Barbara J Iversen, also know as Babs Iverson, lives in Texas and loves her grandkids to the moon and back. After writing one story, she found that writing has many benefits especially during a pandemic and a Texas size Arctic Blast.
Have you ever been on a safari? Well? Not me! When thinking about a safari, images of leopards, rhinoceros elephants, and lions come to mind. In fact, my closest encounter with a safari came when the Dallas Zoo's Giants of the Savanna opened years ago.
Sweet yes! Nostalgic most definitely! S stands for shirt dresses! See! She wore her favorite shirt dress. Indeed, vogue and fashion have never been a focus or priority for me. As one who has never taken fashion seriously, my clothes sense would best be described as practicable and sensible. Never pretentious!
Waste Not Want Not
Are you recycling, repurposing, and reducing the consumption of our natural resources? Are you taking care of our environment? Have you thought about what you can do to reduce your carbon footprint and protect our oceans from being destroyed? If not, you should. Perhaps, you don't like to make waves, or you think it's too much work. Believe me, our environment and our natural resources are worth saving and protecting.
Shortly before leaving Eielson AFB in Alaska and heading for Del Rio, Texas, we went on a tour of the Fairbank's newspaper. When reading about the newspaper's tour, my initial thought and reaction, at the time, was about the tour is a learning experience and how educational it would be for my son and daughter who attended elementary school. At that time, my mind never once considered or had an interest in any position at a newspaper. It was all about the kids, but, that was about to change. My creative instincts were awakened in the advertising department of Fairbank's newspaper. Everything the Director of Advertising said piqued my interest. All of a sudden, my thoughts were focused on working at a newspaper in the advertising department.
Growing up in Central Pennsylvania, we rarely ate out at restaurants. Our mother was an excellent cook and an accomplished baker, making homemade bread, cinnamon rolls, pies, cookies, and cakes. Often, my dad would admit that mom didn't like to eat out at restaurants because she had proclaimed that she could make it better and cheaper at home. As a fact, she did make it better at home. By all means, no one ever challenged her on that point.