The Loss Of Childhood Innocence

I was about seven or eight years old when I was sexually abused on a summer camp bus. I tried for years to block the abuse from my mind. As is often the case, incidents like that come back to haunt you. My Story: I heard my name being called. I turned around and a...
Debi’s Halloween Night 2012

Debi’s Halloween Night 2012

I hitched a ride into town with my hubby tonight and while he was on a job site, I spent a few hours in our local mall. It was Halloween and the mall was filled with hundreds of little children dressed in adorable costumes. Some of the costumes were even homemade...

The Gift Of Family

I always enjoy when friends post pictures (online)of large extended family gatherings.  I love to see the generations of family members from the elders right down to the babies. It brings back wonderful memories. I grew up in a very large extended family. There were...

How Debi Drecksler Spent Her Computer-less Afternoon

Thanks to hackers who managed to invade our office/home computers today, I spent the afternoon without a computer. Thank goodness we were able to get help to fix the problem. As much as I complain about technology taking over the world, I did not like being...
The Dress That Debi Wore…again and again and again!

The Dress That Debi Wore…again and again and again!

This is a story about a full figured lady (let’s call her curvaceous) who FINALLY found a style of dress she liked and then searched far and wide (in every discount store) to find it in many colors and prints.  Since it took her MANY years to find a style that...
A Moment In Time

A Moment In Time

I am sitting on the beach on a breathtakingly beautiful day. The waves lap against the shore with predictability. I am grateful for this time to sit by myself and just feel. I close my eyes and listen. The sounds of the beach soothe me. I imagine myself floating on a...

Welcome to Hampton Inn-St. Augustine Beach, Florida

Sometimes it’s life’s spontaneous decisions that bring the most happiness. My husband and I were coming back from a short trip to South Florida when we decided to make a detour and go to St. Augustine Beach. We called ahead to the St. Augustine Beach...

The Power Of Freckles

The other day, I was participating in my umpteenth online conversation about what defines a beautiful older woman. I mentioned that I thought a naturally aging face was beautiful. A few comments later, I added another thought. Those freckles I hated as a kid might be...

A Very Special Friendship

Lately I’ve been feeling like my life is on speed dial. Where did the last 10 years go or the last 20? It seems like time went by in the blink of an eye! Today I’ve been thinking about one of my best friend’s daughter’s weddings which took...