The Best Friend I Ever Had

Tell us the origin story of your best friend. This is a sad story so it took me awhile to write it today. I met John in the spring of 1985. His mother purchased the house next to my parents and I saw him in the driveway one day unloading his car – he was […]

Because I’m a Survivor

Are you stubborn as a grass stain or as easy going as a light breeze on a warm day? Tell us about the ways in which you’re stubborn — which issues make you dig your heels in and refuse to budge? )  

Update: The Investigation of the Murders of Britney Cosby and Crystal Jackson

There has been some progress into the apparent murder of two 24-year-old lesbians from Houston, Texas. Britney Cosby (her name has been reported in multiple spellings and she used Itain’tez Bnbreeze Cosby on Facebook) and Crystal Jackson traveled to Galveston, Texas for Mardi Gras and their bodies were found later near a dumpster. I just want […]

WHM and Recipes – Jean’s Pudding

Date Nut Pudding Handwritten Recipe

Share a favorite recipe from your mother or grandmother’s kitchen. Why is this dish your favorite? If you don’t have one that’s been passed down, describe a favorite holiday or other meal you shared with your family. I haven’t made this in several years and it isn’t a dish of which I am particularly fond, […]

I Dropped Out of Grad School To Become a Missionary

Todd County Kentucky

 What’s the most crazy, outrageously impulsive thing you’ve ever done?  I was not an impulsive kid. I was unhappy and anxious, but I did what was expected of me for the most part. I also learned early on to carefully watch for opportunities – an extension of  a survival instinct. I rarely did the unexpected […]

Lesbian Traditions

Klavon's Ice Cream

What are your favorite traditions, large and small? What is it about your traditions that keep them going strong for you? One of my favorite summertime Ledcat & Sue traditions was “Ice Cream Sunday” – after dinner, we would head over to Klavon’s Ice Cream in the Strip District. Sometimes we would invite friends to […]

I’m Officially a Social Media Maven

It has been a long climb from the valley of the shadows of the person most likely to post their cereal choices on Facebook, but I made it! A ha! I may have carpal tunnel syndrome from 8+ years of blogging, composing 30K tweets and hanging out with my 2600 best friends on Facebook, but […]

When I First Saw Your Face

Kerr wedding

The prompt – describe how my grandparents/parents met. My maternal grandparents (Jim and Val) allegedly met at a radio station in Butler County. She was working as a receptionist or clerk or something and he was a salesman. I think they eloped soon after and he ended up working in the mill in Homestead (but […]

The Scholarship I Almost Won Might Help Me Change The World

Tell us about a situation where you’d hoped against all hope, where the odds were completely stacked against you, yet you triumphed. In 2013, I was granted a partial scholarship to attend the Netroots Nation Conference in San Jose, California. However, I needed more because I have to bring Ledcat with me – traveling by […]

My Family Herstory: Part Two

Post a photo of one of your female ancestors. Who is in the photo? When was it taken? Why did you select this photo? Edna Kerr was my great-grandmother (my paternal grandfather’s mother.) She was widowed soon after this photo and left to raise 4 children on her own. This cropped image is from an […]