Shar Drennan, Hattiesburg American

Shar Drennan

Hattiesburg American

Mississippi, United States

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Past articles by Shar:

Reflections on life, loss and our country

Right now all I know is that the End of Watch came upon these officers when they were least expecting it. → Read More

Mr. Slippery Snake caught in the bacon grease

Six weeks later I am finally able to turn off lights and go barefoot without looking constantly left and right. → Read More

Life: It's laughing and logrolling

"Life is sort of like logrolling. You have to be quick on your feet, change directions rapidly, and be able to adapt to adverse conditions." → Read More

Southern graces, hats and 'bless your heart'

'Occasionally I do see some signs that southern manners might be slipping.' → Read More

Following your dreams and taking a leap of faith

'We need something that will whisk us away to another world when this one gets too much for us. ' → Read More

The many facets and joys of motherhood

I’ve been a mother for many years now, and I’m prouder of that than I am of anything else I’ve ever been or anything I’ve attempted to do. As mothers, we are called upon to be as multi-faceted as the finest diamond, as bendable as a tree in the wind and as patient as Job. Not always the easiest thing to do but, to me, the most worthy. The things I hear mothers complain about while I’m standing… → Read More

On the road again: RVing 101

We Googled and giggled our way through hundreds of choices; some ridiculously expensive with options only a queen would want. → Read More

She who wore the crown (until it fell out along with the bridge): Shar Drennan

All Shar Drennan wanted to do was enjoy a day off. One bite into breakfast, her plans — and appearance — were changed. → Read More

Culinary catastrophes? I have had a few: Shar Drennan

"Despite a few culinary catastrophes, I fed a family of five well and they grew up strong, tall — and laughing their heads off." → Read More

Be willing to laugh at yourself — you might make someone else laugh too: Shar Drennan

"I may never be known for my grace and serenity, but if I’m able to make even one person smile or laugh when they are having a bad day, then I’m happy." → Read More

Wreck the halls and all that jazz: Shar Drennan

Decorating for Christmas when you have cats can be challenging. Shar Drennan knows that all too well. → Read More

Shar Drennan: A peck of peppers and a doggone blessing

Keep your eyes — and your heart — wide open, and be ready to see a need and possibly a way to fill it. → Read More

Shar Drennan: Helping all creatures — even lizards

Shar Drennan's compassion extends to ALL of God’s creatures but her assistance, until recently, ended with roaches, lizards and frogs. → Read More

Shar Drennan: What can we learn from Las Vegas shooting?

If I’ve learned anything from this awful event, it’s that there are many heroes in this world along with a whole lot of love. → Read More

Shar Drennan: You've never been ignored until ...

Upon her return from Washington, Shar Drennan was met with cold, calculating stares by her two fur-babies. → Read More

Shar Drennan: On the road again

Shar Drennan recently traveled to Washington to surprise her daughter with a week-long visit. → Read More

Shar Drennan: Marks on the heart

Everyone comes into our lives for a reason, and they don't have to be there very long to leave a mark on our hearts. → Read More

Shar Drennan: Surviving in a fast world

The world has changed since my youth with an increase in shortcuts, designed to streamline and speed up our lives. → Read More

Shar Drennan: The blessings of motherhood

Mother’s Day isn’t just a day when my children spoil me; it’s a tribute to my children, who blessed me with the greatest gift of all — becoming their mother. → Read More

Shar Drennan: A perilous and moving experience

My new home is only 3 miles from my old one, but it may as well have been 300 because the same sorting, packing and transporting had to occur. → Read More