Welcome to my blog! My name is Eugeena Patterson and I live in a little community called Sugar Creek in Charleston, South Carolina. After thirty years, I finally retired from teaching Social Studies to middle school students. Lawd, those children were starting to be a handful, but I loved them all. Okay, well most of them.
It’s nice not having to get up so early in the morning now, but retirement has become a whole new adventure for me. I recently found myself in Deep Fried Trouble. Thankfully with help from um… male friend, Amos Jones, I made it through without too many scars and burns.
I know what you’re thinking. Well a retiree has to find something to do with her time, but spending my days solving a murder would’ve never crossed my mind. I can’t wait to tell you about my most recent adventure. I found out quite a few Oven Baked Secrets that people have been keeping.
I’m widowed and to be honest, still adjusting to living in an “empty nest.” It doesn’t help I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes due to years and years of not-so-good eating habits. This certified Southern belle is learning a whole new way of eating and taking care of herself. Now there is no need to take pity on me, because I’m full of life as I enjoy my sixties. Check out some of my latest interviews and recipes.
I like to check in with my three adult children. I will never admit it to them, but meddling in my children’s lives kept me on my toes. Children are never too old to hear a word of advice from their mother. I certainly don’t mind sharing what’s on my mind. I also enjoyed spending time with my grandchildren, but I have to make sure my youngest and only daughter understands, Mama has a life too. I don’t want to spend my retirement years as a babysitter.
Now some people, like my matchmaking friend, Louise Hopkins, and childhood buddy, Cora Gibson, think I have this second chance at love. Child, I’m not searching for Mr. Right. Don’t get me wrong, I love talking to my neighbor, Amos Jones. He’s certainly not bad looking for an old man. Some mornings we chat on my front porch. I have been known to invite him over for a meal.
Being a retired detective, Amos had been very helpful especially since I’m the head of Sugar Creek’s neighborhood watch. Speaking of the neighborhood, my, my things have changed around here. I would sure love it if you would join my Sugar Creek Watch Team. I promise some goodies.