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Breast Cancer and Ta-Ta Lesson Number 12

Breast Cancer and Ta-Ta Lessons Number 12

I love this Ta-Ta lesson from my book, “What Ta-Tas Teach Us,”  since we all have things in our lives we need to get rid of. My sister got rid of her Ta-Tas because they would have killed her since she had a very aggressive type of breast cancer. The doctor told her that by the time she discovered the lump on her own she would have been in big trouble. Just like breast cancer and Ta-Ta Lesson number 12, we all need to get rid of what hurts us.

Take an honest look at your life.  What are those things/issues that are holding you back from your greatest potential?  Can you isolate the “cancerous” things that make you less of the best that you can be?

Posted in breast cancer, change, humor, laughter, loss, Ta-tas, Women's Health by Jane Jenkins Herlong.

The Songs of Change in Our Life

 Songs of Change in our LivesYesterday our daughter, Caroline graduated from Clemson University.  We were experiencing another change in our family. Thomas and I were so proud and the legacies of our Clemson families made both of us emotional during the playing of the Alma Mater.  It was that song that gave us both joy and tears.

Since I am a singer and love music, I started thinking about songs that are symbols of milestones in our lives.  I love this quote; “Life is short but wide.” The longer we  live and more we take advantage of the width of life, the more songs we celebrate.

The first song that represented both challenge and change in my life was the playing of “Pomp and Circumstance” at my high school graduation.  Then, again at my college graduation.

Posted in attitude, family, loss, memories, songs, Uncategorized by Jane Jenkins Herlong.
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A Rock and a Clown Nose

A Rock and a Clown Nose

I have come to the realization that a rock and a clown nose represent principles of successful living. I discovered this life lesson at the funeral for my dear friend, Eileen Klein.

As Eileen lay in her hospital bed nearing death’s door, she asked me to sing at her funeral. The song she chose was “We’ll Meet Again.” Eileen and I have a most unusual relationship of strange humor so I replied. “Yes, Eileen. I will be honored to sing at your funeral but I am singing a song I just wrote entitled, “She Lost Her Virginity at the Waffle House.” “ We both had a good laugh.

Posted in family, humor, laughter, loss, mother, relationships, Uncategorized by Jane Jenkins Herlong.
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Lowcountry Tides and the Changes in Life

Memorial Day weekend ushers in the official beginning of summer. Along with the obvious tribute to our brave men and women in the armed forces, the sun seems a little hotter and the water temperature is not as cool.

Sunscreen, bottles of water, bread, peanut butter, etc., are all on my list to take in the boat. My daddy, a seasoned Johns Island boater, always said to never leave the shore without food and water. So with the coolers packed and boat in good shape, off we went to Abbapoola Creek to join a ka-zillion other boaters in Charleston.

To catch a high tide in the late afternoon is the most desirable scenario. We explored creeks with million dollar homes and passed jon boats with folks fishing and casting.

Posted in Beach, childhood, family, Johns Island, loss, Lowcountry of South Carolina by Jane Jenkins Herlong.