Juul of Denial

By Nancy Black “You’ve come a long way, baby!” I was just a wee child of 15 when I embraced that famous cigarette advertising campaign for Virginia Slims. I was young, invincible and could do anything I wanted in life. Those ads told me so. They showed the women of olden days, hunched over wash […]

Encore, Oncor!

Encore, Oncor!

By Nancy Black Actually, no. I do NOT want Oncor to do another performance like they did two weeks ago. But, wow, what a performance they gave! I was preparing to vacuum when the Super Sunday Storm hit Dallas. Just as I was reaching with the cord to the electrical socket, the lights went out. […]

Hard to swallow

By Nancy Black It was a really tragic Sunday in March for me. That led to a really bad Monday, which eventually sent me into arterial fibrillation — AFib. It’s a condition that makes your heart race like you’re running a marathon. It’s a common problem among “adults my age.” Boy, I am really getting […]

Memories of year one, day one

By Nancy Black I thought it would be fun to revisit the past as I ponder the future. White Rock Lake Weekly is going into our 11th year serving the community.  My, how time flies!  My children were so much smaller, and I was so much younger. I decided to dig out my very first […]

The last picture of Stanley

By Nancy Black My dear friend was sobbing. She’d been purging her house this past weekend and it had stirred up a lot of emotion. Boxes had piled up, furniture got moved from one room to another, and her home was now a disaster area of clutter. But that is not what bothered her the […]

Good-bye, old friends

By Nancy Black They have no idea who they are or were. Nor do they care. No. My children aren’t callous or rude. They were just born during a different time in history. I, on the otherhood, do know who Doris Day, Tim Conway and Peggy Lipton are/were. And I feel blessed to have experienced […]

Hear ye! Hear ye!

By Nancy Black Even though I didn’t want to get picked, I was still disappointed when I was dismissed for the day. My juror number was 2705, and the courts were already full of potential panels by number 1180. Darnit. My inner “Law & Order” and “Forensic Files” fan was truly let down. I did […]

This life is not a dress rehearsal!

By Nancy Black I thought it was about acting. My sister gave me a beautiful plaque one Christmas more than 20 years ago. I was just back from Hollywood at the time, so I thought the phrase on the pink ceramic artwork — “This life is not a dress rehearsal” — was a reference to […]

My child, my hero!

By Nancy Black My oldest brother died Sunday night, but not before my youngest child and I were in a horrific automobile accident earlier that afternoon. I had just left my brother’s hospice in Allen and picked my teenager up from a worship service in Plano. We headed south down 75, to 635 east. It […]