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The Twist from a Twisted Sister!

What's in a Name? Open if you need a Giggle!

Carol Tenwalde

What's in a Name? Open if you need a Giggle!

Growing up in a small town named..... Ottawa you'd get tired of explaining you don't have a Canadian accent because I don't live in Canada. It's Ohio Stupid! So when we moved to Serenity I expected more of the same but not an eye was batted. So I cracked up when I saw this article about the 5 funniest town names in the US. Here they are:5. Two Egg, Florida4.  Intercourse, Pennsylvania3.  Humptulips, Washington2.  Hell, Michigan1.  Boogertown, North CarolinaYou can read how these towns earned their name by clicking HERE. I hope you will check out the Two Egg story because in the 50s everyone...

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When Beauty Has Consequences!

Carol Tenwalde

When Beauty Has Consequences!

I was a huge Lucile Ball fan. As a child I had this darling red and white polka dot dress I called my Lucy Dress. I would have worn it every day if Mom would have let me. Every outing started with, "You can wear anything BUT the Lucy Dress." I was so sad when I out grew it.  Recently I attended an art lecture and the topic was how an artist's career can be negatively impacted if you don't give the audience what they expect.  When I heard it was about a Lucy Statue I was all ears.In 2009, a...

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New Year New Me! But Am I Chinese?

Carol Tenwalde

New Year New Me! But Am I Chinese?

This is SOOO Not a Woe is Carol Ann Story.... My Dad, Bob, was a builder. He was constantly selling our house out from under us. I moved 13 times from the time I was born until I left for college. The joke in our family was, "Dad, The gout is dirty we need to move." Bob would buy 5 to 20 acres and create a subdivision in our tiny town in Ohio. Our home would be the first home in the subdivision. So??? This means that as a kid I didn't have any kids to play with. I would complain to my Grandmother...

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This is SO not Fishy!!!!

Carol Tenwalde

This is SO not Fishy!!!!

Being a Lick we had Fish every Friday.... A Lick is short for Catholic in my neck of the Ohio woods. My Grandmother made the BEST Fish and Chips. We always thought she was so adept at it because she was British even though she was born in Ohio.Would you believe that Fried Fish actually dates back to the 8th Century and not in England but Portugal? It turns out that Sephardic Jews would fry the lightly battered fish on Friday nights to prepare for the Sabbath as the Mosaic laws prohibited cooking on Saturday. Allegedly, the batter preserved the fish...

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Is Vanity Just for Women?

Carol Tenwalde

Is Vanity Just for Women?

Of course we know the answer is NO.... but being vain is certainly directly tagged to women. That is why Carly Simon's hit "You're so Vain" was so shocking at the time because it pinned it to a man. So I thought you would find this Civil War factotum of interest.Recently archeologists found bottles of hair dye in and around an old Kentucky building that use to be a photo studio for Civil War Soldiers to get their photo taken before going off to battle.  Thus wanting to put their best visage forward! Sad in a way but so very touching! Don't...

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