Birthday Gossip with G’ma

by Ruth, aka Momma Frizzle I called my grandmother yesterday to wish her “Happy Birthday.” She turned 91 on Saturday.   Last year, every family member in America showed up for G’ma’s 90th birthday celebration at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis. We had a...
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Inspiring Imagination

by Ruth, aka Momma Frizzle, daughter of Ma Cluck Recently, a friend asked why I’m the “way” I am. I’m not exactly sure what qualities she had in mind, but I have a short answer for most of who I am – my mother. Mom raised me (and my six siblings) with imagination and joy. She...
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Cousin Camp Countdown

by Ruth, aka Momma Frizzle Next week, my parents welcome 17 grandchildren to their home in Tennessee for Cousin Camp 2012. My kids are half mad with excitement. The whole summer has been a countdown to this moment. “How many days till Cousin Camp,” one of them asks...
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Lunchtime Graces

by Ruth, a.k.a. Momma Frizzle I’m up very early this morning because of my sister Hannah. Apparently, I agreed sometime in the fog of the last month to take her to the airport today. I didn’t realize at the time I also had an important meeting this morning. So to get...
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Frizzle Chicks Turns 1 Year Old!

by Ruth, aka Momma Frizzle Hard to believe, but as of today we’ve been sharing stories on Frizzle Chicks for one whole year. Happy Birthday, Us! And Thanks, You!   I started Frizzle Chicks a year ago as a creative way to share stories and satisfy my desire to write. My...
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Mommy Poem

by Ruth, aka Momma Frizzle Last week, when my mom read about the Mother’s Day gift I made her, she found out for the first time that I had intended to give her a little book of poems 24 years ago, but I never did.   She called right away and said, just like I knew she...
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My Mommy and Me

by Hannah, aka Picky Pants I would love to tell you a wonderful story that would make you laugh, cry, or maybe both, but at this moment I don’t have any at my fingertips. Right now, I’m feeling about my mom, not thinking in stories. This poem is what I’m emoting.   My...
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