Today is Valentine’s Day – or, as men like to call it, Extortion Day!” Jay Leno Two weeks ago a good friend of mine sent me a message asking if she should force her daughter to attend school on Valentine’s Day. According to my friend, this young teen has been in agony over the prospect of facing gigglingContinue reading “The Dark Side of Valentine’s Day by Francie Hartsog”
Category Archives: Southern Culture
AJ’s Christmas Gift
“When the accident happened we didn’t know anyone in this town. AJ was treated at Wake Forest from June to July and then at Livene Children’s Hospital from July to September. I stayed with AJ and Michael would drive back to the house to check the mail and feed the dogs. We couldn’t believe the outpouring of love from a community who didn’t even know us. People left notes, food, and gift cards. Now we want to give back to the people who were there for us.”
Who is Red Buffalo?
by Francie Hartsog-Slaughter It was a cold, January evening in 2019 when my husband, Kevin, and I drove from Davidson to show a vacant apartment in downtown Statesville. It was also my 51st birthday. We decided to make our business trip to Statesville a celebration too. The couple loved the 800 sq. ft., two bedroomContinue reading “Who is Red Buffalo?”
Cooking Southern: Love and Culture of Baking Bread
When I look at this picture, I don’t see just a loaf of bread. I see four generations of “microbes” or “bacteria from the hands of my grandchildren, my daughter-in-law, her mother, and her grandmother.