Krista Lynn Campbell

Month: March 2016

antique or throw away

According to Wikipedia, an antique is an old collectible item. It  is usually collected or desirable because of its age, beauty, rarity,  and/or personal emotional connection. It is an object that represents a previous era or time period. Throw aways are items no longer wanted and/or serve no purpose. Throw aways pack our landfills; antiques …

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Goodluck

What are little boys made of?  According to the popular 19th century English nursery rhyme, “Snips and snails, and puppy dog tails.”  Growing up with three sisters and raising two daughters, I am mostly ignorant about little boys in general.  They are a mystery to me. I understand dolls, playing house, and doing our hair …

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hello gorgeous

“Hello Gorgeous” rang out as we entered the consignment store. All shoppers are greeted with this loving affirmation. “Hello Gorgeous”. Who me? Wow, this is fun! We laughed and seriously considered exiting and re-entering just to be greeted again and hear those kind words. Yes, tell me again, please! Five quality women. We consider ourselves …

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whittle

  Since the 1890’s , the Whittler’s Bench has sat by the waterfront in the small town of Southport, NC. The area served as a gathering place for elderly men to whittle away under the hot sun  while “shooting the breeze” about anything and everything. Local barber, Paxton “Pack” Tharp,  could see the group of …

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Memories for Sale

As my birthday candles increase each year, I discover I want to know more about my past. Maybe understanding more about my past will help me appreciate and navigate my senior citizen years better. I hope. I wish I had known my parents as people; the truly, amazing people they were. People who had fascinating stories to share about their lives before …

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signs

The gradual warming temperatures are ushering in signs of spring. Yay! The crocuses and snow drops force their way up through the remaining snow.  What brave little flowers delivering big doses of hope to all of us! The stately daffodils are the trumpets in the springtime flower orchestra. They arrive early blasting the news for all to hear: Spring is here! The …

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Verbs

A verb is one of the main parts of a sentence in English. You can’t have a sentence  without a verb. That’s how important these “action” parts of speech are. The verb signals an action, an occurrence, or a sate of being. Whether mental, physical,  or mechanical, verbs always express activity. God, Creator of everything including …

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March Gladness

Charles Dickens said it best about March’s changeable weather. “It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold; when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.” Charles Dickens, Great Expectations Many of us are familiar with the phrase, “in like a lion, out like …

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