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Patricia Barbee's Writings

Essay
Jan.25.2014
This time of year the sales are on for items that did not sell between “Black Friday” and New Year’s Eve.  The old must leave for the new to be put on the sales floor or whatever.  With so many sales over the internet stores our inboxes are filled to the brim with offers of a percentage off with “FREE”… If the items did not sell before, do you ask...
Jan.15.2014
A week ago, I had to run an errand. It took just minutes and when I exited the building I saw an African egret.  The brain went back about twenty years plus.  A ship with cargo from Africa tied up in Savannah.  Of course, all the inspectors boarded before anyone or anything was let off the ship. They were at some point onboard and off flew many...
Jan.11.2014
Of course, like you I have a computer to post my essays to my pages on the internet. In order to do so, we all have e-mail addresses. Have you noticed the “gar-bage” that we receive from the ether? I have dignified some of the stuff found in our SPAM or Junk folders.  Once in a while, the message should have been sent to the “In-box”.  Therefore, “gar-...
Essay
Jan.09.2014
In proper context an act of stupidity in a public place, in front of two clerks and the Manager, I said, “What the hell have you done for a month?”  I’d received something, not mine, wrote on it alerting the offenders and now a month later it returns to me.  Tomorrow, I will not say a word when I hand them the second item, duplicate of the first. Until...
Essay
Jan.06.2014
    Our culture has chosen balloons to convey many messages.  I doubt if anyone misunderstands one balloon or even a cluster. It is joy to ride down a street and see a pink or blue balloon tied to a mailbox or on a stake in the yard.  No one has to know who lives there to share the joy.  We’ve learned that means the birth of a child....
Jun.16.2013
       It is not so much just one story, I love anything written by Walter Mosley and his detective Easy Rawlins.  Of course, “The Devil in the Blue Dress” is on television at least twice a month on some channel. When I attended the movies before, attendees got so rude, with cell phones, banned liquor, and loud talk....
Essay
Duke and Duchess of Windsor in NY
Jun.02.2013
 There is no particular book that has intrigued me as the real life story of Wallis Simpson and uncrowned English King Edward VIII.    Studying English history in “proper” Boston grade school, we all had a sense of indignity that a married woman would become divorced and  was a coquette.  How could she be a romancer on both sides of the...
Article
May.17.2013
Nothing in my Mom’s life was easy.  Her Mother died at twenty visiting her Mom when my Mom was five months old.  If Grandma Emma had to die, I’d glad it was there.  Great-Grandma, did not like, but thoroughly despised my Grandfather George because he was a Cherokee. Her Mom and brother were Irish.  She had a touch of tan in her skin.  He...
Article
Apr.05.2013
 The last thing I want to do is get back to nature if you are referring to forests and birds.I was talked into moving from New Jersey to Georgia by my Dad’s relatives. I grew up inBoston. My head and heart will always be with my sorors of my life in my all girls’ schools. We are closer than CIA operatives. My late husband and I found a comfy place to...
Essay
Jul.06.2012
When one says attic to me, I picture old black and white movies and look for  Jimmy Stewart to be in it.   What would qualify as an attic was in my Beloved’s and my house in New Jersey. It could have been a third floor game room or another bedroom. We moved there one year and one day after we were married.  Darling wanted his par-tee happy wife to...