My Take on Things

Just comments on life…

  • “I Know 911…”

    Red Paper Wasp 07-30-08 © Melinda Fawver

    – In twenty five years of marriage to a second generation real estate man, I can tell you I’ve heard many tales of quirky happenings during showings and closings.  My husband, Tim, is at it again with his recollection of this preview on a day last July.   Hope you enjoy reading it as much I enjoyed hearing it.  –Leslie  […]

  • Wish Christmas Goodbye or Did You Do That Already?

    Twelve Drummers Drumming

    – In many parts of the world, Christmas is celebrated from Dec. 25 through Epiphany on January 6.  Celebrations continue and decorations remain up.  My family honors the twelve days of Christmas.   But, the pine scented greenery placed on our mantle is drying to a prickly, irritating mess.  And, another strand of lights on our pre-lit […]

  • West Tennessee Critter Magic

    critter surprise

    – “What kind of critters do you have here?” asked the lady from a northern city after she had settled on a home in a Martin neighborhood.  How many times had I heard that question?  Rolly-polly oppossums, raccoon families, deer, as well as a screech or a barn owl and one big, black snake have all made an appearance at some […]

  • What I Wish For You…


    – A dear, special friend passed from this life this morning.  I learned of his death while I was at church sitting in a pew close to where he and his wife always sat.  The grief that washed over me was not for him.  I know he is free of illness, and I rest in the assurance that he […]

  • What Does Cleaning Out My Closet Have to Do With Anything?

    Closet filled to overflowing

    – I haven’t had time to clean out my closets.  They are crammed with memories in the form of kids’ school art, photo albums, 1990’s scarves and old jewelry.  Shelves are stashed with upcoming Christmas and birthday presents and with blue, pink, and yellow yarn balls from failed knitting projects.   There are also good jeans, sweatshirts and blouses in […]