Author Archives: Linda Childers

About Linda Childers

There's so much interesting stuff out there that just flies under the radar. Until I read about it, that is, and then I just have to share the wackiness.

Beary Nice

Photo credit: basinsradio.com Does a bear poop in the woods?  Well, of course he does. The surprising thing is that he also poops in my driveway.  It’s in the woods and it’s very long. At first I didn’t realize what … Continue reading

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The .001 Percent

“Let me tell you about the very rich.  They are different from you and me.”  F. Scott Fitzgerald, from “Rich Boy,” in All the Sad Young Men. As a writer, I read just about anything I get my hands on.  … Continue reading

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I Have a Crab to Pick

  First of all, let me just say that I am from Maryland.  As in, I’ve been eating crabs since before I had teeth. And, I have to hand it to you non-natives who come to crab-eating later in life.  … Continue reading

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Message in a Bottle

Just in case you’ve never heard of a bottle tree, I’m about to remedy that.  It isn’t your fault if you aren’t from the South.  That’s just an accident of birth. First of all, yes, a bottle tree is a … Continue reading

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The Frankenberry

Would you eat this berry? Supposedly it tastes and smells like a pineapple. It’s called a pineberry, and yes, it really does exist. According to a website about berries, it’s a cross between the white South American strawberry and the … Continue reading

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The Snake in the Washer

As promised, here’s the story of how a snake got into my washing machine. Around nine o’clock or so one night, I heard an odd sound in the laundry room. Like something scraping over cardboard, followed by a hollow, metallic … Continue reading

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All A-Twitter About John Waters

A couple of days ago, I sent my first Tweet. Until the Wheel of Fortune had a Tweetstakes, I hadn’t had a reason to do it. Frankly, I was amused that I had three whole followers and I hadn’t yet … Continue reading

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Stinkbugged

Last year, I wrote an article about stinkbugs.  Brown marmorated stinkbugs, to be exact.  This invasive species has ruined crops and driven people crazy.  Myself included. I have found them in my hair, in my microwave, in a box of … Continue reading

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This is Positively Nowhere

Considering how close I reside to the hub of the universe, it’s pretty amazing that I live on the edge of nowhere.  Ironically, I can drive to D.C. in two hours, and yet I’m a 20-minute drive from everything. By, … Continue reading

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Welcome to Sassafrass Hill

Welcome to the world’s newest blog. Everyone and their grandmother has a blog. I’ll bet there’s even one about paperweights, or black licorice, or hedgehogs. Not that I have anything against any of those things. Well, except for the licorice. . . … Continue reading

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