Category Archives: Family

Playing in the Leaves

I was talking with my daughter-in-law last week when the subject of ‘playing in the leaves’ came up.  She and my son would be working for the next 4-5 days so they would be able to come over, to let … Continue reading

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TBT: 10 July 2014

TBT: (Throwback Thursday) – This is a toothpick holder Mom picked up in Okinawa, in 1953 – ’55.  It was always somewhere in our kitchens from Okinawa to Tucson to Ramey (Puerto Rico), Westover AFB, MA, France and Germany while … Continue reading

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Pulled off the Facebook This Morning…

23 May 2013:  Pulled off the Facebook this morning… “Riley‘s 8th Grade Crossover.*  We have the best family and friends!!  Such a support system  — with Riley Cross and 5 others…”  (*A ‘Crossover’ is a ceremony wherein a kid ‘crosses over’ from Middle School … Continue reading

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One Rod, or Two?

And so I decided I would buy the boys, Noah (6) and Evan (4) each a cane fishing pole, and teach hem how to fish. There’s a great little fishing tackle store in Maumee, OH about 8-10 miles from me. … Continue reading

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“Oh Christmas Tree…Over the Balcony…”

In 1963 we lived in an apartment complex at 18 Floridastrasse in Wiesbaden, West Germany – base housing.  Our apartment was on right side of the complex, on the second floor. At Christmas that year, Dear Ole Dad bought our … Continue reading

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“You Can Buy One for a Dollar…”

I found these cute dinosaurs this year and decided to get a couple for the boys, Noah (5) and Evan (3.)   They really are cool.  So after Christmas dinner I pulled them out from behind the Christmas tree, …and … Continue reading

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What Are the ‘Treasures’ You Would Take to the Lord?

Last year at Christmas, I gave each of the kids, my kids and grand kids, a small wooden box.  I was inspired by the song, “The Littlest Angel,” by Bing Crosby – my favorite Christmas carol.  Each little box was … Continue reading

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Christmas 1963 – II

Wiesbaden, West Germany.  Christmas 1963. That year my folks decided to host Christmas dinner for a few folks with ‘no place to go.’  I think Ann and Mary, friends of Mom’s, might have been there that year. Mom really put … Continue reading

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Want to hear About a ‘Slug’ This Morning?

My two grand daughters, Delaney and Riley, have been back here in Ohio for a week now.  They were brought back here to spend Thanksgiving with their father’s family.  Their father’s family lives about 6 – 7 miles from me. … Continue reading

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What’s the Point?

Last year (2012) I decided to make little wooden boxes for my kids, and grand kids.  The idea came to me as I listened to “The Littlest Angel,” by Bing Crosby about 2 weeks before Christmas.  That Christmas carol has … Continue reading

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