A Writer's Corner

That’s exactly what I look like about now!

I received an e-mail from my publisher that the edited version of my new book, Amy’s Quest, is ready for my viewing on Wednesday. Of course I immediately uploaded it and did a quick scroll through to see how much editing was done.

Now you need to understand that any editing done, be it a word or a suggestion by the editors, is at my discretion as to accept it or change it. Seeing some misspelled words is a no brainer, punctuation’s can go whatever way as to how we want the sentence to sound, and as for an editors suggestion, that’s a little different.

Let me give you an example of one suggestion they made.

My sentence read:

what did she have for breakfast, who cleans, and how did she get the bruise on her face.

The editor’s version reads:

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I Am Outraged!

And you should be, too!

Relaxing in my recliner with a movie on the T.V. I was enjoying a mystery style movie and then of course all the commercials are stuck in there every few minutes leaving only about forty minutes of actual movie time.

Trying to ignore as many commercials as possible, I go to the pantry, get a microwave popcorn, pop it in the microwave, and when finished popping settle down to watch more of the movie when another commercial appears.

It’s a T-Mobile commercial showing various people in various activities. Have you seen it?

Suddenly 2 grown men appear and are KISSING – mouth to mouth before my very eyes. I wanted to puke!

Forget the movie! I stomped in here to the computer and wrote T-Mobile a letter!

If you would like to write or call and hopefully put a stop to this crap here’s the information:

T-Mobile Customer Relations

P.O. Box 37380

Albuquerque, NM 87176-7380

If you are a T-mobile customer – call 611 (I’d cancel my service immediately if I had it)

Others- 1-800-937-8997

I hope T-Mobile will get a ton of letters and calls! This has got to stop!



Where’d it Go?

A Writer's Corner

Many have seen on the news about the crazy weather that has gone across the country. Snow eye-ball high leaving cars and big rigs in ditches, flooding, ice storms, and freezing temperatures.

Here in Georgia we have broken the record from clear back to 1964 (I think) by record amounts of rain. Our normal amount for a year is 21 + inches and holy cow this is only Feb. and we have already topped 17+ inches at the time of this writing and it is still raining!

A boat was scheduled to come by and I decided I needed to get on board but…

That’s me and Gerri (my roommate)

So now I’m stuck with the next crossing. 🙂

Just a month and a half ago I was enjoying my beach. (Its not really mine but I call it that) Walking along the edge, feeling the cold air blowing across…

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Yep, They Really Exist

My husband and I went through the McDonald’s driveway window and I gave the cashier a $5 bill.
Our total was $4.25, so I also handed her 25c.
She said, ‘you gave me too much money.’
I said, ‘Yes I know, but this way you can just give me a dollar back.’
She sighed and went to get the manager who asked me to repeat my request.
I did so, and he handed me back the 25c, and said ‘We’re sorry but we don’t do that kind of thing.’
The cashier then proceeded to give me back 75 cents in change.
Do not confuse the people at MacD’s.


We had to have the garage door repaired.
The repairman told us that one of our problems was that we did not have a ‘large’ enough motor on the opener.
I thought for a minute, and said that we had the largest one made at that time, a 1/2 horsepower.
He shook his head and said, ‘You need a 1/4 horsepower.’
I responded that 1/2 was larger than 1/4 and he said, ‘NOOO, it’s not. Four is larger than two.’
We haven’t used that repairman since…


I live in a semi rural area.
We recently had a new neighbor call the local city council office to request the removal of the DEER CROSSING sign on our road.

The reason: ‘Too many deer are being hit by cars out here! I don’t think this is a good place for them to be crossing anymore.’


My daughter went to a Mexican fast food and ordered a taco.
She asked the person behind the counter for ‘minimal lettuce.’
He said he was sorry, but they only had iceberg lettuce.


I was at the airport, checking in at the gate when an airport employee asked,
‘Has anyone put anything in your baggage without your knowledge?’
To which I replied, ‘If it was without my knowledge, how would I know?’
He smiled knowingly and nodded, ‘That’s why we ask.’


The pedestrian light on the corner beeps when it’s safe to cross the street.
I was crossing with an ‘intellectually challenged’ co-worker of mine.
She asked if I knew what the beeper was for.
I explained that it signals blind people when the light is red.
Appalled, she responded, ‘what on earth are blind people doing driving?!’
She is a government employee…..


When my wife and I arrived at a car dealership to pick up our car after a
service, we were told the keys had been locked in it.
We went to the service department and found a mechanic working feverishly to unlock the driver’s side door.
As I watched from the passenger side, I instinctively tried the door handle and discovered that it was unlocked.
‘Hey,’ I announced to the technician, ‘its open!’
His reply, ‘I know. I already did that side.’

They walk among us, they breed, and they vote…….

Christine Bruffee 
January 29, 2019


Rare Occasion for Georgia

A Writer's Corner

For those in the Northern states I’m sure you’ll get a great chuckle about those of us in the South. Georgia doesn’t see snow very often and when we do we all get excited. The kids grab the sled’s, adults want to be able to brag that they made it down the road without crashing, and those of us with more common sense stay home with a cup of hot chocolate and a fire going in the fireplace.

Today was one of those days. Just 2 days ago we had bright sunshine and a warm 72 degrees in North Georgia where I live. Atlanta hit 78 degrees! In less than 36 hours we are 30 degrees and looking out my window is a winter wonderland.

After living in Wyoming through two winters I am thanking God this will be gone by morning. I’m enjoying it now but oh so thankful…

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What a Blessed Morning

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I not only received the last of the endorsements to turn into the publisher but the smiles, gratitude, and love shown by some of the residents at The Oaks at Hampton Senior living was such fun and a mighty blessing.

Lifestyle Director, Sandy listed the residents that are in wheelchairs and we gave each a hand crocheted lap afghan in the color of their choice.

I had 2 tubs filled with afghans

We went room to room and here are the pictures that were taken. Just look at those smiles!

Gail is an assistant and said, “Just look at the details in this!”

Ms. Vivian is 100 yrs. old. She loves red and is looking pretty cozy.

It was barely 30 degrees outside so I kept my heavy coat on.

When asked which he liked, “I want lots of color!”

He got it!

He just wanted a nap and could…

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Patience is a Virtue?

A Writer's Corner

Have you ever prayed for patience? I used to but I don’t anymore because I have found that the Lord will answer that prayer by placing me in a position that can try my patience to the enth degree. I hope “enth” is a word, but maybe not, but you know what I mean.

I used to drive from Tennessee back to Georgia and then return to Tennessee when I lived there. (Thank God I’m back living in Ga.) Every single time I took a “short cut” across a two lane road for fifty miles I would get behind a big truck or a farmer on a tractor and have to follow them for miles with no passing zones doing 30 mph in a 55 mph zone. Grrrrrrr

Talk about trying my patience! Oh I would be upset! But if I went the interstate I would add at least fifty…

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