Category Archives: Family

CAN VIRTUE LIVE IN THE 21ST CENTURY?

“One isn’t necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.” Maya Angelou Sin Virtue Lust (excessive sexual appetites) Chastity … Continue reading

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LET ME SHOW YOU SOME PHOTOS

  When on vacation, I’ve become the self appointed photographer.  We no longer carry those bulky, fancy cameras with special lenses.  Now we opt for our cell phones.  Who knew a tiny device like that could take good photos?  Most … Continue reading

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A WRINKLE IN TIME

My granddaughter, Kaeli and I love the movies.  When I go to a movie with her, it doesn’t involve violence or war.  She still likes watching things like “Peter Rabbit” or the gnomes.  When I suggested that “A Wrinkle in … Continue reading

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MIDWEEK AT THE GRANDPARENTS’

Mini-bird houses painted by our two daughters, granddaughter, oldest grandson and grandma and grandpa. This has been a delightful week in so many ways.  Not only are we celebrating our Savior’s birthday, but we’ve been enjoying a long awaited visit … Continue reading

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MOM!

The beautiful woman in the photograph is my mom.  She would’ve been 96 this year, but is now celebrating with the angels in heaven.  She was my hero – a woman who loved to laugh – one who would do … Continue reading

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FUNNY MEMORIES

As I unpacked those treasured ornaments from the past 53 years of marriage, memories began to pour into my head.  There were the handmade pieces; the delicate globes decorated with the names of each in our family; the store bought … Continue reading

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WHEN I WAS A CHILD …

When I was a child, I would spend my summer vacations at my grandparent’s farm or visiting other relatives in Northern Wisconsin.  Every moment was filled with time well spent.  I can still picture the line of pine trees that … Continue reading

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INNOCENCE REGAINED

When we look into the face of a baby, all we see is sweetness and innocence. The angelic countenance of a newborn could not possibly be imperfect in any way. As they grow into toddlers, we wonder who replaced our darling child … Continue reading

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I’M A GREAT GRANDMOTHER?

As of yesterday, I am now the proud great grandmother of a baby.  I don’t know if it’s a boy or a girl.  I wasn’t there for the blessed event.  My husband transported granddaughter and her new child home from … Continue reading

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY SISTER

My sister, Carol, with her grandson, Pierson, a few years back. They say you can’t choose your family, but if it were possible, I’m sure I’d pick this amazing woman to be my sister – hands down.  We’ve been part … Continue reading

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CARVE A PUMPKIN

Some days are simply do nothing days, but enjoy the season and the people you’re with.  This week is teachers’ convention time in Minnesota, so for the past couple days, we’ve been doing just that. Yesterday our adventure took us … Continue reading

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EMOTIONAL ROLLER COASTER

Yesterday was one of those days.  I started by reading blogs of my friends and began to tear up.  I hit upon one that set the floodgates into full throttle and it took me half the day to pull myself together. … Continue reading

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IT’S ALL ABOUT HIM!

There are days when I wonder what on earth I’m still doing here. I spend hours trying to figure out some new technology when I could have completed three loads of laundry. I wake up early only to spend that … Continue reading

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BACKYARD THEATER

  I cannot even begin to comment on the above picture.  I was born in 1942 and most of my childhood occurred during the 40s and 50s.  We didn’t even have a television set until I turned ten.  It was … Continue reading

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MEMORIES

I came across this old photo of my sister and I cutting up, just for laughs, at my Aunt Muriel and Uncle Jake’s home in Wisconsin.  It brought back so many memories of the fun times we shared, not only … Continue reading

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END OF SUMMER

I thought it was time for something funny for a change.  I’m tired of posting sad commentaries.  It’s time to get down to some serious humor. This is an old post, but reflects some of the things you may be … Continue reading

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DADDY

Neither of us was prepared for the birth of our first child.  I think it takes a long time to fit into the title of parent and usually through years of challenges and exciting adventures.  Who would’ve known the woman … Continue reading

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MY PRAYER WARRIOR

The old, stained, cowboy hat is often seen on this gentle spirit’s head.  Like the man wearing it, it’s been through many ups and downs, but he’s always managed to pray in all circumstances. We both know the power of prayer.  However, … Continue reading

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A NIGHT IN THE WAREHOUSE

My husband was forbidden to purchase a gun when he lived with his parents.  Their reasoning made perfect sense.  They had witnessed many gun shot deaths in their business.  When Paul got out of the Air Force and was still … Continue reading

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THE MAN UNDER THE HAT

The fellow in this picture bears no resemblance to the man of today.  He went through many stages of hairstyles during his time.  This one was the beginning of his Bob Ross look, but it was before Bob ever became … Continue reading

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