Author Archives: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX

About Teresa in Fort Worth, TX

A short, fat, over-the-hill, happily-married mother of 4 daughters. I know just enough to get myself in trouble....

Tuesday Tunes – “Summertime” from Porgy and Bess

Now that it’s summer, what better song to share than the haunting “Summertime” from George Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess“? Here is Harolyn Blackwell’s ethereal performance (Paula Ingram plays the role of “Clara” in this 1993 “American Playhouse” staging; her voice is dubbed … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tunes: Kick-Off to Summer, 2021

. . Many folks consider Memorial Day Weekend to be the “official” start to the Summer season. There is the annual running of the Indy 500, the men fire up their grills, and the fashionable ladies are “allowed” to start wearing white shoes. I figured I … Continue reading

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June 6, 1944: The Beginning of the End

. On this day seventy-seven years ago, Allied Forces crossed the English Channel and stormed the beaches of France in order to bring about the end of Adolf Hitler’s madness. Thousands of brave young men lost their lives that day … Continue reading

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Foodie Friday: Quick and Easy Crab Cakes

I don’t remember where I originally found this recipe, but this very quickly became one of our family’s favorites – it’s sinfully easy to make, and oh, so delicious: Rated: Prep Time: 15 Minutes Cook Time: 12 Minutes Servings: 4

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Hello, June!

. It’s the first day of June – what better way to start out the month than with this classic number from Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Carousel” ? . . Wasn’t that fun? Hope you enjoyed it! .

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The Thanks of a Grateful Nation

. . General Orders No. 11, Grand Army of the Republic Headquarters. I. The 30th day of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers, or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of … Continue reading

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Those They Leave Behind

. It is the one and only photo that makes me cry each time I see it. What brings the tears to my eyes is not just the bereaved young woman, but the Marine who stands behind her. In an … Continue reading

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The Day That All Moms Dread…..

Well, I knew this day had to come – it comes around every year. The day that all kids look forward to. and all mothers dread. That’s right, folks – the Last Day of School is here….. . . Oh, … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day!

My mother passed away on March 15th, 2020; this is my second Mother’s Day without her. I miss her very much. I got brave a few years ago, and made a photo book online for my Mom. (Click on the … Continue reading

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A Classical Birthday “Two-fer”

. What are the chances? On this date in history, not one, but TWO classical composers were born – Johannes Brahms (1833) and Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky (1840).

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