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April 22, 2019

Theresa S. Wants to know: What was your initial impression of Long Beach? 

I was not quite 11 when my family moved from the suburbs of Washington, D.C., to a small town on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. I say that it was a culture shock, mostly because I think that people...

April 15, 2019

I'm going to pause now to ask you: What more do you want to know? 

Now that I've given you an overview of my story, Ask Me Anything. 

What questions do you have?

Where are there gaps?

What did I skip over...leave out...or gloss over?

Where do you need DETAILS?

April 11, 2019

I got a lot of comments and messages on that last post specifically about the longevity of mine and Chip's marriage, given its unorthodox beginning. So I thought I might speak to that a bit more. 

Truth is, there actually IS a secret to a long marriage, and I am wi...

April 8, 2019

I went out with Chip on New Years Eve, 1992. As we danced at midnight, I realized, "I love this guy." 

The next morning I tested positive on a pee stick. 

I always thought it happened in that order for a reason. That Life was telling me something. 

I called him to come ov...

April 4, 2019

My new roommate Susan had just graduated from Memphis State but was still working at Chili's with us. She was an only child, and when she moved out with me it was her first venture out on her own. Like Shelley's parents back in Long Beach, Susan's parents took me in as...

April 1, 2019

Some time around 1988 I finally broke up with Casey for good and moved into a house with my brother, who had now graduated high school and moved to Memphis. I was working as the assistant to the sales managers at a car dealership, which meant I sat up on the sales desk...

March 28, 2019

Not long after Scotty and I broke up, I met Casey, a boy from Iowa who was living in Mississippi. He worked construction, only listened to old school hard rock and smoked a lot of weed. Casey didn't have a car - he hitchhiked to work - but he did have a crazy expensive...

March 25, 2019

My "gap year" between high school and when I started community college, Shelley and I became obsessed with what we referred to as "Rude Boys" - long hair, leather jackets, listening to hard rock, smoking weed, riding motorcycles. So John Bender, basically. And we fanci...

March 21, 2019

I had planned to move on to my next boyfriend chapter, but as I began writing it, I realized that I had some other things I needed to explain first. So let's look at what happened to me after high school graduation. 

I fully expected that I would go to college after I g...

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I'm a southern girl. 

I grew up in Mississippi, lived in Memphis for 25 years, then moved to New Orleans in 2012 when my husband and I became emptynesters.

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