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  • Writer's pictureCharlsie Pecoraro

Tax Season with Richard Lindsey, Downton Abbey, Jambalaya, the Book Corner and Black History Month

Richard with a box of receipts
Richard Lindsey, CPA

Like it or not, tax season is here and the professional accountants at Lindsey & Waldo are starting to get busy. Richard Lindsey sent out an email recently encouraging folks to give his office a call now before "crunch" time hits in later this spring. Every year there are numerous changes to tax codes and Richard spends a great deal of time reading about them. He wants to make certain that his office is taking care of their clients. He strives to keep more of your hard earned money in your pocket! He is always looking for opportunities.

Paula and her 5 cups of coffee
Paula Waldo, CPA

Richard's partner, Paula Waldo knows she'll be putting in some long hours filing taxes for clients. She isn't afraid to "fuel up" on some great coffee! All kidding, aside, now is the right time to reach out to Lindsey & Waldo and get the ball rolling for your 2022 filing.

You can reach Richard & Paula by calling their office at 251-633-4070. They'd love to help you with your 2022 taxes. Their new office is located at 4328 Boulevard Park S, Mobile, Alabama. Click here to read more!


Downton Abbey is in Mobile, Alabama!

Are you looking for something to do this month? Why not plan a visit to the History Museum of Mobile to view the beautiful wardrobe we all loved from Downton Abbey? I've got this on my calendar and can't wait to see the lovely dresses worn by Lady Mary and the rest of the Crawley family! Personally, I adore the 20's and 30's fashion and can't wait to see this collection!

The exhibition features thirty-five costumes worn by men and women and invites viewers to discover the turbulence of the Edwardian era and the cultural impact of the First World War. From rich country tweeds, to sumptuous evening gowns, to a starched footman's livery, the textiles in this exhibition speak to a transformational moment in art, fashion, design, and history.

Tickets cannot be purchased in advance at this time.

Insider tip: Plan to lunch at one of the many downtown restaurants. Some of my favorites are Debris Po Boys and Squid Ink Eclectic Eats & Drinks.


What's New on YouTube?

New Orleans Style Jambalaya &

No Bake Cookies with Amelia!

On Tuesday of this week, I was extremely busy in my home office and before I knew it, supper time was creeping up on me. I forgot to take something out of the freezer, so I had to make do with some leftovers. Lucky for me, I found some grilled chicken, sausage & shrimp just waiting for me to work some magic in the kitchen. Check out my latest culinary video featuring a New Orleans style jambalaya made from the leftovers. (Chef Paul Prudhomme would be proud). Let's cook together!

In last week's blog, I posted that Amelia was back in the kitchen! Check out her precious video with me, making delicious no bake cookies. Those didn't last 24 hours here or at her house!

Subscribe to my YouTube channel & share your favorites with friends! Click here to check it out!

Our Soup for the Soul will be back this Sunday so go check it out! We'll be wrapping up this feature in February and have some surprises in store beginning in March!


Newest Boss Partner: REDBAR Espresso & Market

Owners of REDBAR Espresso & Market
Dr. Mike & Jennifer Bucknell

Join me in welcoming Dr. Mike & Jennifer Bucknell to the meet da' boss partners. This picture captures the happy vibe of their restaurant and coffee shop, REDBAR Espresso & Market.

They opened the new location on Old Shell Road several months ago and would like to invite you to enjoy the REDBAR experience. I've been a fan for several years and was delighted to see them move from their former spot to this beautiful, light filled space.

They added a patio with a fire pit, ping pong tables and outdoor dining. REDBAR is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, except on Saturdays.

Read all about them at

and stop by their new building at 7681 Old Shell Road in Mobile, Alabama. I hope to see you there!

Insider tip: Sunday is a great day to visit and enjoy their brunch!


In the Book Corner: A Handful of Quiet by Thich Nhat Hanh

Those of you that have followed me for any length of time know that I am a big fan of Thich Nhat Hanh. I purchased this little book, A Handful of Quiet, for my granddaughter. I decided to read it and what a welcome reprieve for me this week. Sometimes it is helpful to read something simple and this little book encourages children (and adults) to return to breathing and their bodies and to connect to the world around them. I highly recommend this one to anyone with children, grandchildren or who works with children.

Also, I found a quote in one of my grandmother's journals about books worth sharing. After reading this from her 1950 journal, I understand why my father was such an avid reader.

Books are the keys that unlock information in thousands of libraries and private homes. They unlock the door to your mind and it is interesting to note that any good book is a key to any hungry mind.
Many a book has changed the course of one's life. A single book may well become a rich vein of golden information because each book has its own special story to tell. To me there is something alive about a worthwhile book.
Many of them I look upon as dear friends, as human, as though each had a voice still, though its author may have lived and died many years ago.
People talk about the key to success. There are thousands of such keys in every place where there are books to be read, unlocking their doors.

Black History Month

February kicks off the recognition of the contributions of black Americans to history. Did you know that five Baseball Hall of Famers are from the area? Hall of Famers Hank Aaron, Willie McCovey, Satchel Paige, Ozzie Smith and Billy Williams all grew up playing baseball on the fields of Mobile. By the 1920's several major league clubs held their spring training in the Port City. Baseball was so popular in the area, it was played every day of the week.

Satchel Paige, Mobile Native

If you would like to learn more about Black History in Mobile, I suggest you take the Dora Franklin Finley African-American Heritage Trail Tour. Click here for more information. This tour is very informative and left me feeling sad, especially for the Africatown residents. Also, the History Museum of Mobile offers an extensive education with numerous artifacts related to Black History.


Remember that your mind is not just a storage unit so be creative this week! ~ Charlsie


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