"I'm a little piece of leather, but I'm well put together."

And she was.  My Grandma.  Sassy and sacred in one incredibly charming package.  When she wasn't watching the 700 Club, she snapped fresh string beans, or shucked Grandad-grown corn while watching the Price is Right or Family Feud.

Aside from Richard Dawson's commitment to kiss every guest, this was clean TV.

I didn't find it particularly entertaining, but I was happy to cuddle close to this wonder-woman, and help out with dinner while learning what was behind Door Number 2.

In the mud of mainstream media, there are still people of elegance and grace.  There are still public personalities that don't require you to cover the ears or eyes of young children.  May God bless and prosper every celebrity who is brave enough to have bright standards.


The Tricky Ways of Trends

It seems these days that anything goes.
Maybe I'm just ancient because I appreciate relics
like courtesy and modesty.  
Maybe I'm not hip,
because I actually like being a lady
You would be proud to claim as Yours.
It doesn't matter to me what the surveys say are "in."  
Unlike You, those surveys change
from one day to the next.  
As much as I love my freedom,
I only enjoy it when it's anchored in You-
when I'm anchored in You.

- Erika Harris


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