Heart of a Southern Woman

A snapshot of life one blog post at a time.


“Z” is for Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah with Grandchildren

As a child, and as an adult I’ve always loved this song! When you’re happy, nothing else expresses the mood quite so well in my book! You can whistle it, and you can sing it as if no one is watching or listening! LOL That’s what I do..or perhaps, I should say, that is what my grandchildren and I do, and have done over the years!  

Helen with Liam and Katy, Zip a Dee Doo Dah

Helen with grandchildren Liam and Katy

My oldest grandchild, Liam is  7 now, but when he was three, as his sister Katy is now, he would sit on the arm of my power wheelchair (can’t walk far due to severe heart disease) and we would ride all over the neighborhood! He loved it, and wanted to ride and ride! So, we’d talk, we’d notice things, and we’d sing! My favorite song to sing with him was Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah, I bet you couldn’t have guessed that huh?  Can you imagine the sight we made, riding around on my wheelchair, grandma and grandchild, singing at the top of our lungs! I know that some of our good friends/neighbors used to tease and also let us know they loved it! I often wondered if others who didn’t know us wondered about that old lady wandering the neighborhood in her wheelchair, singing with abandon with that little boy! LOL However, the men in white coats, nor the police ever showed! My sidekick and I had a ball, and I’ll never forget it for sure! 

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My Valentine’s Wish for All–That You Feel the Love in Our World!

Remember there are all kinds of love!  “Love your neighbor as yourself. ” Happy Valentines Day! Helen

Get Your Motor Running! Zero to Hero Challenge


Today’s going to be a  feel-good day! There’s snow on the ground–the kids are all trapped inside–the baby ‘s not sleeping at night— and I feel like EEYORE!  But no more! We are going to crank up the volume and dance to the music! Dance like nobody’s watching! Just do it! and have fun!  

As part of my Zero to Hero challenge, I had to take a look at the stats that  Word Press collects on my blog for me! I was to look for and take note of my most popular blog posts. The assignment was to take one of the popular ones and put a spin on it, and post away!   I was surprised to see that my most popular posts seemed to be ones about feeling good;   about abstract ideas like reputation; and about community events! Here I was , thinking about specializing in genealogy on my blog! 

 So, I’m planning to put some feel good blog posts and other things into my blog as often as possible–afterall, I need them as much as anyone! Flowers, music, dancing–let me know please–what makes you feel good? Music and dancing has always done it for me–gets my motor running every time!  Here’s wishing you a day full of verve and elan! Helen

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