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: “Simple Gifts”

. There are plenty of videos with this beautiful song out there, but I absolutely LOVE the photography used in this one – it’s full of the people and things that make America such a great country: . . (“Simple … Continue reading

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Foodie Friday – Chocolate and Whiskey Liqueur

. With holiday parties coming up, here’s a neat idea for either bringing along to share, or giving as a hostess gift. It is delightfully easy to make, and it is decadently delicious. If you don’t like alcoholic drinks, you … Continue reading

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“Of the People, By the People, For the People”

. Today marks the 154th anniversary of a most solemn occasion: .

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Foodie Friday – Gluten Free Parker House Rolls

Many of you who know our family know that Paul, Rebecca, and I have to eat gluten-free.  Rebecca was diagnosed with Celiac Disease in April, 2008, and after we converted our kitchen to accommodate her condition we discovered that we … Continue reading

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On Jonathan’s Birthday – “Autumn Leaves”

. Today would have been my friend Becky’s oldest son’s 38th birthday.  Jonathan left us much too soon (a car accident in 2001), but he left lots of great memories behind for those who loved him best. One of the things … Continue reading

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“A Republic, If You Can Keep It”

. . The story goes that as Benjamin Franklin emerged from Independence Hall at the close of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia on September 18, 1787, a woman asked him, “Well Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a … Continue reading

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“When October Goes”

. Just ask my family – I’m one of the original “Fanilows“, and I’m not ashamed to admit it.  I’ve been hooked ever since I heard “Mandy” on the radio in 1974 (what can I say?  Other girls my age … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween!

I love Halloween – it’s the only night of the year when you are allowed to wear a costume without being in a play:

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Tuesday Tunes – “If I Needed You”

. Something pretty for an October day: . . This beautiful arrangement of Towles van Zandt’s original is from Lyle Lovett’s “Step Inside This House” album (available in CD or MP3 format). .

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Sunday Funnies – Happy Mother-In-Law Day!

. . Yes, Virginia, there IS a “Mother-In-Law Day” – who knew? It seems that since 1934, the fourth Sunday in October has been designated as the day when we honor the women who have been the target of a … Continue reading

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