that these older tapered lanes held.  There were unusual rock formations, sand islands in the center of an overgrown...
15 weeks 5 days ago
I know lots of you were born and raised on farms. I was not.  I know you understand about cows and the vaccinations and the “surgeries” done to some of them. I do not.  The pastures that are home to our cows are green and pristine; there are no bitter weeds, no sneezeweed, no thistle growing in our pastures. But do you...
16 weeks 5 days ago
I may or may not have confessed how much I enjoyed school. What I enjoyed most was the times I could get out inappropriately.  There were the times that I tricked my parents into believing I was in school every day all day long.  Now, do not think I was habitual in my skipping school, but I did pull a few tricks. Some of them turned...
17 weeks 5 days ago
One of my favorite days at my grandmother’s house during my summer visits was on her washing day after my granddaddy was able to purchase her a wringer- type clothes washing machine.  I have told you before that we used to have wash day on the outside by washing them in a black wrought iron pot with a fire underneath.  When I...
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