Follow The Yellow Brick Road

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Elton John Before I move on, I want to catchup on some stuff and events I didn’t mention before. I’m trying to be as linear as possible, but sometimes I forget stuff or will remember something after I’ve written about that time period. I guess that’s the same thing as [...]

Hello, Yellow Brick House

GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD - ELTON JOHN A trend started happening with George and Clarice. They were partiers. I’ve mentioned this before, but it needs repeating - Friday, Saturday and Sunday were George’s party days. It always involved friends of theirs. Whether it be Charlie and Lex (and hopefully their kids), John Hasty, Richard Sears, [...]

Living On The Edge

I finally got kind of used to literally living over the edge of a river, but anytime there was a thunderstorm, I just knew the place would fall in the river! George had a boat and we’d go on rides often. I always wore my life preserver, and I got to drive sometimes. I got [...]

I’m The Blacksheep Of The Family

Hello to my eight loyal readers! I know it’s been a while since I posted a new chapter in my life I call BLACKSHEEP. I think I should jump ahead and let you all in on something about my time with George. It’s the horrible thing I did that was the final straw for him… [...]

A Spoonful of Whiskey Helps the Onion Go Down

Savannah Club Apartments to a wee one like myself, seemed like where id be living forever. I had my neighbors to visit, ice cream trucks to chase and lawns to poop on! Mama and Wanda were closer than ever, George was still nice to me and there was Grandma and Granddaddy! We would visit Big [...]

Work Hard or Die Trying, Girl

With apologies to the fine people at Bob's Burgers for stealing the title of their brilliant "Die Hard""Working Girl" mash up.   Point is - I'm working hard into the night writing about the house the rained snakes in the bathtub while simultaneously almost falling into the river (okay, it was a creek). I'm taking notes [...]

Our House

Granddaddy Bill was my hero at the time. When he was around, I felt safe and at home as much as a 2-year-old could. Every afternoon meant more candy from granddaddy! The green and red peppermints and also wrapped sour balls. Seeing a bowl of sour balls brings back memories to this day. In the [...]

Nana Avenue

April 6, 2017 I remember living at the house in Orlando. The house was on Nana avenue. Id later return to visit and create some very nice memories, but not until a few years later. Everything was fine here for a while. I remember mostly being in the kitchen – flashes of bottles being filled, [...]

Soundtrack Of My Life

I have a 99 track, 4 disc soundtrack CD for the eventual movie they make of Blacksheep...I wish!!! Only 2 copies exist actually, but its a pretty cool playlist either way. Music plays a huge part in my life.  I wouldn't be surprised if the movie ended up being a musical! Here is 1970 - to [...]

Sit Right Back and Hear A Tale…

   The happy Brinson family - Barney, Phyllis, Clarice, Marsha, Faye, Bill and of course little Barrett were traveling the world! Of course, I remember nothing of this except what I was told. Apparently, we were in Maryland for a while. Yawn! Actually, the most interesting story comes from our time in Taiwan. Apparently while [...]