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Ladies, Ladies, Ladies; Your Advice & Opinions Are Requested

Ladies, ladies, ladies. I had a very disturbing conversation with a blogging friend. First, let me say that I am honored that people feel as though they can contact me and share intimate details of their lives and second, it can be a bit daunting! Indeed, it is daunting and a huge responsibility, and that is why I am enlisting the aid of the wonderful female type persons that read this blog.

Help me please. As I stated, a blogger shared with me that he has friend (a woman), who is married. She is married to a man who is well liked, even loved throughout the neighborhood and he has a position of authority in their community. They have been married for more than twenty years. They have four children, all teenagers. One day while she was disciplining one of the children he just came out of the blue, grabbed her hair and dragged her down the hallway, then picked her up and threw her across the room. As near as we can guess, he did this because she was yelling at their child. More things transpired and she was so fearful that she asked for him to kill her.

Ladies, now it is your turn. You don’t know the full story and neither do I. Also I did not get permission before I posted this so please be tactful if you respond. My friend has already given his words of comfort to her but I would like to see what you’d say.

I am not seeking direct advice for her and I’m not trying to advocate divorce. I simply would like you to place yourself in her position and clearly and without any threats of murder, describe what you would do/would have done. Stay, leave, forgive and forget, call the police, grin and bear it… While this is directed for feminine expression, men you can respond too and say what you would do also in her situation. I won’t be replying to your comments because this is not about me, however I do thank you for your comments..

Saturday will be the first guest post of the new year by a nervous Te’Kia Miller. She is a wonderful poet and her works can be found on her blog, Tekia’s Blog. She is in the process of writing a short story. Short stories are in fact, her first love and Te’Kia’s favorite genre is science fiction. Her latest, The Fall of Gild City was originally scheduled for December 29th but was posted on January 1st. I was hooked and I’m not much of a reader (I’d rather watch the movie}, but this story is great so far.

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Christmas Food & Family Traditions

The sense of smell is a strong catalyst for remembering moments from the past. Fond memories of Thanksgiving at your grandparents can be conjured up by the smell of an apple pie or the aroma of hot chocolate can bring back memories of a week in the mountains with family and friends.

For me there is a smell in the outdoor air that has a “it’s gonna snow” smell to it. You might know what I mean and you might not, but when I smell that, whether or not it is supposed to snow, has me remembering all the Christmas and Thanksgiving dinners I had as a child. These are the times when all the additional sections of the dining room table have been added and the card tables have been pulled out so the kids have a place to sit and eat. When even though family members were packing the house and bringing whatever their assigned dish was, the overpowering smell was the cinnamon from the still baking apple pies. I was blessed with a wonderful family. From my nuclear family to the extended family as well as my new found blogging family. Our get-togethers have never been the kind of fiasco you’ve seen in movies. Thank God! Although, it might have been fun to have an Aunt Bethany say grace like in Christmas Vacation!

What food conjures up images and memories of Christmas past for you?

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