From Caterpillar to Butterfly Once I was a caterpillar, then a butterfly!!! I use to crawl around a … Continue reading The Caterpillar and the Butterfly
CHAPTER ONE Mama-bunny leaned out her open kitchen window and yelled, over freshly baked carrot pies, still steaming that she had … Continue reading Twice-Baked Carrot Pies
“The greatest gift you can give to God, is to take a gift He gave you and use it.” —Granny Dear Continue reading Step 1: I Want to Write a Book
My new name is Pam Tharp Thompson. It’s true, after 57 years of hard running and crazy living, I finally settled down and tied the knot. I have always had a passion to write. I would like to share with you some of my writings and many memories of growing up in the south. I work part time at Troy University Montgomery Campus, as an English Tutor, Leadership Club Adviser, and TRIO Student Support Services Project Manager. I will complete my MFA Writing with Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in May 2018. I am the proud author of over 30 previously published poems.
I am a natural homegrown and bred product of the South – Country as cornbread and fried-green tomatoes. Some of the sweeter things I learned growing up in the South, were how to drive a tractor, trap a opossum, and shoot the head off a snake from twenty feet away, with one eye closed. One of the hardest things I ever learned was how to leave the past behind, and how to truly love and forgive myself for bad choices and mistakes I had made in the past. Like many other families, I come from a long line of mental illness, depression, and addictions.
Old family stories passed down, tell how they use to tie my great-granddaddy to a tree, during thunderstorms, when he would get to drinking, lose his temper, and have some of his worst crazy spells. They say, he would be cussing out God and everyone around him, while my great-grandmother would stand on the front porch, praying for his forgiveness, as the thunder rolled and the lightning struck all around them. Well, thank You, Jesus, I ain’t been tied to no tree, yet, but I have had my inherited share of depression and addictions. Continue reading “More About Me!”
“When inspiration hits you, and you can’t find a pen quick enough or put your thoughts down fast enough for fear of losing the moment – You Drop Everything and Write!” pamelaelaine Continue reading My First Inspiration
Chickens can be a great source of meat as well as fresh eggs for personal enjoyment or for profit in … Continue reading How to Build a Chicken Pen
“Critter in the barn! Critter in the Barn!” I screamed as loud as I could, running through the house towards … Continue reading Holding Down the Fort
Fish Tales Daddy took us fishing one hot, mid-summer day. While Bubba was ready to go, I just wanted to … Continue reading Fish Tales
“Hell, it can’t kill ya if it ain’t poisonous!” I hollered right back at him, “The hell it can’t, if I break my neck trying to get away from it!” Continue reading Snakes are Crawling!