The story behind the Carry On song lyrics: She taught me how to spell Mississippi

My Grandparents loved to travel. They loved exploring new places and sharing their love of travel with me and my sisters. In 1987, they took my sisters and my cousin and I to the Mississippi river. Being that we were coming from Madison, Wisconsin where I grew up, the river wasn't too far from us… Continue reading The story behind the Carry On song lyrics: She taught me how to spell Mississippi

My sisters and I at Williamsburg, Virginia, 1993

Our six day family trip to Virginia Beach, James Town and Williamsburg in 1993

So, I discovered an old travel journal I wrote when I was eleven in 1993. Here is the last section of a three part series I've been archiving. The first two thirds of the story is about me getting down to Florida and exploring with my grandparents. The last portion, this post, is all about… Continue reading Our six day family trip to Virginia Beach, James Town and Williamsburg in 1993

Three Bad Hair Day Stories: Say it… Feathered on the side? (Part 2)

"Say it...Say it...Angel." The mono toned robotic voice of my Speak & Spell learning toy repeated. "Angel," I said in the backseat of my Aunt Kay's and Uncle Len's mini van as we rolled down the highway heading south. It was August, 1992. I was ten. Our two families were driving all the way to Alabama… Continue reading Three Bad Hair Day Stories: Say it… Feathered on the side? (Part 2)