I set out to be a journalist, then followed my heart into education. But my 2 years with the Savannah Morning News yielded life-long friends and blessings many times over. Below are a few of my favorite stories I was privileged to write:
Waiting for My Soldier
Excerpt: My husband was scheduled to come home Tuesday, July 1 – our second wedding anniversary. … On Monday, I was a bundle of nerves and could barely stop shaking long enough to form a clear sentence. My in-laws were getting into town that night, and everything was almost set for Greg’s homecoming.
Pistol Packin’ Mamas
Excerpt: When Jeanne Capozzi, 64, saw two “disreputable characters” coming toward her on Broughton Street, she didn’t hesitate to put her hand on the .38 caliber revolver in her purse.
Project Linus gives blankets to kids
Excerpt: Project Linus, named after Charles Schultz’ famous character, is a national organization that provides handmade blankets to children from birth to 18 years who are seriously ill, experience a traumatic event or are just in need of some comfort.
Turning into our mothers
Excerpt: The moment comes in almost every woman’s life. We’re looking in the mirror, talking to our children, cooking dinner, talking on the phone – when it hits us: “Oh my goodness! I’m my mother!” … And it hits hard, doesn’t it?