Wallace Wisdom


By Melanie Wallace
Every Saturday night, we have a Family Zoom meeting with our way-grown-up kids. Mack is in Seoul, South Korea, I am here at the beach, and we have a kid in Denver, one in New York City, and one in Midlothian, Texas. This Zoom thing is absolutely the highlight of my quarantined life. I spend the week making a list of “interesting” things that I can

A Very Happy Story

By Mack Wallace
The first time my wife left me alone for more than a few days, she went to Spain to walk the Camino de Santiago. She was gone way too long, but don’t worry – that is not what this story is about. This is a story about how I fell in love with Crystal Beach. You might have noticed from my last story that I pine a little bit for my wife. Linda and Marcel Elissalde noticed

One Lonely Seoul

By Mack Wallace
My wife and I have been married for 45 years. I depend on her; she tolerates me. Having been full-time Crystal Beach residents for 9 years, then part-timers (once the grand babies came along) spending much of our time in North Texas for 6 more years, we are now living in Seoul, South Korea. A grand adventure. In early February, we were having

Day of the week

By Melanie Wallace, Ed.D.
I’m an old elementary school teacher and principal, having started every day of my career with what we in the business call “Calendar Time.” Each morning, I would gather my students around my rocking chair (during my teaching years) or around the PA system in the office (during my principal-ing years) to talk about the day of the week,

The Table

By Dr. Melanie Wallace
This table has seen some pretty great times in its 42-year history with Mack and me. It was the first “real” piece of furniture that we bought when we graduated from college, planning a care-free, upscale life of fun and frivolity. As goes the plan for many young folks, ours has not turned out to be so carefree. And, I wouldn’t change it for

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