Life and Living

On Life and Living I share thoughts on my life and living happily in spite of it all. Life is too short to be unhappy.


Christmas Curiousities

A one-of-a-kind Christmas gift made by sister from my wedding dress. It is very speecial! To know my sister is to know how curious this gift was. She was complicated. Again, the Southeast US is preparing for frigid temperatures and the unprecedented chance of snow for Christmas. Spring is coming soon! MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!…

Ode to Christmas Cards – Throwback Thursday

In the words of Martin Luther King, “I had a dream…” Back in 2020 I went to work creating Christmas cards. I thought they were quite lovely, it was fun, and I was proud of my work. I thought, “I will start an online shop and sell them.” I would call my business Imperfect Cards.…

Just Stopping By – HI ALL!

I hope everyone has been having a wonderful few weeks. We were traveling out of the country, and I completely (almost) disconnected from the Internet and my phone. SO REFRESHING! Back now with a long list of To Do’s to get ready for Christmas. I will be online from time to time with a few…

Those Old Cotton Fields Back Home

There aren’t many cotton fields left in South Carolina and most have been harvested by now. So I was fortunate to catch this one as we drove by. Captured from the car on my Samsung Galaxy 9+ and cropped.

VOTE America 2022!

All across America people are turning out to vote. So, America, if you haven’t voted yet, Get Out and Vote Today (it’s your last chance)! Vote for the soul of America!

How to Make Captions on All Images Centered By Default

A few days ago, Hugh at Hugh’s News and Views wrote a post How to Center Captions Under Images and Photos In a Blog Post. Many responded that they had struggled with the same issue, me included. Hugh’s instructions, excellent as always, work on individual images. If your posts contain many images or photos, you…

Travel America – a MINI East Coast Vacation

From its cobblestone streets to its 22 city squares, elegant homes, hundreds of hotels and restaurants, and a 600-acre cemetery there is nothing MINI about the city of Savannah, Georgia. In 1733 a ship with 121 passengers landed on a bluff along the Savannah River. Captain General Oglethorpe named the spot Georgia for King George…

Spirit of 45’s Meat and Potato Patties -REBLOG

Sharing a wonderful piece of history from Rosemarie’s Kitchen. Her recipe sounds similar to one my Mom made with leftover potatoes. Pretty much for the whole of the world, today marks the day Japan announced their intention to surrender. It marks the end of the War in the Pacific. Today is known as VJ Day…

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