MayBelle on Marriage: Take Two {Who Says MayBelle Isn’t Romantic?}

Lest MayBelle be labeled “inexcusably unromantic” or “a marriage buzzkill” (not her critics’ exact words), in light of last week’s post on marriage, let her set the record straight by providing intimate and heartwarming examples of the things she and Precious do for one another to show their affection. Don’t panic: This does not involve … Continue reading MayBelle on Marriage: Take Two {Who Says MayBelle Isn’t Romantic?}

MayBelle on Marriage {Don’t Worry, This Won’t Take Long}

Back in 2002, at age forty-one, MayBelle, who theretofore had been considered an “old maid,” transitioned to someone who "married late.” She resents both those descriptors, as you might imagine MayBelle would, because there were no guarantees—or requirements—she would ever marry. MayBelle is delighted that cultural norms have shifted at least somewhat although not enough … Continue reading MayBelle on Marriage {Don’t Worry, This Won’t Take Long}

A Dozen Roses: In Which a Middle-Aged Goober Defends Valentine’s Day

Yesterday I saw the Twitter and Facebook posts about how Valentine’s Day is silly, unnecessary, an invention of Hallmark. One man said he was proud he and his wife didn’t celebrate the occasion. A woman allowed as how she wouldn’t succumb to such meaningless societal pressure. As for me and my house, we say bring … Continue reading A Dozen Roses: In Which a Middle-Aged Goober Defends Valentine’s Day