OMG Moments - March 2020

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#Luck— The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

OMG Moments - March 2020

While working at Uniform Issue at FLETC, I found a $50 bill in a pants pocket after checking about 150 pairs of pants finding mostly nasty mouth pieces or ear plugs. Whoop, whoop!

Getting a date with my wife, Hilary, was the best luck I ever had­—all the worst luck I ever had led me to her. Karma—God’s plan—you can’t change or escape it!

I have had both. I was married 22 years and my husband committed suicide. Two years later, my 16-year-old was killed in a car accident with his best friend. Now I have been with the love of my life for 14 years.

Horoscopes by Holiday: March 2020

Holiday Mathis

Oxymoron Supermoon

Horoscopes by Holiday: March 2020

The supermoon in Virgo is an oxymoronic lunar phenomenon, a mix of ego and humility that shines the light of publicity on often unsung virtues. The path to connecting with others this month will be through such soft and self-less states as gratitude, modesty, empathy and patience. To subvert one's own ego-drives in order to really observe what's going on for others will bring about a great unfolding of magnificent spiritual gifts.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). When someone says, "Let's unpack this..." what they mean is that they care enough to really understand you, or that they are ready to judge you, depending on the person. This week, you're ready to open yourself up to the right people, and you're paying attention so that you'll know who those people are.

Message from Meredith - March 2020

Meredith M. Deal

Message from Meredith - March 2020

What an interesting time we live in as we celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the League of Women Voters formed just six months before the passing of the 19th Amendment, in which American women finally won the right to vote on August 18, 1920.

I love exploring history, especially women in history, so when my husband, Chuck, introduced me to his hometown of Seneca Falls, New York, back in 1980, I was totally captivated with it being the birthplace of Women’s Rights  and the site of the first Women’s Rights Convention in 1848. On our July, 1982, visit home, as part of a humanity circle of one-hundred, I got to “cut (a portion of) the ribbon” opening day at the Women’s Rights National Historic Park located down the block from my in-laws’ home. What an honor.

Message from Meredith - February 2020

Meredith M. Deal

Message from Meredith - February 2020

A group of local theatre enthusiasts recently saw the sights, and especially, Broadway’s lights “In Old New York” on tour with B.A.T. Wings—-the Brunswick Actors Theatre Travel Group. Thanks to Lynda Dalton Gallagher and everyone at BATs for my newest favorite memories: #motowntohadestown. 

OMG Moments - January 2020

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Embarrassing Exercise Moments

OMG Moments - January 2020

New cleanse. Barre yoga class. Upset tummy. The runs. Run out of class. Never return.

My trainer was handing me a weight, and I accidentally grabbed his penis.

One night, I had the gym to myself…or so I thought. I was running on the treadmill and let out a huge fart. Someone in the corner started laughing. I have not been back since.

Message from Meredith - December 2019

Meredith M. Deal

Message from Meredith - December 2019

Me and my snowy raccoon pal here at The Market on Newcastle wish you a happy holiday season! I always find unique holiday gifts (wishing I could keep them for myself) when visiting our Paisley Magazine local retail ad partners. You can start by checking out our Scent-Sational products on page 22, with items ready to become your cool and unique gifts, too.

OMG Moments - November 2019

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#LetsTalkTurkey

OMG Moments - November 2019

I had 30 people at my harvest table with all the leaves in it. When anyone wanted to get out of their seat, they had to crawl under the table since the table extended out of the dining room into the living room with no room in the doorway! It was fun!

We went to a resort at the Matterhorn in Switzerland. The chef made a turkey shaped pate, added sparklers and paraded it around the dining room!

I booked my flight on the wrong day!!!

I cooked dinner for friends, which consisted of five couples who each brought their own stuffing recipe. We had quite a variety: oyster, apple, sage, shrimp and sausage. Yum, Yum!

Message from Meredith - November 2019

Meredith M. Deal

Message from Meredith - November 2019

Welcome to the November Paisley Magazine’s #BLESSED issue, one of my favorite months each year. Here I am at another downtown Brunswick mural in the Community of Hope’s Brunswick Mural Project. I find this colorful pop adventure of love and peace, created by Kevin Bongang, to be super cool! You can find it on Reynolds Street adjacent to Indigo Coastal Shanty! Kevin’s website is www.bongang.com  and all project details can be found at Glynn Visual Arts website, www.glynnvisualarts.com. 

Message from Meredith - October 2019

Meredith M. Deal

Message from Meredith - October 2019

#Create is our theme for October. It brought my thoughts to how we collectively demonstrate our personal creativity every day.

We create a “buzz” about causes near to our hearts. And you can join us by creating awareness October 3 at A Moveable Feast’s Paisley Partini in support of breast cancer survivors and research. Or share your creative spirit in spreading joy just as the McIntosh County Shouters have been doing for almost 40 years, celebrating their Gullah Geechee history and culture for over six generations. (page 16)

Message from Meredith - September 2019

Meredith M. Deal

Message from Meredith - September 2019

I recently went to Taos for adult creative camp. As a former summer camp counselor, I rejoiced in the time to unwind under the enchanting skies of New Mexico. I hung out in the sensational Southwest landscapes, which served as inspiration for one of my favorite artists, Georgia O’Keeffe. This is her cabin at Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu. I am restored.

OMG Moments - September 2019

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#TouristTirades

OMG Moments - September 2019

I got totally drunk on a cruise excursion (rum punch). Came back to the ship and broke the card scanner machine. Our 12-year-old daughter never got over her mortification!

I just came back from Europe traveling with a small group, and for some reason I was put on stand-by status. I didn’t know if I’d get to leave Germany! I was then assigned a seat but someone else had the same seat, so I ended up in the front of the plane in the “better” section—wined and dined!

An embarrassing incident occurred when a bus driver would not allow me to get on the bus for a tourist excursion. He thought I was a “native” trying to get a ride into town. Jamaica—hmmm.

I did massage in Los Angeles for 20 years. One time I was referred to a woman in Beverly Hills who was on the phone when I arrived. She had lots of Michael Jackson pictures and gold records on her hallway walls. I said, ‘You sure do like M.J.’ She said, ‘Oh, he is my boss; he’s in Japan right now. I was on the phone with him when you came in.’ OMG!

Message from Meredith - August 2019

Meredith M. Deal

Message from Meredith - August 2019

A total of six community murals are quickly being created by many hands as part of The Brunswick Mural Project. This one is by Artist Jeff Le Mieux. Symbolic in the meaning of justice, this gallant, two-story tall lady faces southeast on Reynolds towards Gloucester Street. Four more will begin soon, so get your creative juices flowing by joining in! Contact Artist Megan Torello at Glynn Visual Arts: 912.638.8770/www.glynnvisualarts.org.

Message from Meredith - July 2019

Meredith M. Deal

Message from Meredith - July 2019

A total of six community murals are quickly being created by many hands as part of The Brunswick Mural Project. This one is by Artist Jeff Le Mieux. Symbolic in the meaning of justice, this gallant, two-story tall lady faces southeast on Reynolds towards Gloucester Street. Four more will begin soon, so get your creative juices flowing by joining in! Contact Artist Megan Torello at Glynn Visual Arts: 912.638.8770/www.glynnvisualarts.org.

Message from Meredith - June 2019

Meredith M. Deal

Message from Meredith - June 2019

Welcome to Paisley Magazine’s 11th Anniversary Issue: #GONECOASTAL, where we are highlighting the multitude of advantages of living in Coastal Georgia. Meet Kelley, Kim, Rev. Abra and five “Men and Their Chairs,” Paisley’s annual salute to some of the coolest guys around.

OMG Moments - July 2019

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#YouOnlyLiveOnce

OMG Moments - July 2019

“I decided that instead of riding on the back of a Harley, I wanted to ride my own. I found a safety course, which I passed, then got my own Harley weeks later. I’ve been riding for 26 years now!”

“I did a Lucille Ball in the kitchen. I owned five restaurants and had just ordered two thousand dollars of fish from Charleston, but when I opened the refrigerator it was hot and the fish were spoiled. It was the last straw. I started throwing plates, food and pans until one of my employees found me in a pile on the floor—crying. He ran out and got my husband, who said we would close the first of the year. My goal was to never have another employee, and so I became a sculptress.”

OMG Moments - June 2019

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Travel Travesties: Now This is Funny

OMG Moments - June 2019

We were out cruising in our CraigCat and got caught in a storm. We went into a small creek for some protection. Well, we managed to corner a large shark in the creek… talk about scary! Finally it swam between the floaters on the boat. What a relief!

My sister was driving the boat when she was a teenager. We were going pretty fast into a cove at Lake Murray. Dad told her to turn, and she said she couldn’t. As we got closer to running ashore, he screamed, “Turn!” She turned around with the steering wheel in her hands and screamed, “I can’t!” Dad lunged forward to cut the engine, and we barely missed barreling onto land.

Message from Meredith - April 2019

Meredith M. Deal

Message from Meredith - April 2019

It’s always a thrill to hear your compliments on how Paisley Magazine has inspired, evoked your thoughts and/or been of great help to you. You save articles and recipes and pass copies on to others. You are our mission and we thank you. We wanted to make the most from your comments, so here’s…

…#EMPOWEREDBYPAISLEY, April’s theme! It exhibits exactly what you’ve told us – the importance of staying informed, in-touch, and empowered by sharing stories of significance. Meet our April lineup: Jennifer, Hilary and Linda. And, check-out Paisley’s April Calendar; chock-full of important and supportive community events.

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