Hometown Girl

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Me & my buddy, Bailey

This is me ~ Bethany Ann Richter, a.k.a Beth, Bethy, or even Bethy Crocker ~ the Hometown Girl. Welcome to my blog.
Me ~ Bethany Ann Richter
My Blog
Remembering Childhood 11/17/2014
Remembering Childhood  There was a question posed on the great book of face tonight. It asked people to name their favorite memory. I, for one, could never come up with just one favorite memory because my childhood was full of great memories. But as I was scrolling down the wall I ... More>
Memories 11/11/2014
Last Friday, my old neighborhood lost another member. Roger Johnson joined his wife, Sharon, up in heaven. He had been battling lung cancer for a while now. As I thought about Roger’s death it brought back a flood of memories from childhood and earlier years. The neighborhood I grew up in was called ... More>
Date of Death 11-1-14 10/07/2014
Tonight I read a couple of different articles and watched a video ~ they were all pertaining to the same story of a young, 29-year-old newlywed woman who was diagnosed with a very deadly brain tumor that quickly went from stage 2 to stage 4. She was told that she has less than 6 months to ... More>
Through the Eyes of a 7-Month-Old 04/26/2014
I feel very privileged. Every so often I get the honor of watching my now 7-month-old niece, Bailey. She's at this really fun age where she gets the biggest kick out of playing with her toys and attempting to throw them. She is also teething so many of her toys go directly into ... More>
Response to a Facebook Story "Mermaids vs. Whales" 02/09/2014
Yesterday there was a story posted on Facebook along with a picture. The picture showed a beautiful plus-sized woman sitting nude in a chair, posed in such an elegant way that nothing was showing except for some curves. The story went like this … A while ... More>
Response to "Adult" Comments to an Article 10/13/2013
As adults, we have spent a good part of the last couple of years teaching children that bullying is a bad thing and that we should show people respect and common courtesy. I’m honestly beginning to think that “common” courtesy is not-so-common anymore. Today I was ... More>
My Thirty-One Top 10 List 09/17/2013
When I went to my very first Thirty-One party, I didn't know what I  was getting myself into. I honestly thought I was going to a birthday party. Boy was I wrong!! I was about to be introduced to a product line that I would fall in love with!! I've done top 10 lists before, but this one ... More>
Thoughts/Comments/Reactions on Disability 09/16/2013
Today I was reading an article that focused on Social Security Disability Income [SSDI] and Supplemental Security Income [SSI]. It was an interesting article but, as always, I got interested in reading the comments that were posted at the end of the article. There was ... More>
Ah, the good ol' days! 08/16/2013
I want you to know before I begin that I am in no way making fun of anyone here. I just thought it was cute and I got a good chuckle out of it and, therefore, wanted to share it with the rest of you.   This morning I had a "semi-deep" conversation with my poor, technology-deprived nephew, ... More>
Summer ... for now 07/27/2013
Three days ago I was wearing shorts and was running the central air. For the past two days I have been wearing long pants and a hoodie!! Granted it's been nice to give the c/a a break, and hopefully my electric bill will appreciate it as well. I don't think I've ever had to worry about my ... More>
Memories of Graduation 05/10/2013
It's May 10th, 2013 and tonight our seniors of CHS are graduating. This brings back a flood of memories for me. First of all, when I was a senior, we didn't graduate until May 31st. This graduation before the month is even half over with is really strange for me, especially when school is ... More>
Memories 04/26/2013
Earlier this afternoon I attended the funeral of a great family friend of ours. Actually, she was a neighbor of ours when I was growing up. You see, I was fortunate enough to grow up in the country, yet we had our own little neighborhood where there were several of us living right next door to each ... More>
Growing Up Without A Cell Phone 03/28/2013
This was posted on Facebook tonight. It was written by Jeffery T. Foster and I just had to share it on my blog because it was so true and I found myself laughing so hard at some points that I think I had tears rolling down my cheeks. I can't wait to show this to my nephews and my ... More>
Spring has sprung?? 03/26/2013
In the famous words of Mister Rogers, “It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood”. I think it actually reached the freezing point on the thermometer today! As for me … I even had my door open for the majority of the afternoon. Now, granted the window in my screen door was closed, but for me that ... More>
Interesting ... 02/26/2013
Last year I had a recipe published in a Gooseberry Patch cookbook titled "Rush Hour Recipes". I was so excited that I think I bought about 10 different copies of the book so that I could keep one for myself and give a copy to each of my sisters and give other copies away as gifts. After ... More>
Happy New Year! 01/02/2013
It's finally here ... the first day of 2013! I must admit that I've been waiting for this day to arrive. I am personally looking forward to this new year being a much better and happier year overall than last year, and I don't typically say that too much.   Unlike last year, we actually got to ... More>
Goodbye 2012 ~ Hello 2013 12/31/2012
As the year comes to an end and the new year comes upon us we all have things that we want to change and things that we are glad that we saw happen. I was very fortunate that I was able to have been there for the birth of my niece Cynthia. I may not get to see her that often but she was ... More>
45 Lessons Life Taught Me 12/30/2012
I ran across this article over on Facebook and it made so much sense that I wanted to share it with everyone. I especially like #15 ... "Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry ~ God never blinks." I think that's going to be my new motto in life. I read a couple ... More>
Christmas is Here! 12/23/2012
Another Christmas is upon us. I didn't send out letters with my Christmas cards this year like I usually do. So much has happened this year that it seemed as though I would be writing more negatives than positives. I did find a way to pay it forward this year, and that always makes me feel good. ... More>
My New Addiction 11/30/2012
I've figured it out ~ I have a new addiction [well other than Pinterest, which is my obvious addiction]. I am addicted to the Thirty-One line of products. I kind of figured this out a while back, but now I am positive. So positive, in fact, that if there was a 12-step program I would probably be ... More>


"To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven."

There is only one me in this world and that is ME! Love me or hate me, but don't try to change me because I am who I am, and if you don't like me for me, then you don't need to be in my life.