Saturday, December 18, 2010

A Christmas Treat For You: Go See Debbie at Talking Trash

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(mercury glass acorns from Laurie Anna’s)

I have wanted to do this for


very long time,

and the week before Christmas is the perfect time.

As you ponder life’s blessings and challenges,

as Christmas approaches and 2010

is coming to a close,

please treat yourself to

a special gift.

If you haven’t already done so, and most of you have,

go visit

Debbie (Deb)


Talking Trash.

This wonderful lady needs absolutely



She has a level of credibility and wisdom

and success in the world of junking and blogging

that is well known by many.

That is not what I want to say, however.

That has been said before.

This is not a feature.

This is my truth and a gift to all of you who

may not know her.

She is

the edifier,

the mentor,

the selfless one,

the humble one,

the motherly one,

the grandmotherly one,

the wild one ,

the laughing one,

the crying one,

the spiritual one,

the funny one,


one of the best writers

in blog land.

I love a funky turn of phrase


Debbie can turn a word on a dime and make you go back to re-read,

all while laughing and spitting and crying all over your laptop simultaneously.

Better than that,

she takes you


and all of a sudden


jammed into a car with your girlfriends,

making a drag through the parking lot of Dairy Queen,

hoping you run into you know who,

whoever he was.

You’re at the VFW in a small Texas town,

and you look cute,

and you have

time on your side.

So Debbie,

I’m writing an


in the margin

of this wonderful paper


“How to Live Life”

that you have written.


Merry Christmas!











Amelia said...

Better check that link again - it connected to some one by the name of Anthony - was dated 2003.

Merry Christmas!

Laura said...

Thanks Amelia-
That makes me laugh!
I can't type and think at the same time-


trash talk said...

Dear Ms. Mentor,
I started reading this and had to stop...the keys got slippery when wet.
You've rendered this chunky girl least for a moment...but give me about 30 minutes to recoup and I'll be back. Right now all I can say is "why can't you live closer?".

CHERI said...

I know she must be thrilled to hear such kind, loving words from you. I can't wait to check out her blog. She sounds delightful...just like you:) Merry Christmas to one of the very first bloggers I began to follow!

trash talk said...

I'm still at a loss. I do know this...if I were a man and if there wasn't a Mr. L.B., I'd marry you on the spot! Since I can't...I'm promising you Bella for as a future g'daughter-in-law.
I've received many wonderful gifts at Christmas over the years, but none as thoughtful and as beautiful as this. I consider you one of the finest writers I have ever read...and I read a lot. I read and reread every post, studying, thinking and striving to try to grasp the cadence of your words for my own. An A+ from you, my favorite teacher, is like being number one on the NY Times Bestseller list for me. Thank you...I'm humbled.

trash talk said...

P.S. and blessed by your friendship.

Deb said...

gonna go read her post..thanks for the recommendation Laura...

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh Debbie, each and every word our dear and precious friend wrote about you is awesome and right on! Each of you are a treasure, how can we all be so lucky to know such wonderful women?

All I know is's a joy and a blessing.

Nancy's Notes

trash talk said...

I forgot one little thing...I call shotgun!

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Thank you for the link, Laura! I have gone to visit with Debbie and loved meeting her! Then I followed a link on her post and met another lovely blogger! Isn't this fun!

time worn interiors said...

I know Deb personally and she is a hoot! She makes you laugh the whole time you are around her! And, Cat Daddy, his a hoot to! Merry Christmas!

LaurieAnna's Vintage Home said...

What a lovely tribute to Debbie. I too know Debbie and Cat Daddy and just adore them. They are indeed the genuine article and are a blessing to all that cross their path.

And, I'm with you....Debbie is one of the best writers out there and I can't wait to see where it takes her! She's also a fantastic supporter and encourager to so many.

Thank you for taking time to share this.....such a sweet gesture for a friend! Merry Christmas!

The Green Pea said...

Debbie is a lady I would just love to meet someday. She makes me lol often. I really love her blog and her stories. This is a great post. sandi

Lea @ CiCis Corner said...

I love Mercury Glass, just bought several pieces myself. And, about to go check out Deb! Happy week!

Tina said...

I've enjoyed your blog. You have a new follower! I'm headed over to Talking Trash now!

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

On my way over now to Talking Trash.

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Deb is the most genuine, soulful, and full of wisdom girl you will ever meet and...she's one of my best friends ever. She will make you laugh, cry, get mad when she tells you truth, but you shouldn't have asked if you didn't want the truth, and at the same time she's the most kindest and loving persons on earth! My goodness how could you not love her, to love her is to love CD as well. I adore this entire family with all my heart and I can't say enough about them!

clustres said...
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clustres said...

I agree and have not even met her in person! Her writing makes you feel all those things you described. I am not a writer, but I did give her blog a shout-out when she won my giveaway recently. I just felt that everyone should treat themselves to Miss Debbie's awesomeness!

amy~ the gypsy chick said...

this is the sweetest post ever Laura! I can recall the very first time that I met Debbie, we stood in the middle of a field full of antiques and told us about her new born grand-baby that was very premature, but how strong her faith in God was. That Debbie is one special lady!
I hope that you have a very Merry Christmas!


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