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About gleefulee AKA Teresa Lee

Retired after 33 years of teaching English and French (one year in private school in Memphis, TN and the rest in public school in Doniphan, MO. Enjoying new adventures - all those things I put off for lack of time, energy, now I can try them! Pottery, writing, traveling, camping, kayaking, dancing, listening to some of the best live music ever, and making passionate, lively new friendships. All christened with an appreciation for great red wine! Created and operated KC's on the Current, then sold it and managed it for new owners. Now totally retired and looking for my summers to be full of fun as well! Born and raised in St. Louis, MO near The Hill. Though a transplant to Southeast Missouri, still very much a city gal at the core with a deep love of the natural resources in these Ozark foothills. Currently I am a content contributor for Poplar Bluff Living Magazine and a columnist for our local weekly The Prospect News. My rescue Siamese helps with most of the proofreading; he has a great ear. I relish the solitude easily had in the Mark Twain Forest but thoroughly enjoy lively outings for music, wine, conversation close to home or in my beloved hometown. Technology is my greatest challenge but so worth the shared connections. There may be a need for solitude but there is little loneliness. The material in this blog written by Teresa Lee is her property and cannot be used without express written consent to do so.

The Boot Goes On, The Boot Goes On

Chilly damp weather invites welcomed changes to the wardrobe. Soft sweaters, turtlenecks, comfy tunics, all coordinated with skinny jeans and knee-high boots battle the ‘brrrs’ AND match my youthful spirit. (I will never readily admit that my spirit and my … Continue reading

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“You have memories with…” pops up multiple times in front of most faces these days. I should hope so! Memories of trick-or-treating are some of my favorites, as a child and as a momma providing the experience for my son. … Continue reading

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Who Knew?

I was even MORE sheltered than I realized! I was way over 21 before I experienced these. FRIED CHICKEN LIVERS – I grew up wishing a chicken had 10 legs, that way I could have had more for me. Whatever … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Tease

We get stuck in unexplainable ruts sometimes, but marketers have it figured out. It is not unusual to see Christmas in July sales, and Starbucks has us all craving pumpkin lattes in August, way ahead of the seasons and holidays … Continue reading

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Flowers and Friends

Recently, sitting on a porch step comically musing how a grown-up can get so dirty,  I was struck by the parallels between flowers and friendships, an especially poignant parallel after a recent high school reunion. F – Friends and flowers portray … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Tease

We get stuck in unexplainable ruts sometimes, but marketers have it figured out. It is not unusual to see Christmas in July sales, and Starbucks has us all craving pumpkin lattes in August, way ahead of the seasons and holidays … Continue reading

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Falling back on rhyme

It’s a strange day; I have nothing to say At least out loud in print. Continue to doodle or check with google, Or clear the brain with peppermint?   The day is rare when I don’t share Thoughts swirling in … Continue reading

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