Cool-tiques and the Joy of the Unexpected

Don’t you just love it when you stumble upon an unexpected treasure?   On a visit to my kids and grandkids last weekend, we decided to check out a new antique store my son had spotted while driving home from work on Friday. The store is located just a hop and skip down the road in Slocomb, AL.   Cool-tiques proves the old adage, the best things in life come in small packages. It is a collector’s haven. Owners Wendell and Robbie Meredith, avid collectors, had been playing around with the…

Going for the Gusto

I made a deal with myself a few years ago. For the rest of my life I will do what I want to do. I will “Suck the marrow out of life.” Enjoy my family and friends. Now I suppose this sounds like a no-brainer for a person of my — um, age. But I’ve discovered how quickly time can go by.As Dylan croons, “Time is a jet-plane/It moves too fast.”  (You’re a Big Girl Now, from Blood on the Tracks.) It does indeed, my friends. Now I say all this, to…