Grits and Purls

Spinning yarns about the grit of life

Well, apparently the ground hog saw his shadow on Ground Hog’s Day. Old News. Good for him, he probably went back underground curled up and will sleep through the remaining six weeks of winter. I don’t get to do that. However, on Ground Hog’s Day, I was greeted in the early morning by the twitters, chirps and …

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January and February have the onerous task of getting us back into routine. After the fun of choosing and making Halloween costumes and the gathering of family for Thanksgiving and the excitement of the Christmas Season, January comes in. We enter the period of no long weekends until Memorial Day (for most of us). Some …

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The snow blew cold across the earth A solid blanket of white Nothing living seemed to stir No visitors to tame the night I wrote those words a long time ago—long before I moved from the Southeast to the Midwest, long before I had ever experienced a blizzard. Yet somehow I managed to capture the …

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When I was a little girl, I loved dressing up for Halloween, but inevitably the weather would turn cold October 31, and my mom would make me wear a coat over my Halloween costume. I hated that. I couldn’t figure out how anyone was supposed to see my costume if I had to wear a …

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